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This Is How You Smile

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Helado Negro returns with This Is How You Smile, an album that freely flickers between clarity and obscurity, past and present geographies, bright and unhurried seasons. Miami-born, New York-based artist Roberto Carlos Lange embraces a personal and universal exploration of aura – seen, felt, emitted – on his sixth album and second for RVNG Intl.

This Is How You Smile’s opener 'Please Won’t Please,' a call back to Private Energy, finds vitality in turning the privacy dial further inward. Setting the scene with a spare drumbeat that moves the music forward in a more maligned than militant march, Lange’s voice tenderly permits himself weariness.

Diving into glimmering spirals, the remainder of the album takes leave of the broader “we” and mines intimate pairings - siblings, parent / child relationships, partnership, and old friends. The story of This Is How You Smile includes a jaunty, head-nodding walk with his brother on hot pavement to the community pool of his childhood neighborhood in Florida. Such days end with a welcome fatigue and chlorine blurred reveries in 'Seen My Aura.' 

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Tracklist

1. Please Won’t Please
2. Imagining What To Do
3. Echo for Camperdown Curio
4. Fantasma Vaga
5. Pais Nublado
6. Running
7. Seen My Aura
8. Sabana de luz
9. November 7
10. Todo Lo Que Me Falta
11. Two Lucky
12. My Name Is For My Friends

Details

Released: March 2019
Cat: RVNGNL54 / RVNG