Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP
Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP
Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP
Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP
Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP
Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP

Welcome to Paradise Lost Limited Edition Hand-Drawn LP

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Welcome to Paradise Lost is the debut solo album from Taraka, of the sister cult-legend psychedelic outfit Prince Rama. Written while drifting homeless through Peru, Wassaic, and a Texas gallery where she lived in isolation with a seven-foot-long gopher snake in a simulated Garden of Eden, Welcome to Paradise Lost is a surreal journey through the labyrinths of disenchantment and the failures of utopia — an orgiastic celebration of ennui and disillusion.

The album is the first release on Taraka's record label, Rage Peace. She started the label during the pandemic, realizing the need to create alternative systems for underground musicians to make a living off their music without relying on touring. "The model of putting so much time, money, and labor into a record and then selling each one as a mass-produced product at $25 a pop is obsolete. It doesn't work," she says. "In this post-Spotify streaming age, $25 a record when you're a niche underground artist won't even begin to cover the costs of making the album, let alone pay your rent." Her solution is to release limited edition art objects in conjunction with each of her records going forward — objects meant to value the labor of music-making while addressing the need for human intimacy and ritual objects in our post-digital age.

In support, we’re selling 100 editions of Welcome to Paradise Lost to raise money for Rage Peace. Each record cover is a hand-drawn self-portrait in oil pastel and ink; inside is a signed cherry red vinyl, download card, and an 11 x 17 full color poster with handwritten lyrics. In order to encourage inclusivity and tear down the aura of elitism surrounding art ownership, they’re priced on a sliding scale. 50% of each purchase goes towards Rage Peace, 50% supports our programming. As a baseline, we suggest paying $200. If you can give more, give more.


Each record cover is unique, expect a surprise.


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