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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.
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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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Paul Blazevich I can't remember if this is the track with the bird noises, but whichever track that was, it made me feel very nice and like I was in the summery warmth again. Thnk yu baby boy Favorite track: Obra Tres.
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Bo P touching luminous energy Favorite track: Runaround.
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Three This is amazing and beautiful even if I don't understand what is being said. This has been a wonderful balm for my soul after this strange and terrifying election season. Thank you sir for making this music.
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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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The son of Ecuadorean immigrants, Helado Negro was born in South Florida in 1980. His childhood was suffused with tropical heat, humidity, hurricanes, all refracted with the rich sounds and colors of the various Latin American cultures of southern Florida. ... more

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Track Name: Calienta
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
Track Name: Tartamudo
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
Track Name: Lengua Larga
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
Track Name: Runaround
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.
Track Name: Young, Latin and Proud
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
Track Name: Transmission Listen
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
Track Name: Personas Facil
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
Track Name: Mi Mano
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.
Track Name: It's My Brown Skin
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
Track Name: We Don't Have Time For That
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