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Escape from Draconia

by Däsi (RARE-- pre-Prince Rama)

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    Before Prince Rama, there was Däsi.
    Däsi is the high school band comprised of the og members of Prince Rama, Taraka, Nimai, and Michael. They pressed and self-released one album in their short but ambitious career. This is the first pressing from 2005. If you thought Prince Rama was weird, just wait til you hear what they sounded like in high school. RARE and SUPER LIMITED.

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Long before Prince Rama, Me, Nimai and Michael formed a punk band in high school. I knew how to play about four chords on guitar, Nimai found some busted drums behind a dumpster, and Michael scored a keyboard from a church basement. We called ourselves Däsi. We changed the "a" to an "ä" to make it seem more exotic. We thought we were the missing link between the Beatles and Bikini Kill. We played wherever we could get a show-- backyards, anarchist libraries, church socials, and Krishna ashrams-- after some years we finally saved up enough dough to press 500 CDs. In typical teenage fashion, soon after pressing the CDs we  parted ways for college and immediately rejected our high school band as "lame" and "embarrassing". The compact disc remnants of our high school selves sat buried for years in a closet somewhere in the Florida swamps... until now. If you're curious what Prince Rama sounded like in high school, this is for you.



released April 1, 2021

All songs written by Taraka Larson and performed by Taraka Larson, Nimai Larson, and Michael Collins.



Prince Rama Brooklyn, New York

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