May 10th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Canta Lechuza, the second album from Helado Negro, is out today. It is a perfect album for spring; majestic but at the same time welcoming, the music bubbling forth like little green shoots out of black dirt. Canta Lechuza is pop music for sure, but this is Helado Negro, right? He'll never force his way in with over-you-head beats. His riffs are subtle and suave. A wink here, a wave there. You will be charmed as we have. The album is so good, we are listening to it right now as we pen the very news you read.
If we can be so bold, we recommend you do the same and listen. It's been a while since you just relaxed and listened, isn't it? See below for a full, free stream, or click here.
And if you like what you hear, do buy it. It's $8 for the MP3, $10 for the CD and $15 for the LP. Click here to buy.
April 19th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Helado Negro's Canta Lechuza features the amazing vision and photography of world renown filmmaker and photographer Eve Sussman. It is an honor to have her join the ranks of our talented pool of album artists. Eve's new collaborative group, the Rufus Corporation launched whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir this last weekend at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London. For those of you on that side of the pond the show runs until May 14th. More information here.
April 19th, 2011 , by John Beeler
William "Zoe" Fitzgerald of Flatblooded Productions created this lovely live video of Helado Negro in the band's new live configuration at Union Pool in Brooklyn. It is a fuzzy video, but we think you'll get the general idea.
April 5th, 2011 , by John Beeler
Helado Negro's "Cabeza Bella" is the second track on Benefit for the Recovery of Japan, a mammoth but brilliantly curated compilation featuring the likes of Fennesz, Akron/Family, Tape, Prefuse 73, Tim Hecker, Sam Prekop, and band members from TV on the Radio, Deerhunter, and many, many others. The quality and breadth of the compilation's artists, and the efficiency record label Antopic demonstrated in putting this together is really something. The comp is a testament of the way people from across the globe can come together and help in time of need. All proceeds go to the Civic Force in Japan.
March 24th, 2011 , by John Beeler
In a couple months, we'll get to release Canta Lechuza from Helado Negro, aka Roberto Lange. It's good, good stuff. You can likely hear it as early as we have if you manage catch him on tour; an easy thing in the next couple of weeks if you reside on the west coast. Roberto's traveled all the way from Brooklyn to tourmates o'death to catch some early sun – and say hello. Details here.
March 17th, 2011 , by John Beeler
October 19th, 2010 , by John Beeler
Dear Friends. With all of last week's excitement we wanted to circle back and get in your ears the best way we know how – with music! And to that end we wanted to share with you Pasajero, Helado Negro's (a/k/a Roberto Carlos Lange) new EP, which is available for FREE download here! The album expands upon Helado Negro's musical palette and creates (in our opinion) a blissful affair of Latin textures coupled with Mr. Lange's patented delivery. We think it's pretty awesome and we hope you do too! In other news, Roberto will be performing a benefit show this Friday in support of Miami's Lotus House Women's Shelter. All proceeds will go directly to women and children in need so if you are hanging in southern Florida, swing by and show some love! Why? Because that's what it's all about.
July 13th, 2010 , by John Beeler
May 3rd, 2010 , by John Beeler
Happy Quatro de Mayo. We know the party doesn't really start until tomorrow, but if you are really feeling ambitious you should get in the car and start driving now to Marfa Texas. By our calculations most of you reading this should be able to make it in time to see Roberto Lange perform at the 3rd Annual Marfa Film Festival under his moniker Helado Negro at the Liberty Hall. Following the screenings of Soy Mi Madre and Parque Vi at the Crowley Theater, attendees will make the pilgrimage to Liberty Hall where the festivities will officially begin, Helado Negro performing with visuals by Jonathan Dueck. Other notables, aside from one of the most incredible contemporary art collections on the planet, include the world premiere screening of Lou Reed's film Red Shirley and a screening of new work by Fol Chen friendly and former music video contributor Kelly Sears.
Before you begin your drive, take time to download this free mixtape courtesty of the folks over at Amo Descubrir Canciones. The mix includes a whole host of amazing new latin music, including our own Helado Negro.
September 2nd, 2009 , by John Beeler
Allmusic gave Awe Owe, the debut album from Helado Negro, four stars out of five, saying it "holds together wonderfully, offering an immediately engaging listening experience that only gets richer with each listen." am New York filed the album under "intriguing equatorial melange of fluttering computer loops, dusty field samples and live instrumentation."
But while Awe Owe has embedded itself into the sweaty subconsciousness of the summer of 2009, Roberto C. Lange, the man behind the vision of Helado Negro, is not content to let it all sit and swelter. Now that fall looms, it’s time to move to stay warm. He is going on tour this Thursday, with a journey that starts in Pittsburgh, weaves through the South, and then ends in Balitmore. He’ll be touring with avant garde composer Jason Ajemian, making for a not-to-be-missed pairing. Details on the tour are here.