Seaton’s 12” ‘The Present Tense’ was the launching point for him in early 2013, on Fabric’s in-house imprint, Houndstooth. This was then followed up with two highly regarded releases — Black Octagons and Depicta/Acephale II. His most commemorated album ‘Suzi Ecto’ is his 5th release on the label which came out in September, 2014.
All in all, 2014 was a good year for Call Super. You will find him featured in The Wire’s Top 50 Albums of 2014 , #1 Album in XLR8R, #01 album on Juno Download, 16th best album in RA and 17th in Dummy Mag, not forgetting his 10/10 album review in Mixmag.
In a year when Aphex Twin returned from a long bout of self-imposed isolation (amidst huge fanfare, no less), it’s interesting that another producer essentially beat him at his own game. Granted,Call Super isn’t exactly a Richard D. James soundalike, but there’s no question that Aphex Twin’s legacy is present on the Berlin-based producer’s debut album, Suzi Ecto. Again, the similarity isn’t so much in Call Super’s musical palette (although there are some obvious parallels to be drawn, particularly in the album’s sharp percussive strokes and serene, vaguely Eastern melodies), but in his willingness to embrace unorthodox rhythms and the obsessive way he approaches the construction of his tracks.
Shawn Reynaldo, XLR8R
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