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Com Truise


Ghostly International

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Remember a few decades back when synthesisers took over, heralding the sound of the future? That sound has diluted now, ironically becoming a past artefact modern electronic musicians turn to. It isn't entirely the space Com Truise—the intergalactic traveller pseudonym Seth Haley launched with his 2011 debut album, Galactic Meltoperates in on Iteration, but it's where the best tracks come from.

A vocal free narrative following Com Truise escaping a perilous planet to live in peace with his lover opens with "...Of Your Fake Dimension," a perfect example of that once futuristic '80s sound. This then gives way to "Ephemeron," which follows the same pattern of streamlined big beats before breaking down like a tape unspooling. The rest of the record veers between the futuristic past and a more modern sound that comes with a nice melodic ring and little in the way of impact.

Only occasionally on a track like "Ternary" does Haley manage to land deeper cuts with a drifting, introspective piece that winds down and starts up again, hinting at dancefloor potential before stepping back at the last moment. It works; there's just not enough of it elsewhere on Iteration. (

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