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Album Review

Summery in an unexpected way befitting a project whose name translates to "black ice cream," Awe Owe puts folk, jazz, electronic, and pop music through a distinctly Latin filter, reflecting Helado Negro main man Roberto Carlos Lange's Ecuadorian heritage and Miami upbringing. Lange is also a member of Savath & Savalas, joining that group for their 2009 album Llama, and both projects combine tradition with experimentalism in a way that sets off both sides of their sound — and since Savath & Savalas and Prefuse 73's Guillermo Scott Herren appear here as well, it's easy to see Helado Negro as a part of an extended collaboration between him and Lange. However, Awe Owe has its own nimble yet intimate approach, flitting from the breezy, acoustic album-opener "Venceremos" to "Espuma Negra"'s hazy strumming to "I Wish"'s electronics and tumbling drums with an organic flow. Helado Negro also ranges from more live-sounding songs like the surreal ballad "Dos Sueños" to wispily layered creations such as "Dahum," which builds from a simple drum loop into something as transporting as anything by Panda Bear or El Guincho. Lange and company sound just as strong with either approach: "Awe," an elaborate tour through a jungle of playful keyboards and hypnotic percussion, and "Deja," the album's darkly strummed closer, couldn't be more different, but they're both standouts. Even though Helado Negro never really repeats itself, Awe Owe holds together wonderfully, offering an immediately engaging listening experience that only gets richer with each listen.

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神秘的、爽やか

こう、すごいノレる、とか、テンションあがる、とかそういう音楽ではないけれど、このアルバムは人の心に静かに響く独創的なものを持っていると思います。 聞いていると、ざわめく森だとか静かな夜景だとか、曲によっていろいろな情景が浮かび上がるようなリズムで、不思議と心が安らぐアルバムです。 疲れたときやリラックスしたいとき、夜なんかに聞くとすごい良いと思います。 大らかな自然を耳で感じとれる、そんな音楽です。 ちなみに歌詞はどうやらスペイン語っぽそうです。 英語みたいに断片的にさえ意味は理解できないと思いますが、意味が分からないと逆に神秘的な感じがしていい、と自分は感じますね。

Biography

Formed: Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

One of experimental electronic producer Roberto Carlos Lange's numerous monikers, Helado Negro is a collaborative project associated with Asthmatic Kitty Records that made its album debut in 2009 with Awe Owe. Born in South Florida in 1980 of Ecuadorian heritage, Lange made his recording debut in the early 2000s, when he released music under a few different monikers, most notably ROM (a collaboration with drummer Matt Crum), Epstein, and Boom & Birds. The eponymous album ROM (2005) on Wimm Recordings...
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