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Helado Negro - New Album 'PHASOR' Out Today
Helado Negro : New Album 'PHASOR' Out Today
9th February 2024

“Roberto Carlos Lange eases back into the groove with a gorgeous, delicately rendered album. It’s got space-age synths, wistful romance, and the breeziest vibe in town.”
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Pitchfork (Best New Music 8.2) 
“Buoyant, big-hearted avant-pop... His most infectiously joyous songs to date.”
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Uncut (9/10)
“One of the richest listening experiences I’ve had for years; Helado Negro’s PHASOR is a triumph.”
- Loud & Quiet (9/10)
“Warm, hopeful chugs that fuse electronica, folk and chamber pop to harness his light, intoxicating vocals... rendered with a delicate, impressionistic touch.”
- MOJO (4/5)
“Helado Negro’s heavy-lidded dream-pop is fine-tuned to the languid luxury of a ceaseless, carefree summer afternoon.”
- DJ Mag



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Today, Helado Negro (aka Roberto Carlos Lange) releases his new album, PHASORPHASOR features recently released singles, the ebullient yet melancholic ‘Best For You and Me’, languid and fuzzy love song ‘I Just Want To Wake Up With You’ and Spanish language single ‘LFO’, which is 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).


‘Stories of PHASOR’
Documentary directed by Spencer Kelly

Lange’s eighth full-length Helado Negro album, Phasor is his 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.



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.



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 - 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