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Helado Negro - This Is How You Smile

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Rvng - RVNGNL054LP

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 derives from Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl," a story she wrote in the form of a mother's sole, complicated, but loving voice, speaking a "How to" litany of advice ranging from domestic chores to what a daughter, an immigrant and young woman of color, must do to protect herself in a world that was not designed by or for her. This is how joy, or its visage, at turns comforts, constricts, or becomes armor.

Side A:
Please Won't Please
Imagining What To Do
Echo for Camperdown Curio
Fantasma Vaga
Pais Nublado

Side B:
Seen My Aura
Sabana de luz
November 7
Todo Lo Que Me Falta
Two Lucky
My Name Is For My Friends