Prince Rama Trust Now

Prince Rama Trust Now
In India, Bollywood is sort of gauche, akin to such Western dregs as Glee, Lemonade Mouth and nu metal. But in the world of indie rock, Hindi film music is a failsafe path to exotic-sounding art. And nobody does it better than Brooklyn-via-Boston-via-Alachua group Prince Rama. Now a duo, the sister team of Taraka and Nimai Larson channel their real life experiences growing up on a Hare Krishna commune into six more mystic, myopic, devotional hymns on LP number five, Trust Now. Album opener "Rest in Peace" is their most realized piece yet, as producer Scott Colburn layers the Larson sisters' haunted vocals amongst bells, metal percussion and lots of low end, crafting a song constructed much like an electronic musical piece. "Incarnation" adroitly captures Kate Bush's sexual innocence, while closer "Golden Silence" finally delivers that grand musical gravitas the band's mysterious image has always promised, making Trust Now Prince Rama's first essential release. (Paw Tracks)