I’ve listened to this album for years; it manages to work with serious listening or while chopping veg in the kitchen.
Alexander Balanescu is a great violinist, and this crossover work is well crafted and great fun. It was inspired by the revolutions of 1989, combining the pain (he’s Romanian) with wit.
Try it. If you can handle Kraftwerk, say, this is no more highbrow (indeed they have covered Kraftwerk tracks), combining rhythmic strings with great vocals in Balanescu’s strong but apt accent. I think that most classical aficionados would consider it pop, it’s that crossed over.