|Prince Rama at Farm 254, Athens, 12/4/2011|
The new Prince Rama album will be titled Xtreme Now and the inspiration came from a near-death experience in Estonia which sparked a "recurring sense of time-schizophrenia" in Taraka Larson:
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.Here's the first release, Bahia:
Time travel, of course, is entirely possible and within our means, but only in one direction (the future) and at a speed on 60 seconds per minute.