"Existentially occupying the ether between Ecuadorian and American identity, Lange solidifies his ethnic pride and his experimental legacy on Private Energy, tinkering with South American folk and electro-pop palettes." - ROLLING STONE "ARTIST YOU NEED TO KNOW"
"'Private Energy,' the fascinating new album from Helado Negro... nobody sounds like him, in any genre." - NPR "FIRST LISTEN"
"Political gestures and revolutionary aspects in calming drum lines, soft clouds of synths... At times, it almost feels like he’s casting a spell on you." - PITCHFORK "BEST NEW MUSIC"
"An Ecuadorian American artist with an unprecedented sound. His music is a soothing, dreamlike collage of live and unorthodox instruments." - THE GUARDIAN
"I sought out music that seemed to arrive from an alternate universe—from a future America I wanted to
be a part of... Helado Negro’s 'Private Energy,' an electronic excursion into what it means to be 'young,
Latin, and proud.'"
- THE NEW YORKER