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LISTEN: New Rodion G.A. Compilation
Jack Napier , January 18th, 2018 17:35

Hear a new compilation of material from the legendary Romanian outfit Rodion G.A.

Inversions, a Power Vacuum sub-label, have announced they will release a new collection of unheard recordings from the Romanian band Rodion G.A. on March 2.

The album, Rozalia, is an amalgamation of a number of radio recordings from between 1979-1983, along with one track which was not recorded until 2010. You can listen to 'Nu Tu Vei Fi' below.

Two other Rodion G.A. collections have been released in the last five years, The Lost Tapes (2013) and Behind the Curtain: The Lost Album (2014), but a spokesman said Rozalia has “a slightly rougher garage, psychedelic rock edge” than those two.

Rodion G.A. was assembled by Rodion Roșca in 1975 and the group had a number of live performances in Romania throughout the 70s and 80s, before Roșca disbanded it in 1989 after the death of his mother, from whom the forthcoming record gets its name.

About 20 years later Roșca started performing live music and recording new music after documentary filmmaker Sorin Luca made him aware of the growing popularity of his music.

Because there was only one state-owned record label under Nicolae Ceaușescu’s dictatorship and censorship of artists to prevent any perceived 'Western' influences, the band never released any music while it was still together, apart from the inclusion of two more conventional rock tracks on a 1980 compilation.