COM TRUISE LIVE AT «ROMANTSO»
11 SEPTEMBER 2019
Synthwave star Com Truise is coming to Athens for the first time with an electrifying live show on 11th September 2019 at «Romantso».
Com Truise is the nom de guerre of producer and designer Seth Haley, born-and-raised in upstate New York and currently working out of Los Angeles. His synth- and sci-fi-obsessed records are as infectious as they are expansive. From 2011's “Galactic Melt” LP to its long-awaited follow-up, Iteration, Com Truise has refined his singular style of melodic beat music. Each piece ties together his ideas of "synth-wave" and "slow-motion funk" amidst a glowing backdrop of rich, nostalgic pathos.
Haleys been making music for over 15 years, dabbling as a DJ and with a number of aliases before locking into Com Truise. Though undoubtedly influenced by his parents' record collections and old, faded product design, the Com Truise project doesn't only pull from the past. Hints of Joy Division, New Order, and Cocteau Twins bubble up in every prismatic piece, but it's as if they're processed through a waterlogged game console warped, cybernetic, and high-definition. Somehow, Com Truise sounds both familiar and uncanny, and always beautifully handmade.
The first Com Truise release was the “Cyanide Sisters” EP, where mellow zone-outs were juxtaposed with IDM bangers and bumpy, trippy synth-funk. Once Haley joined the Ghostly roster, his tale of the character "Com Truise", the first robot astronaut, took flight on his debut album, the critically acclaimed “Galactic Melt”. Multiple EPs and 2012's “In Decay”, a collection of B-sides and rarities, expanded the backstory and narrative, taking the AI protagonist through unknown galaxies and war-torn planets. He even finds love and wrestles with heartbreak of course, only in the ways a sophisticated android can.
Six years after this saga began, “Iteration” finally wraps up Haley's sprawling narrative, doing so with the most refined music of his career. The album illustrates the last moments Com Truise spends on the perilous planet Wave 1, before he and his love escape its clutches to live in peace. It's also the most personal record Haley has written to date, as the story mirrors his personal struggles of moving across the country and overcoming creative burnout. But “Iteration” is ultimately a story of triumph and self-realization, told by the singular, emotionally resonant sound of a man and his machines.
Website - www.comtruise.com
Facebook - www.facebook.com/comtruise
Instagram - www.instagram.com/comtruise
Twitter - www.twitter.com/comtruise
Early Bird - 12€
Presale - 15€
Box Office - 18€
By phone: 11876
Physical points of sale:
Yoleni's (Solonos 9)
Viva Kiosk Syntagma Square (Εrmou 1, daily 9:00-21:00)
Viva Spot Technopolis City of Athens (entry via Persefonis str., Mon-Sat 11:00-19:00)
Athens 105 52
Phone: 216 7003325