A Trip down Memory Lane with Fraaek’s, “Paralisis Del "Sueño”


Fraaek is an alternative rock band from Guatemala passionate about creating music which tinkers with various sound devices and explores the art of introspection. Their newly released single, “Paralisis del Sueño” provides us with nostalgia and evokes our teenage self-inducing memories of listening to bands like The Killers and Mobile. Fraaek is unique in their ability to create such a spacey aesthetic sound while combining a fusion of alternative rock, shoegaze, and dream pop into one unified and complete piece. Highlighting the bands use of instrumental sound with ethereal guitars, analog synthesizers, upbeat rhythms, and soft/ gentle vocals. "Paralsis del Sueño", better translated as sleep paralysis begins which a very dreamlike, silky and tranquil beat that builds into a surprising buoyant melody. Sleep paralysis is a state of awareness while being unable to communicate one’s thoughts- much like the experience when listening to the song. Fraaek has a unique way of paralyzing us with their sound, changing our perception of the direction of this song with 3 unique turning points from 0- 1 minute (starting slow and eerie) to 1-4 minutes (upbeat and heavily acoustic) to ending with a retro guitar riff. Thanks for the unusual ride and the enthralling musical journey! We loved this song in its entirety and we can't wait to see what's next for Fraaek as we enter a new year,


Listen to "Paralsis del Sueño" here.



Hi Fraaek and welcome to BuzzMusic can you tell us more about the meaning behind your band name and how the five of you met?

Hi! thank you for talking to us, it's really great to share our music and thoughts with you and your audience. Fraaek has been a bit of a rollercoaster in terms of lineup, we started the project as a 'collective', so members came and went depending on their availability. We've had collaborators who've never met in person and geographic distance has made us adapt and transform. However, for the past two years, we've had more stability and the current lineup features Franc Castillejos (Vocals, production), Alex Hentze (synthesizers, programming and drum machines), David Chinchilla (drums, production), Fer Franco (guitar, synths, and vocals) and Fede Franco (guitars and atmospherics). In some