Seth Hailey has defined and escaped synthwave since he started as Com Truise. Wrapping up his space opera trilogy with this year’s Iteration Hailey…Read More
om Truise is one of the many personas of producer and designer Seth Haley, born and raised in upstate New York and operating out of a 12’-overrun apartment in Princeton, New Jersey. An admitted synth obsessive, Com Truise is the maker of an experimental and bottom heavy style he calls “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”.
Haley’s been making music on the side for roughly a decade—going through pseudonyms like toothbrushes (Sarin Sunday, SYSTM, Airliner)—first as a DJ, and currently, as an excavator of softer, window-fogging synth-wave.
While subliminally informed by both parental record collections and hints of faded electronics product design, Haley’s Com Truise project isn’t just nostalgia capitalization. There are fragments (read:
DNA strands) of Joy Division, New Order, and the Cocteau Twins, but it’s like you’re hearing them through the motherboard of a waterlogged Xbox—demented and modern. He’s got a way of making familiar things sound beautifully hand-smeared.
The first Com Truise release was the Cyanide Sisters EP—distributed for free on the AMdiscs label—where mellow stone-outs like “Sundriped” and “Slow Peels” sat next to harder IDM bangers (“BASF Ace” and “IWYWAW”) and bumpy alt-funk trips (“Norkuy” and “Komputer”). After that came a single “Pyragony/Trypyra,” and a series of eclectic podcast mixes titled “Komputer Cast.” Now comfortably situated amidst the Ghostly roster, he’s prepping his next warped pillage, and hopefully not changing that name again.
electronic musician Clark has announced North American tour dates in support of his upcoming album Death Peak, which was announced last week. He will…Read More
Silicon Tare EP, is the continuation of Com Truises’ cosmic narrative that has been spinning since his 2011 debut Galactic Melt, on Ghostly. you…Read More
Since the age of 16, Kai Gundelach has been a fixture In Oslo’s club scene (which also spawned Todd Terje and André Bratten), first…Read More
Tycho (Scott Hansen) is back to give us a deluxe version of his album Awake, released earlier in the year. The original album is…Read More
Today, Tycho premiered the celestial ‘See (Official Performance Cut)’ video directed by GMunk, who helmed the original version of the video as well. This edit from the from the original video is a montage of the entire band’s performance using only Kinect-informed, infrared footage. The result is a visual:Read More
Following his appearance at the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco this past weekend, Tycho has shared the remix of “Spectre” from Warp Records’ Bibio. This follows Ghostly International label-mate Com Truise putting his own stamp on the title:Read More
Following shows across North America and EU following the recent release of Awake, Tycho has extended the Awake World Tour running all the way through October. In addition to festival dates at FYF Fest,Read More
Wave 1 is the first new transmission the world has received from New Jersey producer Seth Haley since his futuristic debut album Galactic Melt. That album cataloged the genesis and evolution of Haley’s alter ego Com Truise,Read More