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November: 18 albums you need to hear this month

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  • Mixmag Crew
  • 7 November 2017
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​Call Super 'Arpo' (Houndstooth)

A backdrop of grief pervaded ‘Suzi Ecto’, Joe Seaton’s elegant, abstract debut LP as Call Super. Follow-up ‘Arpo’ is more optimistic according to Seaton, but the mood remains a plaintive and muted one. It lends Seaton’s take on techno a singular, heavenly quality, one that’s informed by Detroit’s second wave and Villalobos-style minimalism, with the jazz that his artist/clarinetist father raised him on a distinctive undertone; it translates into warm and fuzzy electronics that bubble and pop like an Icelandic geyser. Dad contributes extensively yet again, his experimental clarinet phrasings twisting ‘Arpo Sunk’ into a ghostly hybrid of loose techno and Jewish klezmer. If you’re looking for some immersive and emotional electronica, just Call Super. Stephen Worthy


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