Trust Now - Prince Rama
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  • Summary: Recorded in a 19th-century church, the fifth album for the two sisters is the first without Michael Collins who took a hiatus from the band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 7, 2011
    90
    This uncanny sound field suggests a different set of priorities from the usual transcendentalist rock seekers, and Trust Now is all the better for it.
  2. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    The bass churns, chimes tinkle, and tribal drums patter rhythmically, drawing listeners into wide-eyed sonic journeys only Prince Rama could cook up.
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    80
    Self awareness and self-loss are finally balanced, especially on Portaling. [Nov 2011, p.97]
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    It is by no means a bad album, and if you're already into the band it will provide a new fix of freakout, but to deserve any more than a 6/10 it really needs to nail the transcendental and ditch the kitsch.
  5. Nov 11, 2011
    60
    They focus more on freeform jams than commercial song structure. Then, as now, it makes for indulgent and difficult listening. But, if the path of wisdom lies in such excesses, then the Larsons are certainly well on their way. [#81, p. 59]
  6. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    This latest offering from former Hare Krishna disciples Taraka and Nimai Larson finds the Brooklyn-based sisters in typically mind-altering mood. [Nov. 2011, p. 139]
  7. Oct 31, 2011
    20
    This is a piece of chewed-out gum; with no viable nutrition, no flavour and no joy. Do yourself a favour and spit it out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    8
    This music is wonderful. Each song has something different. I can't say enough how much I enjoy the vocals, just beautiful. Just as good or even slightly better than their previous effort, Shadow Temple. I hope this band finds the way to continue to do more amazing things with their music. Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2011
    4
    The fresh album by Prince Rama (now a duo of sisters Nimai and Taraka Larson) sounds exactly as youâ