Tonight is the night. In just a few short hours several of your more adventurous mortal cohorts will descend upon your living space for a seance that will lead into a paranormal, polysexual orgy. In addition to the living participants, you are hoping to summon up guests such as H.P. Lovecraft, Anne Boleyn, James Dean, or whoever else may feel like reaching across the realms for some inner and outer body fun. All of the pieces seem to be in place, when you suddenly realize you have no clue what music to play! It just so happens that this new Mater Suspiria Vision remix of Prince Rama beams in from the cyber realm right in time.
When I saw that Mater Suspiria Vision had done a remix of the anthemic “Golden Silence”, off of Prince Rama’s phenomenal Trust Now LP, I couldn’t help but think of how Spin’s Jessica Hopper once referred to the Larson sisters as “the real sound of witch house.” The track is dramatically stretched here, and given the real dark wave treatment. It comes complete with warbled, slowed down voices, moans of ecstasy, harsh phone rings, bird sounds, and an ominous pulse. If it weren’t for the mantric chorus, it might not be so easily connected with the original track. However, as deconstructed as this is, it still captures the spirit of focus and ritual that is associated with Prince Rama. Listen to it often enough, and you are bound to summon the sort of spirit that will haunt you from your head to your loins.
Prince Rama, “Golden Silence (Mater Suspiria Vision Remix)”
Words: Samantha Cornwell