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Prince Rama to Release Debut LP on Paw Tracks

6 Jun

Prince Rama

If the retro thing is still cool (and we’re talkin’ 4th century here), Prince Rama is the Elvis of the prog world.

The newest addition to Paw Tracks, Animal Collective‘s label, is a progressive psycho mess of spiritual adventure: meditative chanting, soaring siren calls that simultaneously comfort, flirt and warn, and scary pagan/wiccan hoots, hollers and beats.

If Prince Rama is to be taken seriously (and they should be), this trio can scare the prog-loving shit out of you. Contrary to the few reviews that are available, they don’t aim to deliver positive hippie vibes. At least not exclusively. They tote a genre-divisional line of noise art/experimentation, new age and entertainment. Although they named themselves after the “perfect human,” the musical deliverance is based on ritual, sacrifice and celebration, a totality of sound that is both horrifying and enchanting.

The Brooklyn-via-Melbourne, FL-Krishna-commune-trio (Taraka and Nimai Larson and Michael Collins) recorded their debut LP Shadow Temple with the help of Animal Collective’s Avey Tare and Deakin. The album was recorded in two interesting spots: Kurt Vonnegut‘s grandson’s cabin and a 135-year-old haunted church.

Watch/listen to Prince Rama here with a complimentary yoga session:

Prince Rama
Shadow Temple
(Paw Tracks)
Street Date: Sept. 14, 2010

1. Om Mane Padme Hum
2. Om Namo Shivaya
3. Thunderdrums
4. Storm Worship
5. Lightening Fossil
6. Mythras
7. Satt Nam
8. Raghupati