Asthmatic Kitty labelmates Julianna Barwick and Helado Negro have been collaborating as OMBRE. The experimental/outer-sound dream team is readying its first album, Believe You Me.
“Cara Falsa,” the first track from the album, is exactly what you’d expect from the pair — and it’s perfect. Barwick’s ethereal vocals float over an ocean of ambient and electronic production. It’s beautiful and expansive, but the vocals and percussion keep it from drifting too far.
OMBRE is the latest in the ever-growing list of sideprojects for Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro. He just released a new album, Foot Signal, with Matt Crum as ROM, in addition to a steady stream of solo material.
Believe You Me comes out August 27 on Asthmatic Kitty.