BARCELONA LABEL EL PALMAS MUSIC, ANNOUNCE RETROSPECTIVE RE-ISSUE COMPILATION OF WORKS FROM VENEZUELAN ELECTRONIC ARTIST ANGEL RADA FIRST SINGLE ‘HIPERSPACIO’ COMES WITH EXPERTLY CRAFTED VIDEO PREMIERED BY BOILER ROOM 4:3

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As a pioneer of experimental electronic music in Venezuela, Angel Rada has always been a restless mind with his feet planted firmly on the ground. With a rich sound universe that blends varying techniques from field recordings to raw analog soundscapes, Angel pushes forward elements of sound design in his productions, whilst projecting a cultural avant-garde attitude and sentiments relative to true artistry; treating music very much as an art form. A sizeable discography sees Angel’s output standing as one of the most extensive in his country. Independent Barcelona record label, El Palmas pay tribute to this visionary Venezuelan producer announcing today a double LP re-issue compilation entitled ‘Rada: Tropical Cosmic Sounds from Space’ with first album single ‘Hiperspacio’ and accompanying music video.   “At some point, electronic music began to become increasingly commercial and compliant to markets, so we took the opposite direction. Not everybody’s ears are prepared to hear real sounds, sometimes this complex intellectuality makes them upset. We are still active and our original structure still works, defending music at its high level as an expression of Art.” Angel Rada   A collection of twenty-two carefully selected tracks from Angel Rada's first period of productions, ‘Tropical Cosmic Sounds From Space’ focuses primarily on the period between 1980 to 1989, bringing together tracks from five different albums previously released via Rada’s own label project, Uranium Records; ‘Upadesa’, ‘Viveka’, ‘Continuvm’ ‘Armagedon & The Third Wave Revolution’ and ‘Impressiones Etnosonicas’ LP’s. Considered to be some of his best works and coveted by experimental and electronic collectors around the globe, the music of Rada has been tagged by German music colleagues such as experimental and krautrock pioneer, Klaus Schulze, as "Latin Cosmic Psikraut"; a futuristic vision of the Caribbean Sea which felt completely ahead of its time, full of innovative textures and amorphous envelopes.   Through his many influences, Rada has evolved through the use of dynamic and melodic structures, constituting an antidote to the repetitive minimal music he sees across the electronic landscape of today, whilst also looking to further develop electronic music in its original form; inspired by the early groundwork of pioneers, Stockhausen, Schulze and Robert Schroeder. First single ‘Hiperspacio’ is taken from his 1984 double LP ‘Viveka’ and is informed by Rada’s own spiritual inquiry. Following a serious emergency operation, Rada contemplated the meaning of artistic expression through music, also inspiring other tracks from ‘Viveka’ LP such as ‘Kundalini’ (named after a form of spiritual female energy released by meditation). ‘Hiperspacio’, translated to English means ‘Hyperspace’ and references the notion of time-travel or higher states accessed by certain methods of spiritual practice. Rada seeks to communicate this vision, incorporating raw recordings of swirling wind with a subtly driving low-end and reverbed psychedelic synth melodies, creating a sense of space as though one is transcending the universe. Accompanying, ‘Hiperspacio’ is a music video crafted and directed by Spanish audio-visual studio, Dedo Ciego. Premiered by Boiler Room 4:3, the video offers a visual representation of the contexts and inspirations that lie behind Rada’s 1984 creation, Hiperspacio.   Angel Rada ‘Rada: Tropical Cosmic Sounds From Space’ will be released 27th January 2020 Connect with Angel Rada Connect with El Palmas Music

As a pioneer of experimental electronic music in Venezuela, Angel Rada has always been a restless mind with his feet planted firmly on the ground. With a rich sound universe that blends varying techniques from field recordings to raw analog soundscapes, Angel pushes forward elements of sound design in his productions, whilst projecting a cultural avant-garde attitude and sentiments relative to true artistry; treating music very much as an art form. A sizeable discography sees Angel’s output standing as one of the most extensive in his country. Independent Barcelona record label, El Palmas pay tribute to this visionary Venezuelan producer announcing today a double LP re-issue compilation entitled ‘Rada: Tropical Cosmic Sounds from Space’ with first album single ‘Hiperspacio’ and accompanying music video.

“At some point, electronic music began to become increasingly commercial and compliant
to markets, so we took the opposite direction. Not everybody’s ears are prepared to hear
real sounds, sometimes this complex intellectuality makes them upset. We are still active and
our original structure still works, defending music at its high level as an expression of Art.”

Angel Rada

A collection of twenty-two carefully selected tracks from Angel Rada’s first period of productions, ‘Tropical Cosmic Sounds From Space’ focuses primarily on the period between 1980 to 1989, bringing together tracks from five different albums previously released via Rada’s own label project, Uranium Records; ‘Upadesa’, ‘Viveka’, ‘Continuvm’ ‘Armagedon & The Third Wave Revolution’ and ‘Impressiones Etnosonicas’ LP’s. Considered to be some of his best works and coveted by experimental and electronic collectors around the globe, the music of Rada has been tagged by German music colleagues such as experimental and krautrock pioneer, Klaus Schulze, as “Latin Cosmic Psikraut”; a futuristic vision of the Caribbean Sea which felt completely ahead of its time, full of innovative textures and amorphous envelopes.Through his many influences, Rada has evolved through the use of dynamic and melodic structures, constituting an antidote to the repetitive minimal music he sees across the electronic landscape of today, whilst also looking to further develop electronic music in its original form; inspired by the early groundwork of pioneers, Stockhausen, Schulze and Robert Schroeder. First single ‘Hiperspacio’ is taken from his 1984 double LP ‘Viveka’ and is informed by Rada’s own spiritual inquiry.

Following a serious emergency operation, Rada contemplated the meaning of artistic expression through music, also inspiring other tracks from ‘Viveka’ LP such as ‘Kundalini’ (named after a form of spiritual female energy released by meditation). ‘Hiperspacio’, translated to English means ‘Hyperspace’ and references the notion of time-travel or higher states accessed by certain methods of spiritual practice. Rada seeks to communicate this vision, incorporating raw recordings of swirling wind with a subtly driving low-end and reverbed psychedelic synth melodies, creating a sense of space as though one is transcending the universe.

Accompanying, ‘Hiperspacio’ is a music video crafted and directed by Spanish audio-visual studio, Dedo Ciego. Premiered by Boiler Room 4:3, the video offers a visual representation of the contexts and inspirations that lie behind Rada’s 1984 creation, Hiperspacio.

Angel Rada ‘Rada: Tropical Cosmic Sounds From Space’ will be released 11 Feb 2020

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