Call Super - Arpo
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #145 / 668
User Score
Based on 19 ratings
November 10, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Houndstooth / Label
IDM / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
XLR8R

Arpo feels like a real album, with a distinct narrative and recurring themes. Most of all, it’s a captivating and original listen, from an artist who sounds like no one else.

80
The Guardian
Behind the decks, Joe Seaton, AKA Call Super, mixes up a cosmopolitan blend of techno and house, but his own productions are pitched at those dissonant, poignant moments after the night has ended, when you’re wandering home past people off to Parkrun and Sainsbury’s.
80
Pitchfork

Arpo refines and then traipses further afield than anything else in his discography.

80
Crack Magazine

In Arpo’s rich detail and engaging narrative Seaton instinctively understands the role of the electronic album as a platform for sonic exploration. The bonus is that his adventurous spirit is offset by a fondness for warmth and intimacy, and it’s the very human heart at the core of the album that makes the trip all the more enjoyable.

80
PopMatters

Arpo is a rich and rewarding album. Each glitchy sound and fragmented beat has been meticulously pieced together, almost as if to demonstrate how opposites attract.

74
Resident Advisor

If Arpo's two halves are meant to take you on the same journey, then the second might equate to the scenic route. But, in revisiting many similar-sounding landmarks—dewy atmospheres, shimmery riffs, liquefied drums—some tracks here pass by in a blur.

70
Exclaim!
With his keen ear for detail, Call Super drafts a mesmerizing environment that distinguishes itself by refusing categorization, reminding listeners why the British producer is among the UK's best exports.
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Added on: September 26, 2017