May 4th, 2011
I haven’t yet mentioned Com Truise, but rest assured the New Jersey power producer (real name Seth Haley) is easily one of my favorite finds of 2011. I’ve unceremoniously dubbed his instrumental digiscapes as “muscle melt”, as their brawny, burly character is a stark contrast to the hot liquid complexity that oozes from his speakers. Haley has his recollected reference points, of course, but he’s adept at creating and maintaining a distinct peculiarity within those confines. He himself calls it “mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk”. WORD.
The other cool thing is that he makes, and makes available, a lot of music. His Cyanide Sisters EP is interstellar and mostly how I’ve come to know him; in fact you can still download it for free on his website. DO THAT. Yesterday, he released Fairlight through Ghostly International, a 3-track precursor to his full-length, Galactic Melt, due out July 5th. Listen to 2 of 3 Fairlight tracks below, one of which you can grab the .mp3 here.
And here’s the free track from Galactic Melt, via Pitchfork: