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Artist of the Week: New York Sound Sculptor, Helado Negro

Artist of the Week: New York Sound Sculptor, Helado Negro

By Halley Bondy | July 6, 2012

The meditative sounds of Helado Negro – also known as Roberto Lange, also known as Julianna Barwick cohort in OMBRE — was a fierce contender this week for MTV Iggy’s Artist of the Week, eking out the crown in the last minute by a hair. Congratulations Helado Negro!

The moniker of the Brooklyn/Ecuadorian artist, which translates to “black ice cream,” lulled the blogosphere with the soundscape electronic tinkery album Canta Lechuza last year. On August 21, he’s dropping his debut album with OMBRE, which you can preview here.

Stay tuned for a Q&A with the artist, and enjoy his new video for the single “Mamember” in the meantime.

Helado Negro – Mamember from Asthmatic Kitty on Vimeo.

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