Prince Rama / Xtreme Now
Album: Xtreme Now   Collection:General
Artist:Prince Rama   Added:Mar 2016
Label:Carpark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-04-18 Pull Date: 2016-06-19
Week Ending: Jun 19 Jun 5 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3 3 5 5

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
4. Jun 22, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
2. Jun 24, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
Slip Into Nevermore
5. Jun 15, 2016: Kick Out The Blues
3. Jun 23, 2016: a strange pursuit
Fake Til You Feel
6. Jun 01, 2016: Kick Out The Blues

Album Review
DJ Teddy Tesla
Reviewed 2016-04-10
Prince Rama (previously Prince Rama of Ayodhya) is a two-piece "now age" psych-dance band based in Brooklyn, New York, founded by sisters Taraka Larson and Nimai Larson.

Typical faux-psych synthy garage pop. Some gems in here, nothing too terrible. Each song finds a new and different way to sound exactly like the other songs. Not my cup of tea, but if you like one of the songs, you’ll probably like all of them. I liked 3,4,5 well enough. 2 and 11 might not be a bad place to start. Not sure if the later songs were more boring, or if I was just tired of listening to the album.

FCCs: None that I could hear. Some lyrics aren’t very distinguishable though.

RIYL: New CHVRCHES, Synth Nostalgia, the term “psych-dance band”

1. Bahia (2:56) - Upbeat Disco-esque vibe. Male and female vocals trading lines. Male voice sounds like the guy from monster mash.
2. Your Life in the End (4:05) - Generic, upbeat melody. Sounds a lot like the songs from CHVRCHES’s album Every Open Eye.
3. Now Is the Time of Emotion (2:50) - Upbeat, bright-sounding. A lot of guitars and synths.
4. Slip into Nevermore (2:52) - Quiter, light female vocals, guitar strumming in the background. Some interesting synth melodies at times. I like it.
5. Fake Til You Feel (3:19) - Repeated female vocal samples in the background. Old school rock guitar line. Nuanced female vocals on top. Another favorite.
6. Believe in Something Fun (3:01) - Fun slightly Carribean vibe. Distorted male vocals at the end.
7. Xtreme Now Energy (2:25) - ENERGY ENERGY ENERGY. They chant that for most of the track, amidst fuzzy guitars. Loud. I wasn’t feeling it.
8. Fantasy (3:49) - Kinda boring synth pop. Gets kind of interesting around the 3 minute mark.
9. Sochi (2:38) - More mellow, but still pretty bright synths. Light, hollow female vocals hover above the track.
10. Would You Die to Be Adored (3:43) - Not a lot going on instrumentally, just a repetitive synth. Vocals aren’t too interesting either. Gets a tad more interesting around 2:15 when more instruments start coming in, but one at a time
11. Shitopia (5:42) - Starts off acoustic. An electric guitar comes in later. Better than a lot of the songs on this half of the album. I liked it alright. Goes quiet around 4:50 and then comes in with a completely different and interesting vibe. Like a slowed down version of the song. Doesn’t last too long though.

Track Listing
1. Bahia   6. Believe In Something Fun
2. Your Life In The End   7. Xtreme Now Energy
3. Now Is The Time Of Emotion   8. Fantasy
4. Slip Into Nevermore   9. Sochi
5. Fake Til You Feel   10. Would You Die To Be Adored
  11. Shitopia