NOCTURNE BLUE

Nocturne Blue band Dutch Rall music

Nocturne Blue is an art rock band led by songwriter Dutch Rall which incorporates elements of downtempo, dream pop, electronica, and post rock.

"...distills all the best elements of Massive Attack, Brian Eno-era Bowie, and Roxy Music into a sound all their own: an effervescent sugar rush of sound and vision." - SLISĀ 

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto while his low register David Bowie crooning resurrects shivers of over-stimulation..." - Synthesis

The True Sparrow

The True Sparrow

Nocturne Blue

'The True Sparrow' is a collection of original songs by art rock singer/songwriter Dutch Rall. Featuring Trey Gunn (David Sylvian / John Paul Jones) on Warr Guitar and Markus Reuter (Devin Townsend / Stick Men) on U8. Troy Jones lands a powerful drum punch to give this version of the band an earthier foundation and Mark Cook (Herd of Instinct) lends some essential icing on the cake. Ummm, cake.
Lyrically, the songs are more personal and political than past Nocturne Blue material, having been written over the summer of 2019 while watching the world burn.
Groove, feel, and mood, however, remain the band's underlying currencies.


"Raise a tent of shelter now, though every thread is torn." Leonard Cohen
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Nocturne Blue Albums main

Circle Around the Synthetic Sun - full album

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A quiet smile of celebration.
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I Came for the Light and Stayed for the Shadows - full album

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"...distills all the best elements of Massive Attack, Brian Eno-era Bowie, and Roxy Music into a sound all their own: an effervescent sugar rush of sound and vision." - Michael Taylor, 'Smells Like Infinite Sadness'

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto while his low register David Bowie crooning resurrects shivers of over-stimulation..." - Synthesis

"Markus Reuter has perfected a style of lush, layered, complicated process composition that combines surfaces of straightforward beauty with hidden depths of complexity and sometimes a richly forbidding darkness. " - AllMusic
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Under Covers (just for fun)

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A collection of covers and quick demos of songs by a few artists I admire. Recorded just for fun and leaving in imperfections of first takes whenever possible.

"Dutch Rall's rich voice bursts into a Jeff Buckley falsetto while his low register David Bowie crooning resurrects shivers of over-stimulation..." - Synthesis

"Like a great film actor, Kaitlyn has the ability to pull the listener into the lyric and deeper into the thought behind the lyric."

All cover songs licensed through Easy Song Licensing.
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