Phone Calls is split between two sides of Berger: the one that makes bright, groovy house and another that hammers out stiff, techno-influenced tracks. The former, naturally, is more approachable, like "Eve," which is classic-sounding in the way that a John Barera tune might be. It's got a steady, satisfying groove and builds nicely, with techno-style hi-hats shading in some tension for the second half. The title track is less distinctive but rock solid. These are utilitarian tunes with a bright disposition, like a minimalist piece of furniture with a vibrant topcoat.
When it comes to the harder stuff, Berger scuffs that shine. "Bang It" is bumpy, rollicking techno with a stuttering vocal snippet. At first, the "bang it" sample feels too obvious, but the way the track layers more and more stuttering blurs the syllables together. It's a nice effect that mirrors the modulation of the simple chord progression on "Phone Calls." The EP finishes with a tune that would fit on Trackland Acid Dealerships: "Track 4" is rowdy, with more gruff vocal samples and a knotty acid bassline that gurgles and slurps underneath. Like the rest of Phone Calls, it's reliable and unpretentious, with an ease that calls back to Berger's roots.