Iowa-based band Nraakors have announced the release of their latest LP, a 19-track album titled Hoppel Poppel. Through a unique tracklist that reflects their vision of art as well as their endless creativity, Nraakors continue impressing the crowds with a record produced, written, and arranged by them.
During 59 minutes, Nraakors seamlessly mix moods and genres, while providing a cinematic feel that sustains throughout the entire CD.
Nraakors consists of a group of three artists, James Kasper, Joseph Norman, and Gigi Macabre, along with musician friends.
The album features 11 rock songs (with lyrics), 6 neo-classical chamber music/French film score instrumentals (combinations of saxophone, piano, and cello), one jazz piece and one work with synthesizer and applied live electronics. The instrumentals are placed between rock songs in a well-thought manner, hinting at a storyline while guiding from or to the next rock song.
It is certainly not everyday that one gets to hear such an album, blending so many genres that beautifully coexist in one same tracklist, so make sure to check-it out!