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Rodion G.A. ‎– Behind The Curtain (The Lost Album)

$42.00

BBE

Rodion G.A. ‎– Behind The Curtain (The Lost Album)

$42.00

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Rodion Ladislau Rosca grew up and got his musical education in Cluj, the third biggest city in Romania, during the relatively ‘open’ years of 1965-1972, before Ceacescu’s regime cracked down viciously on the cultural opportunities (and freedoms generally) available to the Romanian people. In this period he absorbed the influences that filtered through the Iron Curtain from the ‘decadent west’ and local eastern European musical traditions. Cluj had its own prog-rock bands, Cromatic and Experimental Quintet, and the music of the Beatles, Hendrix and Led Zep all found ready a ready audience there.

But Rodion’s tastes were more unorthodox still: he was drawn to electronic music, at that time still an exciting new possibility, represented by East Germany’s Karat, Czechoslovakia’s Matador and Hungary’s Skorpio, as well as bands from the west including Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Yes, and the inevitable Kraftwerk and what would become known as ‘krautrock’.

What is clear is that The Lost Album will firmly cement the idea of a neglected genius, first intimated by The Lost Tapes, in the public view. Here at last is a complete set of music, as originally conceived by a figure who will surely take his place alongside the Enos, the Kraftwerks, the Gottschings, as a true pioneer of electronic music. - BBE

Sadly, Rodion Ladislau Rosca passed away in April 2021.

Label: BBE ‎– BBE290ALP

Format: 2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

Country: UK

Released: 20 Oct 2014

Genre: Electronic, Rock

Style: Experimental, Krautrock, Lo-Fi, New Wave, Space Rock