OUR VERY FIRST REVIEW:


In A World is basically a duo of male and female singer-songwriters who incorporate two different worlds of music, the dark brooding gothic and film score. Together these two genres create a new one that has been explored in different ways by bands such as Karda Estra, Ghosts of Pompeii and Nox Arcana. The only difference is those are instrumental versions where as In A World is vocal based by members Nicole Buetti and Dirk Montapert. 


Dirk is a native of Southern California and listened to a healthy dose of various styles of the music such as The Beatles, Queen, Bowie, 70's Prog Rock, Depeche Mode and The Cure. Nicole, a native of Colorado had a different exposure to music on the classical and film score side of such artists as Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, John Williams, David Arnold, and Michael Kamen. Together, these two bring their worlds together into a unique fresh ‘progressive’ look on music. In many ways, they are 'progressive', maybe not like the classic 70's but forward thinking just like that era gave us.

According to their website, the first song they wrote together was, Numb, which happened by accident. The end result was so perfect they instantly realized the nucleus of what was to become, In A World.

I believe labels limit an artist‘s work but "Pop-Noir" is a basic description of In A World‘s music but there‘s so much more. You really have to hear for yourself to make up your own mind. Each song, in my opinion, connects with the next and should be viewed as a body of work rather than individual songs.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs Of Prognaut March 10th, 2007

In A World... features talented, professional Musicians on each of their albums.  Here is a list of some of our fabulous guest Musicians:

Dirk Montapert - Composr, Lyricist, Sound Designer, Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Cello, Violin, Vocals, Percussion, Banjo, Vocal EFX, Piano, Marxophone

In A World... actually began as an Emo band described as "Pop Noir" before they branched out to their numerous other genres of music.  This is their very first album.

THE BAND

In A World self titled album pop noir emo. In A World is basically a duo of male and female singer-songwriters who incorporate two different world of music, the dark brooding gothic and film score. Together these two genres create a new one that has been explored in different ways by bands such as Karda Estra, Ghosts of Pompeii and Nox Arcana. The only differences is those are instrumental versions where as In A World is vocal based by members Nicole Buetti and Dirk Montapert. Recently, I reunited with Dirk after over a decade of being apart. We were very good friends back in my home town and like most things in life we drifted apart around the mid 1990’s. Thanks in part to the internet, most importantly MySpace, Dirk found me. Dirk is a native of Southern California and listened to a healthy dose of various styles of the music such as The Beatles, Queen, Bowie, 70's Prog Rock, Depeche Mode and The Cure. Nicole, a native of Colorado had a different expose to music on the classical and film score side of such artists as Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, John Williams, David Arnold, and Michael Kamen. Together, these two bring their worlds together into a unique fresh ‘progressive’ look on music. In many ways, they are 'progressive', maybe not like the classic 70's but forward thinking just like that era gave us. According to their website, the first song they wrote together was, Numb, which happened by accident. The end result was so perfect they instantly realized the nucleus of what was to become, In A World. I believe labels limit an artist‘s work but "Pop-Noir" is a basic description of In A World‘s music but there‘s so much more. You really have to hear for yourself to make up your own mind. Each song, in my opinion, connects with the next and should be viewed as a body of work rather than individual songs.

Nicole Buetti - Composer, Lyricist, Sound Designer, Contrabassoon, Bassoon, Piano, Flute, Bass Flute, Gralla, Clarinet, Digeridoo, Cello, Vocals, Percussion, Vocal EFX, Marxohphone, Keyboards, 


Jason Gunderson - Trumpet


​Tait Montapert - Vocals, Percussion


​Dorothy Montapert - Vocals


Don Williams - Trumpet


Michael Bernard - Oboe, English Horn


Charlie Ortega - Tuba


John Neurohr - Trombone


Colin Mayo - Guitar


Julia Lutzke - Violin


Jillian Camwell - Oboe


Anthony Buetti - Vocals


Jade Guernsey - Vocals


Choir Italia / Choir Italia Kids


Beth Sandholm - Bass Clarinet


Rob Rodine - Bass Clarinet


​Eric Bean - Clarinet, SFX


Dasha Khailova - Vocal EFX


​Iain Morton – Vocals 











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  • Numb3:22

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