Prince Rama - Trust Now Album Review

Prince Rama Trust Now Album

Review of Trust Now Album by Prince Rama

Prince Rama are a unique beast in the modern day music scene. Two sisters born and raised in a Hare Krishna commune in Florida, educated at a Boston Art School who are now a truly avant-garde band living in New York. You can tell why Animal Collective have taken to Taraka & Nimai Larson's music so much that they released their latest album, Trust Now, on their Paw Tracks label.

The band's strand of psychedelica is intriguingly far removed from the modern brand that The Flaming Lips produce as it almost harkens back to the Acid-soaked sounds you hear in the Psychedelic music produced in the late 60s/early 70s. Unlike most psychedelic acts of today, Prince Rama don't water down their sound too much with 'Western' influences; this isn't a band playing American music with a few tribal drums or a Sitar. Right from the outset of Trust Now, the Eastern influences one would expect from a Hare Krishna raised group are evident in their choice of instruments and style of vocal delivery.

Opener "Rest In Piece" is sang in Hindi with tabla playing throughout in that ever hypnotic way that you hear in a classical Indian standards. It melts into a sea of wind chime instruments and percussion on the second track "Summer of Love", which continues the trend of hindi chants and absorbing Eastern sounds. One of the more contemporary sounding tracks and by far the best song on the album is "Trust" with its heavy usage of synthesizers that create an entrancing and hypnotic jaunt that keeps you captivated for the six engrossing minutes..even if it does sound a bit like "Are Friends Electric?" at times.

However, the album is letdown by a weaker second half where things become a little too samey. Whilst there are still a huge amount of interesting sounds, the album begins to feel as if it is more style than actual substance. "Incarnation", for example, isn't as captivating as the earlier tracks and ends up feeling a little dull and repetitive. The last three tracks on the album mesh into each other and provide you with no real stand out moments or sounds. With an array of Eastern sounds and influences to choose from, it's somewhat disappointing that the duo didn't branch out further with their instrumentation.

Trust Now is an album brimming with ideas and intriguing music that you don't typically hear in most mainstream music, the focus on Eastern culture over our Western makes for an especially fun and other-worldly listen, if a little shallow on content. Whilst the album flounders in the latter stages and becomes a little too repetitive, it offers plenty of hope for Prince Rama's future offerings. They have the ingenuity and musical capabilities to make a superb album and it's less a matter of it, but rather, when that comes into fruition.

Adam Gibson




Site - http://www.myspace.com/princeramaofayodhya


Editors Recommendations

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?

Congratulations to Jodie Foster and Alexandra Hedison, who just tied the knot this week!...

Jodie Foster Is Now A Married Woman! Wait, When Did That Happen?

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Otis Into The World

Babies, babies everywhere! The latest addition to the Hollywood brood is little Otis...

Olivia Wilde And Jason Sudeikis Welcome Baby Otis Into The World

Adventurer And "Bachelorette" Contestant Dies After Paragliding Incident

Eric Hill, a Bachelorette contestant, who was severely injured in a paragliding accident...

Adventurer And

Richard Gere's New Lady Love, Who Is Padma Lakshmi?

Actor Richard Gere and cookbook author Padma Lakshmi are allegedly an item...

Richard Gere's New Lady Love, Who Is Padma Lakshmi?

Tom Hardy secretly weds?

The 'Locke' actor has praised long-term partner Charlotte Riley - who he started dating in 2009...

Tom Hardy - Tom Hardy secretly weds?

Laura Prepon Squashes Speculation Claiming She Is Dating Tom Cruise

Laura Prepon and Tom Cruise and not dating, despite numerous rumors that suggest they are...

Laura Prepon Squashes Speculation Claiming She Is Dating Tom Cruise

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

People are once again outraged at something Joan Rivers said – what else is new? The 80-year-old...

Joan Rivers Said What? Comedienne's Latest Scandal Gets Ariel Castro Kidnapping Victims Involved

Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

The 31 year-old actress, who was virtually unknown when cast in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'...

 Lupita Nyong'o Is Crowned People Magazine's Most Beautiful Women

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings

Amazingly, it's been a decade since the release of Mean Girls, the movie that has become...

Wow, Mean Girls Could Have Been A Very Different Movie. Casting Changes and Alternate Endings


More recommendations

Comments

Prince Rama Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Prince Rama

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All