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Prince Rama

The Brooklyn-based psychedelic sisterly duo leave their Hare Krishna farm for new adventures in art as well as a 5th album on Paw Tracks

Fusing creative influences from ancient art rituals to tribal pop sounds, Brooklyn-based sisters, Prince Rama, are an eclectic duo with trippy, enigmatic audio-visuals. Having lived on a Hare Krishna farm whilst completing art school before forming a creative hub in Boston, Taraka and Nimai Larson spent their time working with controversial artist Paul Laffoley, before becoming artists in residence at the Issue Project Room when relocating to Brooklyn.

Their new album on Paw Tracks, entitled 'Trust Now' is a psychedelic blend of mystical synth pop set in a truly lush environment - where dark and eerily hypnotic voices are the perfect accompaniment to their haunting melodies, tinkling bells and pounding drums. Produced with Avey Tare & Deakin of Animal Collective, their 5th full-length album (and first as a duo since Michael Collins took a hiatus), shows the sisters have taken inspirations from ancient symbolism and rituals to create a new surreal universe unique to them. Here we speak to Taraka Larsson about the sounds behind Prince Rama...

WHAT'S…

...your secret talent?
We can cut hair. 

…the story behind your name?
Prince Rama is an ancient hero from Vedic mythology, and making music should be a heroic act.

... your favourite sound?
Motorcycle revving. 

...your worst fashion secret?
Glitter. 

...your favourite website?
http://now-age.org

... good for breakfast?
Coffee. Scrambled tofu. Yogurt. Fruit. Croissant. 

...the best thing about where you're from?
The stars at night are big and bright. 

...at the top of your shit list?
Politics. 

...are you listening to now?
Dolly Parton.

How would you describe your work?
'It's Complicated'