If Prince Rama isn’t being sponsored by Monster Energy drink, they sure as hell should be. The Brooklyn sister-duo of Taraka and Nimai Larson have been spouting the vitues of the liquid pick-me-up since at least that time they reviewed Wings and Knight Rider for us. And with the announcement of their forthcoming album, Xtreme Now, Taraka has given some subversive insights into their recording process. Sort of:
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.
Confusing? Yes. But it could just as easily be a subversive ad for Monster as it is a hint at their new LP. Of course, the most Xtreme hint would be the first single, “Bahia”.
Xtreme Now will be released March 4, 2016 on Carpark Records. Sit back and revel in the genius that is Prince Rama, the next four months will be a fun ride.