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Helado Negro - New Single 'I Just Want To Wake Up With You'
Helado Negro : New Single 'I Just Want To Wake Up With You'
14th November 2023

Today, Helado Negro – the moniker of Roberto Carlos Lange – shares a second track from his forthcoming new album Phasor (out 9 February 2024). Built around a chopped and sequenced guitar line, I Just Want To Wake Up With You’ is a languid and fuzzy love song, an ode to domestic life, and to comfort and health. As the title suggests, it’s about waking up with the one you love, resting your voice in their arms. The song is accompanied by a joyously psychotropic official video directed by Lange.

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Taken from Lange’s eighth full-length Helado Negro album, ‘I Just Want To Wake Up With You’ follows the Spanish language single ‘LFO’, a song written in tribute to both Fender amp-builder Lupe Lopez and minimalist composer and sonic meditation practitioner Pauline Oliveros (LFO means Lupe Finds Olivero).



Some of the seeds for Phasor were planted in 2019 on Lange’s 39th birthday after a 5-hour visit to Salvatore Matirano’s SAL MAR machine at the University of Illinois. A complex synthesizer that creates music generatively with a vintage super computer brain and analog oscillators, it can create an infinite amount of possibilities in sound sequences. The SAL MAR experience became the bedrock for Phasor. It taught Lange more about himself and became central to his creative process.

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Phasor is Lange’s tightest collection—deep, atmospheric, meticulously executed. It’s aligned with 2019’s This Is How You Smile which found him incorporating more upfront drums and bass and focused grooves. His 2021 album, Far In, focused on being in quarantine—talking to your mother through Zoom instead of across a room. Phasor, in turn, is a homage to going outside again. It’s a returning-to-life record, remembering what the sun feels like and letting it warm your skin.



After Far In, Lange relocated to Asheville, North Carolina and the landscape around him was essential to Phasor —the crystalline mountains dotted with mica, wild blueberry bushes, and inky dirt surface constantly. He made the collection at his studio, across the hall from the studio of his wife, his frequent collaborator Kristi Sword, who created the album art drawings for Phasor

Helado Negro will head on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, starting on album release day (9 February) in Atlanta, which includes the newly announced London headline show at Scala on 7 March. See below for tour dates (new dates in bold), further ticket information can be found at Helado Negro’s official website.

Helado Negro - PHASOR
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1. LFO (Lupe Finds Oliveros)
2. I Just Want to Wake Up With You
3. Best For You and Me
4. Colores Del Mar
5. Echo Tricks Me
6. Out There
7. Flores
8. Wish You Could Be Here
9. Es Una Fantasia

Upcoming Tour Dates

February 2024
9th - The Masquerade, Atlanta GA, US
10th - The Social, Orlando FL, US
12th - White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX, US
13th - Empire Control Room & Garage, Austin TX, US
14th - Tulips FTW, Fort Worth TX, US
17th - Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix AZ, US
18th - Pappy and Harriet's, Pioneertown CA, US
19th - Music Box, San Diego CA, US
21st - The Belasco, Los Angeles CA, US
22nd - August Hall, San Francisco CA, US
23rd - TBA, Sacramento CA, US
25th - Neptune Theatre, Seattle WA, US
26th - Revolution Hall, Portland OR, US
29th - Paavli Kultuurivabrik, Talinn, Estonia

March
2nd - Kablys, Vilnius, Lithuania
3rd - Loppen, Copenhagen, Denmark
5th - Hole44, Berlin, Germany
6th - Jassmine, Warsaw, Poland
7th - Scala, London, UK
9th - Kulturfabrik Krefeld eV, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
10th - La Marroquinerie, Paris, France
12th - Botanique, Brussels, Belgium
14th - Ekko, Utrecht, The Netherlands

April
21st - Eulogy, Asheville NC, US
22nd - Cats Cradle, Chapel Hill NC, US
23rd - The Atlantis, Washington DC, US
24th - Webster Hall, New York NY, US
26th - TBA, Boston MA, US
28th - Underground Arts, Philadelphia PA, US
30th - Thalia Hall, Chicago IL, US

May
1st - Turf Club, Minneapolis MN, US
3rd - Globe Hall, Denver CO, US
4th - The Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US