In August 2006, TECHNOIR broke a long silence with their new EP "Manifesto" which again instantly hit the German Alternative Charts and raised the expectations for the long awaited second full length album "Deliberately Fragile", for which the German duo worked together with the well-reputable producer Olaf Wollschläger (In Strict Confidence, Melotron, etc.).
This new album comes out a bit more than five years after the release of TECHNOIR's debut CD "Groundlevel", which was highly acclaimed by the critics, and whose single "Requiem" was an immediate club hit. In the meantime, before finally concentrating on the production of their new album, both band mem bers took their individual paths with other musicians. Julia contributed her guest vocals to bands like Rotersand, Melotron and In Strict Confidence, whereas Steffen continued his journey as keyboarder for Plastic Noise Experience and as a remixer for electro acts like Psyche, The Eternal Afflict, or P.N.E.
With a more powerful and intense sound, TECHNOIR shows once more their talent for catchy melodies, deep atmospheres, emotional ballads and also for danceable club-tracks, combined with very personal lyrics: "It's about always opening up to new experiences and taking the risk of getting hurt again and again. It's about growing emotionally and being honest to yourself", as singer Julia explained describing the concept of the album. And once again, TECHNOIR effortlessly shows us that they are one of the most talented Electro-Pop bands of the scene today. Vulnerable, but strong - this is the message that TECHNOIR transports both with the music and the lyrics of this aptly titled long-player "Delibaretly Fragile", an album which invites you to a fascinating ride into Steffen's captivating soundscapes and Julia's moving vocals - tickets please!
The deluxe carton box limited edition of the album holds a 13-track bonus disc with amongst others remixes by artists like LEAETHER STRIP, TIM SCHULDT, BEBORN BETON, IRIS, P.N.E., NEGATIVE FORMAT, DUST OF BASEMENT, STENDECK, DISTORTED REALITY, CONCISE, etc.
02. Dying Star
05. Liar (part I & II)
06. Near You
07. Break Into Pieces
08. All In My Head
09. Everything I Cannot Have
10. Darkest Days