The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2PQ, 0191 230 4474

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The Cluny

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Com Truise

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Mon 15 Jul 2013 Price: £8.00 Doors Open: 20:00

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On sale 10th April 2013

Com 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 synthwave,
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.