Helado Negro – the moniker of Roberto Carlos Lange – shares a second track from his forthcoming new album Phasor (4AD) out February 9, 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.
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 supercomputer 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.
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.
Helado Negro will head on an extensive tour of North America and Europe, starting on album release day (February 9) in Atlanta. See below for tour dates, further ticket information can be found at Helado Negro’s official website.
UPCOMING HELADO NEGRO TOUR DATES
February 9 – ATLANTA, GA, USA, The Masquerade
February 10 – ORLANDO, FL, USA, The Social
February 12 – HOUSTON, TX, USA, White Oak Music Hall
February 13 – AUSTIN, TX, USA, Empire Control Room & Garage
February 14 – FORT WORTH, TX, USA, Tulips
February 17 – PHOENIX, AZ, USA, Crescent Ballroom
February 18 – PIONEERTOWN, CA, USA, Pappy and Harriet’s
February 19 – SAN DIEGO, CA, USA, Music Box
February 21 – LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, The Belasco
February 22 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, August Hall
February 23 – SACRAMENTO, CA, USA, Harlow’s
February 25 – SEATTLE, WA, USA, Neptune Theatre
February 26 – PORTLAND, OR, USA, Revolution Hall
February 29 – TALLINN, ESTONIA, Paavli Kultuurivabrik
March 2 – VILNIUS, LITHUANIA, Kablys
March 3 – COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, Loppen
March 5 – BERLIN, GERMANY, Hole44
March 6 – WARSAW, POLAND, Jassmine
March 7 – LONDON, UK, Scala
March 9 – LUXEMBOURG, Kulturfabrik
March 10 – PARIS, FRANCE, La Maroquinerie
March 12 – BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, Botanique
March 14 – UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS, Ekko
April 21 – ASHEVILLE, NC, USA, Eulogy
April 22 – CHAPEL HILL, NC, USA, Cats Cradle
April 23 – WASHINGTON, DC, USA, The Atlantis
April 24 – NEW YORK, NY, USA, Webster Hall
April 26 – BOSTON, MA, USA, Sinclair
April 28 – PHILADELPHIA, PA, USA, Underground Arts
April 30 – CHICAGO, IL, USA, Thalia Hall
May 1 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN, USA, Turf Club
May 3 – DENVER, CO, USA, Globe Hall
May 4 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA, The Urban Lounge