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Private Energy

by Helado Negro

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Definitely not Latin, Helado Negro's evolving musical journey is difficult to categorize but easy to enjoy. His latest, Private Energy, continues along the path of electronic ballads with hypnotic, trance-like refrains that reach the truth of things. All this with a sense of rhythm and form. The conceptual angle also adds to the charm. A relevant and strong release in 2016. Favorite track: Calienta.
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Isaiah LaGrand Dreamy. Perfect track to bring you to a different place. Favorite track: Calienta.
Benjamin Sanchez Lengeling
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Benjamin Sanchez Lengeling So smooth, feels like between a lucid dream....puffff....saw him play in Boston and can say he sound just as great live (even better!) Favorite track: Calienta.
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1.
Calienta 03:14
Calienta tu sonrisa miento que hace frio solo para ver tus hoyuelos tan profundo me quedo dormido y despierto viendo tus ojos tan claras me quedo pensando despierto viendo tus ojos tan claras me quedo pensando
2.
Tartamudo 04:10
Campeones  de nada te ganan alcanzar mantengo pasiones plurales que terminan en hipocresías y escapar el ruido de la eternidad falsifico quien soy solo para que? y que y que y que y que y que que soy yo me preguntan tan fácil con quien con quien con quien con quien voy hoy Y A Ti Y A Ti Y A Ti A ti que te importa que te digo yo! porque soy una mujer porque sigo siendo tu hombre Y no quiero terminar sabiendo quien se queda Y a terminar no queda mas tiempo para gastar en ti es fiel es fiel es fiel  tu dolor cuando te fuiste tan rapido y me importa como vas durmiendo y me importa donde vas a terminar
3.
Obra Dos 00:39
4.
Lengua Larga 04:10
Abre tu boca
que quiero conocer adentro y hay un gran vacío conocido oooohohohoooh largate si te miran pienso
pienso
pienso demasiado en ti te conozco así despiértate despiértate despiértate
que estamos a tu lado alcánzame
alcánzame
alcánzame
con tu lengua tan larga abrochase
abrochase
abrochase
tus labios en mi nalga Abre tus ojos
que estamos tan solitos que estaba tan solito y tu cara solita
aplastada a la mia, mia, mia deja tu mano porque la
mia, mia, mia esta quebrado escribo de ti mala cosas de mi dejas la puerta
y me escondo atrás de ti y me escondo atrás de ti y alguien afuera que no quiero dejar entrar despiértate despiértate despiértate
que estamos a tu lado alcánzame
alcánzame
alcánzame
con tu lengua tan larga abrochase
abrochase
abrochase
tus labios en mi nalga
5.
Runaround 03:44
Leopard garden walk backwards like you, with me, before. Hot dog let’s play games, you catch me I catch you no love can cut our knife in two. Somewhere in space, someone else plays our game. Inflatable face, chameleon ways to reach you. Alien days, its the longest day till i seen you. Psychic way, wait till i heal you. (healing humming melody) No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, And it’s a runaround runaround, No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two. No love, no love, no love, can cut our knife in two.
6.
And you can only view you with what you got you don’t have to pretend that you got to know more cause you are young latin and proud young latin and proud young latin and proud young latin and proud Cause you woke up feeling like this you woke up knowing that you'll be you for the rest of your life for the rest of your life for the rest of your life cause you are young latin and proud young latin and proud young latin and proud young latin and proud and we are young latin and proud young latin and proud we are young latin and proud we are young latin and proud And you grow older knowing that you'll always be this one thing and you'll have this to be you and the people who'll be here waiting for you always will be one with you and you'll be one with me Young latin and proud Young latin and proud Young latin and proud Young latin and proud Tu abuela es Young latin and proud Tus padres son Young latin and proud Tu hermana es Young latin and proud Tus primos son Young latin and proud Young latin and proud Young latin and proud one day you'll be old latin and proud old latin and proud old latin and proud old latin and proud
7.
Obra Tres 01:38
8.
And I feel invincible without your wisdom
but i feel invisible without your wit
and there's no easy way for me to make this transmission so i'll sit up high and wait for you to blink I'm fond of you
but i don’t believe you and you'll lie to me and i'll lie to you and come caress me cause you'll be gone and come undress me don’t take to long
it's not your kindness that I want
so try and stop me from getting what i want and it dosn’t mean we gotta stop talking now ill fall asleep right here with you And I feel invincible without your wisdom
but I feel invisible without your wit
and there's no easy way for me to make this transmission so i'll sit up high and wait for you to blink and blink once
if you know me
and blink twice
if you heard me
and blink again if you love me and come caress me cause you'll be gone and come undress me don’t take to long
it's not your kindness that I want
so try and stop me from getting what i want ill try to stop you
from getting what you want
we'll be the only fools who last way to long we'll be stuck here the very last ones ooh oooh oooh oooh ooh
9.
Hay
personas
así
no cambian a ti opina el viento de hoy momento te doy pulsas excusas miénteme a ver aviéntame otra vez acuéstate que no hay duda Que se va Que se va Que se va Que se va ooh ooh ooh ooh viento de hoy momento te doy pulsas excusas Que se va Que se va Que se va Que se va ooh ooh ooh ooh viento de hoy momento te doy pulsas excusas Que se va Que se va Que se va Que se va
10.
Mi Mano 03:54
Coges mi mano que damos vueltas Y buscas mil ojos por todas partes mi pecho corre lado de tu martes tu viernes
no sabe que le espera Mia
Tu vas
Póngase mas alla oo o o ooooh Larga
tu sonrisa tu quédate así ahaaaahaaaa Coges mi mano que damos vueltas Y buscas mil ojos por todas partes mi pecho corre lado de tu martes tu viernes
no sabe que le espera.
11.
Obra Cuatro 01:07
12.
My skin glows in the dark shines in the light  its the color that holds me tight My brown me is the shade thats just for me I’m never not missing anything but me. Cuz i love you and i can’t miss anything but you your stuck on me and all this time I’m inside you Our time together we grow we stretch and show its tough as it goes and it won’t rub off of you There’s friends of similar shades of different ways who feel the same way don’t ever forget them its your brown skin it will keep you safe it will keep you safe it will keep you safe it will keep you safe it will keep you safe it will keep you safe it will keep you safe
13.
And there wasn’t time to
make me
unfold your energy I laid on my shoulders palms down looking for universal supply Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy Physical dimensions don’t
hold me
back anymore physical attractions lose my distractions in every interaction Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy (healing chant segue) Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy Calm yourself
its a psychic energy Calm yourself
its a private energy
14.
Obra Cinco 01:23

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Private Energy is the fifth album from Roberto Carlos Lange a.k.a. Helado Negro. Written and produced by Lange, Private Energy is an interpersonal communication of sounds about his surroundings past, present, and future. In fourteen tracks, Private Energy coalesces into a truly established musical voice.

For the past thirteen years, Lange has created music under a variety of monikers that have allowed him to express and explore experimentation in sound, performance, and music. When he moved to New York City in the mid-2000s, Lange became Helado Negro. It was here where Lange began to sing for the first time — at age 28. The development of his voice is chronicled through each Helado Negro release, an evolving collection of delicate pop songs punctuated by his singular style of singing in both English and Spanish.

Private Energy, which follows 2013’s Invisible Life and 2014’s tour de force Double Youth, continues the work Lange has done as an artist, culminating in the most captivating artistic statement of his career. The music draws from his expansive knowledge of sampling, sound synthesis, recording and history of references, and the album was created as a performance piece in tandem with his Tinsel Mammal dancers. Present at each Helado Negro show, the Tinsel Mammal dancers, costumed head-to-toe in silver strands, are a visual representation of sound and a sensual gateway to profoundly personal lyrics. The Tinsel Mammals are not representative of any human form. They work as a shimmering objects that represent the ideas of genderless and raceless beings and Private Energy’s themes of self-love, pride, and the embrace of constant change.

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released October 7, 2016

Credits:
All music by - Roberto Carlos Lange 

Additional Musicians:
Piano, Pedal Steel - Trey Pollard
Violin - Jeffrey Young
Saxophones - Angela Morris, Nathaniel Morgan
Guitar - Owen Stewart-Robertson
Vocals - Felicia Douglass
Synthesizer - Lori Scacco, Matt Crum
Bass Clarinet - Lea Bertucci
Drums - Kate Gentile, Matt Crum
Arrangements - Jason Ajemian
Ambient sound - Kristi Sword
Additional Engineering - Keith Reynaud, Adam Heathcott
Mastered by: Keith Reynaud

Recorded in Brooklyn, NY 2014-2016
Hecho en Casa
Design + Artwork - Paul Coors
Photo : Ben Sellon

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A South Florida native, born to Ecuadorian immigrants and based in Brooklyn, his upbringing provides essential elements to his songwriting, including his consistently bilingual lyrics in English and Spanish. Exploring the expressivity within intense states of being, Latinx identity, and pluralistic sensibilities, his music can be characterized as lyrically personal and political avant pop music. ... more

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