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A compilation of Angel Rada's work is out in 2020

The project assembles tracks from the Venezuelan's first period of production, from 1980 to 1989

  • James Ball
  • 22 December 2019
A compilation of Angel Rada's work is out in 2020

Barcelona-based imprint El Palmas will release a new double LP compilation that explores the early electronic work of Venezulan producer Angel Rada.

The 22-track project, titled 'Rada: Tropical Cosmic Sounds From Space', is slated for release on February 11, 2020, and covers the artist's first period of production, from 1980 to 1989.

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Accordingly, tracks on the compilation have been sourced from the five LPs he released on his Uranium Records imprint during this period: ‘Upadesa’, ‘Viveka’, ‘Continuvm’ ‘Armagedon & The Third Wave Revolution’ and ‘Impressiones Etnosonicas’.

Rada explains, “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.”

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The first single from the project, 'Hiperspacio' (which was taken from his 1984 double LP 'Viveka'), is out now; the next one, 'Caravanas', will be released on December 26.

You can preorder the project here. Check out 'Hiperspacio'—as well as the compilation artwork—below.

James Ball is Mixmag's Weekend Editor. Follow him on Twitter

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