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  • Summary: Todd Terje uses an ARP2600 analog synthesizer on his four-track EP of space disco music.
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  1. Feb 1, 2012
    90
    rje had another ace up his sleeve: It's the Arps, a glistening modern disco EP that, at the risk of splitting hairs, is probably his finest yet.
  2. Feb 1, 2012
    90
    A brand-new EP on Smalltown Supersound that picks up where his last left off.
  3. Feb 10, 2012
    80
    Rather than limiting this EP's scope, restricting it to the use of only one synthesizer allows Terje's innate quirkiness and sense of humour even more room to maneuver.
  4. The whole EP feels weightless and aloft as if we have a clear view of the blinding blue gap between its heights and depths.
  5. Feb 1, 2012
    76
    The clean lines and easy momentum of It's the Arps are really refreshing.
  6. Feb 1, 2012
    75
    What could come off as a gimmick, however, instead plays like a focused foray into day-glo disco.
  7. 70
    Each song is a lively, clever meditation on layering and adding electric flavor, bit by bit, in both the buildups and comedowns, and the freakier, funkier ideas are what Terje should focus on.

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