Prince Rama broke up, share final EP
Prince Rama, the duo of sisters Nimai and Taraka Larson, have called it quits after 10 years of out-there new age dance pop. Nimai pulled the plug, telling Taraka that she was "retiring from the music scene to explore who she was outside of the band." Taraka shared a statement:
It took months for that phone call to sink in. I couldn’t imagine myself as anything other than in Prince Rama. It has been a part of my flesh, my blood, my soul for ten years. Nimai and I have been playing music together since high school. I realized that continuing Prince Rama without Nimai would be like continuing Guns n Roses without Slash; it just didn’t feel right. So even though this has been perhaps one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, I realized I had no choice but to just fully embrace death so that the music can be free to live on in a different form.
As a goodbye, Prince Rama have shared a final EP titled Rage in Peace which Taraka completed from unfinished songs that had started. For the 7" EP, the vinyl has been pressed with ashes of incinerated Prince Rama memorabilia: old show flyers, album covers, stage costumes, etc, and she hand-painted all the sleeves. You can order yours and listen to the EP below.
Prince Rama's last album was 2016's very good XTreme Now.