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Prince Rama: Never Forever and Astral Projects

The Clocktower hosts the New York premiere of Prince Rama and Astral Projects' film Never Forever, accompanied by a lecture, "Pop Music and the Apocalypse," from Taraka Larson.

Never Forever is the first ever Now Age psych-opera starring Prince Rama and featuring songs off their latest apocalyptic pop album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Shot in only 5 days and directed by Lily X (Astral Projects), Never Forever takes you on a free-form journey through dimensions both surreal and virtual— from the glamorous, twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen to the nightmarish breakdown of a VR robot turned pop star. If Alejandro Jodorowsky was reborn in 2127 and crashed his motorcycle into the decayed set of Thriller, it still wouldn't come close to the terror that is Never Forever.

Prince Rama is comprised of sister duo Taraka and Nimai Larson. They were first discovered by Avey Tare of Animal Collective in a Texas dive bar in 2010. This introduction marked the beginning of Prince Rama's prolific rise as both musicians and performance artists. The "NOW AGE" manifesto, written by Taraka, delineates the group's aesthetic and metaphysical philosophy which alters the balance of the world as we know it. To read the manifesto, click here.



Prince Rama and Astral Projects: Never Forever

This program features the soundtrack of Prince Rama and Astral Projects' film Never Forever, accompanied by a lecture, "Pop Music and the Apocalypse," from Taraka Larson. The film and the lecture were presented at the Clocktower Gallery on October 1, 2013. The program is in two parts: soundtrack then lecture. Listeners can use their media player controls to jump ahead to the lecture if they choose. Never Forever is the first ever Now Age psych-opera starring Prince Rama and featuring songs off their latest apocalyptic pop album, Top Ten Hits of the End of the World. Shot in only 5 days and directed by Lily X (Astral Projects), Never Forever takes you on a free-form journey through dimensions both surreal and virtual— from the glamorous, twisted world of a post-apocalyptic gym queen to the nightmarish breakdown of a VR robot turned pop star. If Alejandro Jodorowsky was reborn in 2127 and crashed his motorcycle into the decayed set of Thriller, it still wouldn't come close to the terror that is Never Forever.
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