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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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Biography

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.