Roberto Lange

Roberto Lange in his Brooklyn studio
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Tell us about your favorite childhood object...

When i was born i was really sick with chicken pox and i was on the
verge of getting reye syndrome so i was in the hospital for a while
and that was the dude that took care of me.
When did you live in Atlanta? how did you end up there?

I ended up there after college I went to school in Savannah for 4 years and Atlanta was the closest thing  that seemed great. I started spending alot of time there in 1999. I actually lived in Atlanta 2004-2007: in Decatur for 2 years and Grant Park for a bit.

At what point did you realize music was something you wanted to pursue?

I can't think of one point, I think its been a long process of many points of realization.

Describe your sound. How did you get into playing that type of music?

Over the past couple of years of been focusing on me singing in my group Helado Negro. I write all the music on guitars, MPC, keyboards and whatever else I can get my hands on including my voice.

Which music medium do you prefer to use and why? Vinyl? CD? MP3?

I think all of them are great, I collect alot of records but listen to music on all formats, all these things are are vehicles for these peoples ideas.

How do you discover new music? any secret resources you want to turn us onto?


Take us through your creative process.

I think it's reactionary, its me strumming on a guitar, making a loop, banging on an object or humming to myself, it starts from there and everything else is unplanned.

Who/What are some of your inspirations?

My Family, My better half ( ) and David Ellis ( )

Who are some of your favorite Atlanta artists?

Guillermo Scott Herren
Ben Lawless
Chris Devoe
Leb Laze

Where is your favorite atlanta hang out?

Tara Theatre

What music/album are you currently listening to?

Victor Jara

What is one thing you love about your life?

Im alive today.

Roberto has a newly released album on Asthmatic Kitty for his group called Helado Negro, the album is called AWE OWE. check it out here:
they will be performing at 529 in East Atlanta on Wed. 09/09/09