When Man is Full He Falls Asleep is a hazy dreamscape of bass, beats, and gloriously washed-out electronics. Like Lange's work in Asthmatic Kitty act Helado Negro, there's an organic playfulness to these songs, each looping, synth-pulsing, head-noddin', tape-collage evocative of things like drowsy afternoons DJing vinyl records for yourself, sleepy mornings with coffee and Wu-Tang on the Walkman, and sweaty summer block parties in Lange's current homebase of Brooklyn.
Equally influenced by weirdo out-pioneer Moondog, Parliament, DJ culture, and Argentine folk-singer Facundo Cabral, this 14-track danceparty kicks off with "Arrival to New York," an upbeat jam built from samplers and Lange's woozed-out vocals. A warm, billowing electronic visionquest, the track is a solid set-up for what's to come.
As When Man is Full He Falls Asleep reaches the end (aka, the point where you'll want to hit Play again) one of its greatest tracks, "A Lost Animal," a collaboration with School of Seven Bells, shows its pretty face. Anchored by Yeasayer member Jason Trammell's live drumming and MPC sampler-built warbles of re-energizing, healing noise, "A Lost Animal," is a definite highlight in a record of highlights.
released 09 March 2010
All songs by Roberto Lange (Pebble Toss Music ASCAP) 2010 (THE FUTURE)
Track 12: Lyrics by A. Deheza and C. Deheza, Additional Instrumentation B. Curtis (SVIIB) (BMI)
Track 12: Additional Drumming Jason Trammell aka old man hat
Thanks to Space Chancleta and the Whipcream Eyepatch Expedition. Steven La Mano Fria Castro, Toka-RL66, My Family and My Lady, lil lazer, AK, LoKay and M.Crum.