French post-black metal project NNRA to release new album « INCARNE » on April 26th.
- 27 février 2019
Paris-based industrial/post-black metal project NNRA returns with breathtaking new album « NNRA INCARNE » this April on vinyl and digital.
In the studio, NNRA is the brainchild of Louis Lambert (DDENT). On stage, he surrounds himself with various musicians and video projections created and performed live by Sébastien Mathieu. NNRA provide an intense, immersive experience that fuses post-metal, black metal and indus. The outfit previously shared the stage with Amenra (watch full set here), Furia, Au-Dessus and performed at Rock In Bourlon festival (watch full set here).
New album « NNRA INCARNE » illustrates an old Arab tale about incarnation. In the old days, there was no color, gardens were grey and nightingales were silent. Yet one day, a nightingale fell in love of a rose, and loved it so much that he wanted to embody it. He squeezed it so tightly to his chest, that the rose threw a thorn into his heart. His red blood spread and gave color to the roses, and thereafter to the world, while his piercing cries of pain gave nightingales the ability to sing.
It is a poem about love, the creation of life, when one loves something so much that one wants to embody it physically; in latin, in carne means ‘in the flesh’. No life, no color or music without devouring passion. Sebastien Mathieu (video/artwork) and Louis Lambert (music) were fascinated by this concept and decided to pay tribute to this poem, and more widely work on the concept of incarnation, illustrating it with this album, and the video that will be screened on stage.
The album is a single piece, divided into movements that follow the rhythm of the poem, and the nightingale’s story. To perform ‘NNRA INCARNE’ live, the band will be composed of seven musicians, and the video will be projected on three screens: on stage and among the musicians (who will be this time in the video). The first album will still be played behind a screen of tulle.
« NNRA INCARNE » was entirely written and performed by Louis Lambert, recorded by Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio (UK) and mastered by James Plotkin. Additional drums are performed by Marc Le Saux. Artwork was designed by Michael Sallit.
NNRA New album « Incarne »
Out April 26th on vinyl and digital
NNRA INCARNE 1st movement : 00 – 2’36
NNRA INCARNE 2nd movement: 2’36 – 9’51
NNRA INCARNE 3rd movement: 9’51 – 17’24
NNRA INCARNE movement 4A : 17’24 – 19’52
NNRA INCARNE movement 4B : 19’52 – 27’28
NNRA INCARNE 5th movement : 27’28 – 33’16
NNRA INCARNE 6th movement: 33’16 – 40’43