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Helado Negro – “Young, Latin And Proud”

Ecuadorian-American producer Roberto Carlos Lange makes woozy, bewitching electronic pop as Helado Negro. Following last year’s excellent Double Youth, he’s just shared a new single, “Young, Latin and Proud.” That title makes it sound like a grandly celebratory anthem, but it’s something softer and dreamier than that, as Lange seductively purrs his identity-affirming lyrics over… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 30, 2015 - 10:19 pm

Helado Negro – “I Krill You” Video

Electronic musician Roberto Carlos Lange will soon put out Double Youth, his new album under the long-running moniker Helado Negro. We’ve already heard the new single “I Krill You” (which somehow wasn’t already used as a title by the band Krill), and now he’s shared a video for the song. Blending glittering streamers, footage of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 23, 2014 - 12:07 pm

Helado Negro – “I Krill You”

Roberto Carlos Lange has been making electronic music for years under the name Helado Negro, and occasionally teaming with Julianna Barwick to play as OMBRE. His newest song from his upcoming album Double Youth, “I Krill You,” is a spacious piece of music that builds up density before everything fluidly shifts into lighter musical space. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 2, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Helado Negro – “Enters” & “Stop Living Dead”

Roberto Lang, aka Helado Negro, released a full-length called Invisible Life last spring but is already back with new material. “Enters” and “Stop Living Dead” are both from his forthcoming Island Universe Story Two, the second in a series of EPs. “Not designed to ‘tease’ or ‘build up to’ or kill time between the Helado… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 20, 2013 - 2:03 pm

Helado Negro – “Relatives” (Feat. Bear In Heaven’s John Philpot) Video

Director Zircon Prince frames the ever-prolific aural experimentalist Roberto Carlos Lange (the man behind Helado Negro) next to this track’s guest singer John Philpot (the honeyed voice of Bear In Heaven), as the two trade verses in English and Spanish over Lange’s oscillating outre synth-dub stew. There’s a ship out at sea, too, so let… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 22, 2013 - 3:02 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Did nobody want to release a big, important video the same week that the Coachella lineup came out? Because there were no big, important videos this week. But there were some fun smaller ones, and we’ve got five of those below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 25, 2013 - 11:19 am

Helado Negro – “Dance Ghost” Video

Roberto Carlos Lange’s electronic project Helado Negro has given visuals to their celestial cut “Dance Ghost.” The clip gives a look into the non-beachy part of Miami life, from Jai Alai matches to dark dance clubs. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 23, 2013 - 10:55 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: November 2012

Guys, it’s Friday, and there are used plates with smeared cake-frosting laying around, with empty booze bottles accumulating on our desks and a general pall of whiskey fumes hanging over the office. While that is some people’s idea of holiday magic, for us, it’s the signifier that it’s someone’s last day. It’s a sad thing. More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 30, 2012 - 6:16 pm

Helado Negro – “Dance Ghost”

Roberto Carlos Lange’s experimental electronic project Helado Negro will release a new record next year called Invisible Life, and today that outfit posted the first single from that affair. It’s a throbbing, vibrant sounding cut called “Dance Ghost” and you can download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / November 29, 2012 - 5:34 pm

OMBRE – “Tormentas”

Sound sculptor Julianna Barwick and lilting electro-folker Helado Negro have teamed up to form the new duo OMBRE, and they released Believe You Me, their first album together, this week. We’ve already heard the album tracks “Cara Falsa” and “Vistate.” And now we’ve got another song from them, the soft and tranquil “Tormentas.” Download it… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 22, 2012 - 10:31 am

OMBRE – “Vistate”

Earlier this summer, we heard the first track from Helado Negro and Julianna Barwick’s collaboration as OMBRE, the tranquil, sweeping “Cara Falsa.” Today, they’re dropping their newest single, a meditative piece of music called “Vistate” where Helado (Roberto Carlos Lange) takes the lead in Spanish. Stream it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / August 15, 2012 - 10:08 am

OMBRE – “Cara Falsa” Video

Here’s the simple, very hypnotizing video for OMBRE’s (the experimental pop supergroup of Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro) warm and wide-eyed “Cara Falsa,” in which fireworks go off in near syncopation with the song. There is some mirroring involved, also, to reinforce the trancey feel. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / July 25, 2012 - 3:36 pm

OMBRE (Julianna Barwick & Helado Negro) – “Cara Falsa”

Labelmates Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro will combine to form OMBRE and the duo will put out a record called Believe You Me in August. Today, they’re sharing the first track from the collaboration, a synth-driven track called “Cara Falsa” that features Barwick’s vocals. Download it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / June 6, 2012 - 5:44 pm

Helado Negro – “Mamember (Long Largo)”

Roberto Carlos Lange’s experimental electronic project Helado Negro is putting out a series of EPs under the banner Island Universe Story, and recently they posted the leadoff track from the first edition of the series, which is out next week. The inspiration comes from a Huxley passage:

“We live together, we act… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 24, 2012 - 12:58 pm

Julianna Barwick – “Vow (Diplo & Lunice Remix)”

Pop edge-blurrer Julianna Barwick put out an EP this week featuring remixes of two of her songs off of The Magic Place, “Vow” and “Prizewinning.” Head down below to check out two remixes of “Vow,” the first done by Diplo and Lunice and the second by Helado Negro. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 5, 2011 - 5:54 pm

Helado Negro – “2º Dia” Video

Earlier this year we dug into Epstein’s Sealess Sea, “17 tracks of short-lived segues and meditative, largely instrumental ephemera, tied together by tripping beats and a constantly oscillating, experimentally amorphous aesthetic … sort of like a Donuts for those seeking gentle and kind left-field glitch and ambient vamp outs.” Epstein is also Helado Negro; both… More »

By: Amrit Singh / May 20, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Epstein – Sealess See

Epstein is Roberto Carlos Lange, the recently Brooklyn-based sound artist who we’ve seen both as leader of the project Helado Negro, and in support on Guillermo Scott Herren aka Prefuse 73’s more pastoral project Savath Y Savalas. Lange’s been working under the Epstein guise for 10 years now; last year Asthmatic Kitty re-released his back… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 27, 2011 - 3:39 pm

New Helado Negro Video – “Playas” (Stereogum Premiere)

The eclectic Brooklyn-via-South Florida sound sculptor Roberto C. Lange, aka Helado Negro, counts Funkadelic, DJ Premiere, South American 60’s pop, Arthur Russell, the Ecuadorean ballad singer Julio Jaramillo, and others as influences for his Latin-infused ambient/avant-pop weirdness. Also, he’s literally a sculptor: Among other things, he’s composed the music for “typewriters that self-type the lyric… More »

By: brandon / August 11, 2009 - 11:49 am