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Helado Negro


Eighth full-length album from the Brooklyn-based psych folk and experimental electronica artist Roberto Carlos Lange

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  1. 9.0 |   Uncut

    He strikes an equally deft balance between aqueous abstraction and buoyant, big-hearted avant-pop. Print edition only

  2. 9.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Quite simply, this is one of the richest listening experiences I’ve had for years; Helado Negro’s PHASOR is a triumph
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  3. 8.4 |   Northern Transmissions

    It is another solid offering from an artist that 4AD has trusted to bring the American-Latinx flavor to the world. I think it will be well received by his fans and certainly bring others into the fold. It is a thrilling, if pretty chill album of songs
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  4. 8.3 |   Pitchfork

    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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  5. 8.2 |   Beats Per Minute

    He’s become an unflinching realist without sacrificing his curiosity, his capacity for wonder
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  6. 8.0 |   All Music

    Floating between the interior world and the external one with ephemeral ease, PHASOR is a pleasure to experience -- and another fine example of Lange's receptive, responsive artistry
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  7. 8.0 |   Mojo

    Rendered with a delicate, impressionistic touch, Phasor's dreamlike entreaties cut far deeper than predecessor Far In's lockdown ruminations. Print edition only

  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    PHASOR is a rich and absorbing record that truly transports; placing the listener in a languid, half-lit morning where you’re never quite asleep and never fully awake
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  9. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Much like its mathematical title promises, you’ll undoubtedly get lost in PHASOR, even if you know you’ll eventually come right back around, pulsing back and forth, forever oscillating and pressing repeat
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  10. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Nothing is obvious, everything is incorporated into the gentle, domestic meander
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  11. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    An oscillation between control and disorientation continues throughout (the album’s title refers to a numerical vector for oscillation in physics and engineering). Hewing closer to the former is when Phasor is at its strongest, exploring the world of a character seeking connection but far from reach
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  12. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    There is an openness to Helado Negro’s world. His new album Phasor is a dream(y) wake-up call you want to snooze your way back into
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