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Prince Rama Of Ayodhya

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Spawned from the vernal heat of the Florida swamps amidst swirling
patterns of pine orchards and pre-Columbian artifacts, Prince Rama was
whispered into the ears of Taraka Larson, Nimai Larson,
and Michael Collins in the summer of 2007 by the clanging of prayer
bells and goat-skin drums. They left the Hare Krishna farm where they
were staying to go to art school and form a creative nucleus in
Boston. There, their engaging and often unpredictable ritualistic live
shows attracted a rapid cult following, replete with collective

chants, werewolf summonings, Sanskrit invocations, and the
distribution of various handmade percussion to members of the
audience.

In a short time, the trio was picked up by British-based label, Cosmos
Recordings who released their first collection of lo-fi bedroom
recordings as Threshold Dances and flew them out to the UK to tour and
record the cinematically orchestrated Zetland. At this time, Taraka
also began working for the controversial visionary artist Paul
Laffoley and began composing Architecture of Utopia inspired by his
paintings, an album that explores mapping utopic space via the
mandalic architecture of the vinyl record. In spring 2009 the group
departed from Boston and went on a series of extensive tours across
the US and Europe, culminating in a tragic car robbery in which all
their equipment got stolen. Thanks to an overwhelming outpouring from
friends, family, and fans, the group was catapulted to rebuild and

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  • majo334

    i see a golden light while listening to them. celestial sound.

    5 Feb 2:17pm Reply
  • greenriverkilla

    have my babies, please.

    8 May 2013 Reply
  • odd_trip

    also a great version of Raghupati http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7MxqNjNnLk :-)

    10 Apr 2013 Reply
  • CWalsh

    I would really love to see them live. Watched some of the videos of their shows and it looks like they bring a lot of fun energy and theatre onto the stage. I would definitly be in the crowd dancing.

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • sabletoothtiger

    I like how everyone gets their panties in a twist when someone else has an opinion different from their own. Here's my opinion for you to shit all over: their live show was one of the most self indulgent acts I've had the misfortune of witnessing.

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • fantomhands

    the person below me listens to shit music. their opinion is invalid.

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • random_apathy

    Probably the most ridiculous band I've ever seen live; so pretentious and self-aggrandizing I darn near puked.

    13 Oct 2011 Reply
  • JarrettKnight

    i think it sounds more like a bunch of hipsters under the influence of a shit ton of drugs.

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • blahblah112233

    great analysis bro, you must be an expert in "african music"...

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Jewhefner

    listened to the album...sounds like a bunch of hipsters going a semester abroad to africa on their parents dime trying to sound like animal collective...not a bad thing though

    15 Feb 2011 Reply
  • agandr

    I like your music

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • tsintskaro

    Their latest release is credited to Prince Rama it is the name they use on their myspace, on their record label's page, youtube and gig flyers. They have been credited as Prince Rama in every interview and gig review of the past few months. It looks like they've dropped the "...Of Ayodhya", which I guess makes Prince Rama the correct tag.

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • KyoteeSun

    Prince Rama of Ayodhya is the correct tag....it's written on the covers (on Architecture of Utopia too)....maybe they've shortened it on their sites because it's easier to remember....dunno....but two different names for the same band is a pain in the ass on last.fm

    11 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Fury112

    ahhh, their music makes me miss India so much. Great great band.

    7 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Silvernymph

    So did you.

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • frostBIT-404

    Breaking the Kitsch Barrier

    9 Sep 2010 Reply
  • lewisco_91

    really havent heard anything quite like this for a while

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Zopwx2

    dude this shit is tight

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • computerliebe

    Videos from live NYC Pianos 13.06.10. with Pocahaunted: http://withthepilots.blogspot.com/2010/08/architecture-of-utopia.html

    6 Aug 2010 Reply
  • skalex3

    just saw them tonight. outstanding show. thoroughly entertaining and more memorable than most major acts i've seen.

    13 Jul 2010 Reply
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