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putting so much time, money, and labor into a record and then selling each one as a mass-produced product at $25 a pop is obsolete.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.

When Welcome to Paradise Lost releases on October 8th, we’ll also start selling 100 limited edition hand-drawn self-portrait LPs. In order to encourage inclusivity and tear down the aura of elitism surrounding art ownership, each will be priced at a sliding scale. As a baseline, we suggest paying $200. 50% of each purchase goes towards Rage Peace, 50% supports our programming. These records will be exclusively available in our online store and at Ten Mile Table’s Record Store Pop-Up on October 16th. Come see Taraka perform live at the Monster's Ball October 30th, too. Rage on.


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