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In 1991 Lyrics the Venezuelan Record Label sign Angel Rada for more than 5 years, they released a new Cd called "Imperials paths to the raising sun" , this did that Angel Rada goes outside of Venezuela, dos speacials shows in Venezuelan TV, "Venezolana de Television", Lasertronik and abisal whisperings marked the new ethnosonic music at world stages. The journals el Nacional and El Universal consider Angel Rada the pioneer of the electronic music and Venezuela besides a Miguel Angel Noya, but Rada went into another space: the ethnosonic music, the new CD was "Imperials path to the rising Sun" followed by Novilunium : one of the most relevant, 1991 Margarita DÃ mico, an art journalist of El Nacional proposed a gallery expo with Victor Lucena. Asdrubal Colmenares, Michelle Di Lalla and Angel Rada, the expo called "Umbrales Etnosonicos" in the Astrid Paredes Gallery, today disappeared it. In 1993 the Venezuelan record label released "Solaris" a great hits of all Vynil records of Rada, but in this project showed two beautiful themes: Primitive ecctasis and Cosmic whales, the first time that Rada add the songs of the humpback whale in a concert: also the Kali Dance used by David Copperfield show tour, meanwhile Rada was preparing the most ambitious project, the investigation of the Amazonian aborigen, the yanoammas: sons of the moon, it shows the most extraordinare music showing an old culture, their rituals and songs..this project was called "Biosonic woods" (maderas biosonicas). Margarita D'amico wrote about the project and the research was done in I.V.I.C (Scientific research Venezuelan institute) Instituto Venezolano de investigaciones cientificas, where she was using and electronic microscope to get some pictures of a very old tree "kiyayukuri". all frequencies of the electronic microscope was used to do the bioloops , after Rada was using the sampler keyboard from roland to feed the sounds for this project.
After the Cd Biosonic Woods releasing, maderas biosonicas, Angel Rada go into a new submarine world, The ABYSS ZONE to look for the Bassogigas profundissimus, a fish that live in Marianna abyss nearby Mariana Islands , this journey in a batiscaph with some National Geographic Society members gave the ideas for a new CD "ABYSAL WHISPERINGS" (Susurros Abisales) where Rada use some new technics of sampling, this CD had a special TV program released by Venezolana de Television Channel 8 in Venezuela, the producer named Numa Roades did "In Concert" (En Concierto) an alive experience with Angel Rada using a Blue Screen like the cinema or video effect, before than others that was using it, for use a 3-D stage with submarine scenes and stereo sound. The sound engineering used some new format to record and to mix this CD, one of the most experimental in the New Age music. In the meantime,Angel Rada is studying the posibilities to do an Antology of the earlier works, but Lyric was requesting him anew project with new technology as the sampler keyboards and the protools technnics,the proposal of Rada was the transpersonal psychology and his relation with Ken Wilber and another psychologists and mind freaks,oneof the ken wilber book that have impressed to Rada was "EYE to EYE", the concept of three eyes of mind was a revolution in Psychology in 1994-1995, form this ideas Angel Rada produce a new CD "Trascendelia", using the 3 levels of conciousness of the theory of Ken Wilber.Angel Rada exposed in this CD, all theories about conciousness and altered states of mind. Angel Rada was researching about Samadhi and satori, two exceptional ecctasis from yoga and buddhism Zen philosophy.

THE MUDSLIDE DARKEST PROJECT: In 1999 Venzuela suffered the most relevant tragedy and the most relevant political change, Angel Rada was working in a new project called "the Golden Flame", when began a rain period too heavy and continously, Angel Rada was living in Macuto, Vargas ,Venezuela when was ocurring this big mudslide tragedy where more than 100.000 peoples lost their lives, Angel Rada lost his home, his keyboards, all his recording studio, he was homeless, meanwhile Hugo Chavez Frias became president of Venezuela, the Golden Flame was a tribute to all people of Vargas and the most beautiful concert "America Cristo Mio", a recording of all sounds of that days. In this period it was to heavy for artists, because it was a coup d'ètat and a general strike , nobody works, all music industry was stopped ... The golden Flame was standstill in the stores ... Eurock gave a big support for this CD in 2002 ... Angel Rada rose up again. Rada understand a new significant on his Art, the simplicity and few tools to proposal a new step in his music, then he began to write the most recent project, with the idea to be acoustically and virtual, the AVR MUSIC venezuelan record label requested him an Unplugged CD. Rada gave them "The Amazonia Rain: the virtual unplugged", one of the best Cd produced in Venezuela ... it became in 2006 the most renewal reference for all southamerican musicians. It was first time Rada played with others musicians and used another Recording technics with the help of his Sound Engineer, Karen Gonzales, she produced the recording session sound in The Golden Flame and Amazonia Rain. Rada, this time use the external loudspearkers of a Yamaha PSR 740 and Leonardo 8600 synths to take the sound for the project using air pressure to produce a rich sound with too many harmonics to get a virtual unplugged sound, rich acoustically. Electronic music became more natural and less cold. Also Rada and Karen used the wall of sound proposed by the sound engineer Phil Spector to recreate a new version of High hopes of the original song of Pink Floyd. Sting influences was presented in the song "Desert Rose" recreated virtually and acoustically. Roundabout a classical song of the symphonic Rock Band "Yes" to give some density and heavynees to project. In June 2005 Angel suffered a Heart stroke that keep him in the hospital more or less 15 days, then a new project is on the way..the performance Roof Art and the next step for a new CD. At last Amazonia Rain was released in November 2005. One of the best ethnosonic blues played by Eduardo Soto in hering Harmonica and Angel Rada, also the song "Nostalgia" the most beautiful Venezuelan waltz played by them, one used a transversi flute and Angel Rada played the Leonardo 8600 using the loudspeaker of Marshall Amplifier. The most relevant guitar riff was played by Karen Gonzales in the song "Plasma Light", all these songs are including in the CD "Amazonia Rain: The Virtual Unplugged", but the song "amazonia Rain" have many Jimmy Hendrix elements and structures of his song "Hey Joe" . The next release of Angel Rada for 2006 was "Neuronal Connections project", a diferent Sound View with a wide landscape of analogical and digital process including new technics. Now, Angel Became one of the Pioneers of the New Trends called MUTANT SOUNDS and He won one of the Dardos Prize

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