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There are several artists with this name:
1. A rock band from California, United States
2. A psychedelic trance group from Norway
3. A post-punk band from Sweden
4. A dark metal/ambient project from Romania
5. An IDM artist from France
6. The electronic project of Ricardo Remédio
7. A jazz band from Noway
8. A hard rock band from Finland
9. A hardcore band from Massachusetts, United States

1) Ra is an American rock band, so-named for the the Egyptian sun god. Ra has been making music since the 1990s, but did not evolve into its current form until recording their sophomore album in 2003. The current line-up includes Sahaj Ticotin (vocals, guitar), Skoota Warner (drums), Ben Carroll (guitar), and PJ Farley (bass). Their music is described as “exotic yet familiar, heavy yet funky, direct yet sophisticated, sensual yet soulful, unrelenting yet cathartic.”

The band released their first full-length album entitled From One in October, 2002, containing rerecorded tracks from their demo EP, One, and the two radio singles, Do You Call My Name and Rectifier. In June, 2005, Ra released their second album, Duality, with PJ Farley replacing Sean Corcoran on bass. Due to the band’s financial struggles, stemming largely from their mismanagement by their label, before the album’s release, drummer Skoota Warner departed the band, and did not accompany them on their April 2005 tour. Andy Ryan served as his replacement throughout touring and the band’s third studio album.

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  • bon3sawmcgraw

    Lol rude awakening

    9 Jul 3:41am Reply
  • aquaguard03

    Ra released an acoustic EP this month, The Best of Ra Unplugged, check it fans, on Amazon or the band's web store.

    30 Jun 6:34am Reply
  • Sinablue

    My RA is Goa/Ambient

    9 May 2:35am Reply
  • Scvip

    Уберите обезьян с обложки.

    28 Jan 7:33am Reply
  • mattimek

    new album is quite good

    10 Jan 3:16pm Reply
  • PsyHead_GR

    Astral Projection + RA and others Saturday 1 March 2014 "Exclusive live show from the Norwegian psytrance legends (established 1994) who will also be releasing a brand new album" NEW ALBUM???? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS(*%&^((_)*&(&%&^$&^*(*)

    3 Jan 9:18pm Reply
  • PsyHead_GR

    Psychill/Goa Trance artist RA is awesome!! Wish their bio was at the top though ;-)}}}}} +1000

    3 Jan 9:11pm Reply
  • metalmasterman

    I was very disappointed with Critical Mass. Mainly Sahaj's voice. It's lacking the power they had particularly on the record Duality. That was really their best album. Critical Mass just didn't meet the mark. Musically it was still Ra but vocally it was disappointing.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Hexproof

    I feel like these guys have almost lost their edge a bit, but made up for it in band maturity. Their songs aren't as driving and soaring on Critical Mass, but their songs have a much better flow to them, better builds, and it just comes across as less impulsive of a release. I like the matured sound, but I kind of miss the overly soaring, overly driving choruses of Black Sun. Still, I think they're a very solid band.

    26 Oct 2013 Reply
  • xr4nd0mx

    I would say no, and now that I've listened to the album cover to cover at least 5 times. I do like the album overall, but there are some songs that just aren't very good. Whether they tried something a little different, or added things to some songs that just didn't work. Overall just a little disappointing, only because black sun, from one, and duality were altogether great albums. On the other hand, the black sheep album.... wow talk about garbage.

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Zach216

    You guys don't think you're being a little brash judging the album after just a day or two? I really didn't like "Black Sun" very much at all (Black Sheep was just a collection of demos) I think this sounds like the best stuff since From One and Duality at least. It's pretty good, I've never ranked Ra as a favorite band or anything but always have liked and respected Sahaj's song-writing skills. There's some creative elements in this record, some different spices. I'd give it like a 7/10, pretty good for an album that I wasn't even aware was coming out until about a month ago.

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • xr4nd0mx

    After listening to the Critical Mass album all the way through I would have to agree with YGT_BCRich. There are some brights spots in this album with some good songs, but there are a fair share of songs I just didn't like too much. Overall not bad, but not great.

    27 Sep 2013 Reply
  • YGT_BCRich

    Waited a lot,expected a lot,the group told this ''Critical Mass'' will be their best album till today but after first listening its a little bit dissapointing..

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • aspcville

    http://www.last.fm/music/Ra/+images/27950667 Vote it up !!!!

    25 Sep 2013 Reply
  • YGT_BCRich

    3 days left!

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Rakoontay

    Psychill/Goa Trance artist RA is awesome!! Wish their bio was at the top though ;-)

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • al_shashkin

    Majestic goa/psychill ^^

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • YGT_BCRich

    New album out next month

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • KnD_VandaL

    Два проекта под одним именем... Интересно

    13 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Breshiki

    RA (USA) has released their latest song. You can buy it on Amazon, Itunes & here: http://vibedeck.com/ra--2/supermegadubstep They also have some great pre-order fan packages for the new album!

    6 Jul 2013 Reply
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