Album: Helado Negro, Awe Owe (Asthmatic Kitty)

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Brooklyn-based producerRoberto Carlos Lange'slo-fi Latin groovesland somewherebetween Califone's murkyexperimental blues andthe futuristic whimsy ofEno's early song-basedalbums.

But despitebeing primarily a laptopproject, there is a grittyphysical weight tothese heady, scuffed-upSpanish-language songs.Household objects arerattled and tapped tomake intricate rhythmtracks, and the psychedelicWest Coast sceneof the 1960s is evokedwithout ever beingimitated.