Roberto Carlos Lange (what an awesome name) is one of those prolific artists that for truly unknown reasons (perhaps just our own negligence) had yet to be featured in any corner of this blog. The inclusion of his track “Regresa” in Nuevo Ideal, our latest compilation, is the warmest welcome into a club he clearly belongs to. Born to Ecuadorian parents, the Brooklyn-based artist is a gifted sculptor of multi-media across several platforms. After working under exciting monikers like ROM, Epstein, and Savath & Savalas (his project with Scott Herren), Lange has come to terms with what could be his most heartfelt silhouette as Helado Negro. “2º Día” is a blissful utterance extracted off his new album Canta Lechuza (Asthmatic Kitty Records).
A piano version of "2º Día" had been previously unveiled on Pasajero (2010), a mini album originally meant as a Christmas gift to Lange’s parents. As suggested by the penetrating close-ups in the song’s official video (directed by Santa Maria), Lange feels wonderfully cozy confronting the camera and a room of technology that clearly loves him back. As we process the new album on its entirety, Roberto Lange is already crafting his next project alongside the beautiful Julianna Barwick (whose The Magic Place is still my favorite ‘outsider’ album of the year).