Stream: Prince Rama, ‘Now Is The Time Of Emotion’

Prince Rama, photo by Will Rahilly

Prince Rama conjures images of beautiful Spandex-clad aliens drinking energy drinks at the end of the world with laser beams bursting from their chakras … and that’s pretty much who they are. Sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson create music for the post-apocalyse hyper utopian Xanadu of fitness, and their new album “Xtreme Now” continues where 2012’s “Top Ten Hits Of The End Of The World” left off, crash landing them on some nightless, dayless, endless blissed-out dance party in an inverted wormhole somewhere in deep space, where everyone is fit, nice, artsy and meditate upside down on the treadmill.

The girls began writing “Xtreme Now” while living at a black metal utopian commune on Vȫrmsi, a remote island near Estonia during the summer of 2012. A near-death experience at an ancient Viking ruin freaked Taraka out, leaving her with a feeling that she broke the time-space continuum. She says she visited the medieval ages and the year 2067 simultaneously. “In the year 2067, I witnessed an aesthetic landscape where art museums are sponsored by energy drink beverages and beauty is determined by speed. I saw a vision of ancient tapestries stretched across half-pipes and people base-jumping off planes with the Mona Lisa smiling up from their parachutes. I saw art merge with extreme sports to form a new aesthetic language of ‘Speed Art.’ I realized that time travel was possible via the gateway of extreme sports, and I wanted to make music that would provide the score.”

“Now Is The Time Of Emotion” is the second single from the girls’ metaphysical extreme sports soundtrack (following “Bahia”), which Carpark Records will release on March 4. They worked with dance music producer Alex Epton of XXXChange (whose credits include Gang Gang Dance, Björk, Spank Rock, Panda Bear, and The Kills) to bring this inter-dimensional pep rally to life. Simply listening to the song feels like burning calories.

||| Stream: “Now Is The Time Of Emotion”

||| Live: Prince Rama perform March 29 at Resident.