Call Super – Every Mouth Teeth Missing
In this epoch, it's a challenge to name many artists as epochal as Joe Seaton. From the cryptic atmospherics of Ondo Fudd to the bright, transcendent 'club' of Call Super, Seaton's work is as consistently enjoyable as it is uncategorizable, always uncovering new layers of sound, context, and design; more aligned with Jazz music than club music. Seaton's latest under the latter, Every Mouth Teeth Missing, comes courtesy of our brilliant friends over at Incienso, adding another chapter in the mystifying story of Call Super.
For Every Mouth Teeth Missing, Seaton has (like all of us) shifted out of the exterior of clubs and into the interior of the home, with the work on his latest appropriately reflecting this sheltered-in-place era. Piquant and uncanny sounds of the home, the apartment, the kitchen, evoke a domesticated feeling on this record. On "Welcome New People", the listener is lulled into a lighter and brighter environment as the beat slowly erodes. While on what could be the centerpiece of this work, "Pay As You Glow", featuring the now-trademark cameo from his father, David Seaton, channels the warm glow and optimism of 90's IDM, broken down into a future-jazz style that feels signature to Seaton's uncatergorable work. Call this Interior Dance Music. As always with Seaton's music, it never succumbs to the lifelessness of the technology that creates it, always pushing to make things as free, instinctual, and human as possible.