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 synth-wave, 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.
Com Truise News
06 March 2019
RA stream first single from Com Truise's new album on Ghostly
06 March 2018
Bandcamp Daily explore Ghostly's avant pop
13 September 2016
Synthwave Further Listening for Fans of “Stranger Things” on Bandcamp
31 March 2016
Le nouvel EP de Com Truise s'écoute intégralement sur Tsugi
10 March 2016
The Line Of Best Fit share Silicon Tare by Com Truise
08 March 2016
Com Truise Shares Title Track from Silicon Tare EP
18 August 2014
Rone announces full US tour this September with Ghostly International artist Com Truise
12 July 2011
Com Truise wird auf titel kulturmagazin besprochen