Com Truise - Silicon Tare - 2016 IDM Synth Wave Downtempo - Sealed 5 Trk 12 EP
Com Truise - Silicon Tare
Label: Ghostly International
Format: Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP
Standard weight 12" vinyl is inserted into black paper dust sleeve
2-panel art sleeve printed jacket with a 3mm spine
Artwork by Com Truise
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
B1 Silicon Tare
B2 du Zirconia
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Barcode (Text): 8 04297 82631 8
Barcode (Sticker Text): 8 0429782630 1
The style, something Haley has named mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk,
On Silicon Tare, the sci-fi story that Seth Haley, who records as Com Truise, began on the Galactic Melt LP and continued on the Wave 1 EP takes a dark turn. At the conclusion of Wave 1, the protagonist, Earths first synthetic astronaut, successfully makes contact with the far-off Wave 1 colony but, once he does, things get fuzzy. He falls in love; there is a war coming. A story that began in hope and dreams of discovery ends on an uncertain note. Change is in the air.
Its evident Haleys style has matured since 2010s Cyanide Sisters. Sisters wonderfully warped sonics could have been the sound of broken VCRs spinning analog tapes, all of them singing in unison. His 2011 full-length Galactic Melt was rich and expansive, full of slowly-coasting synths, melodies that wriggled and popped, and masterfully-controlled rhythms. Since then, Haleys sound and production techniques have progressed, becoming wider and fullerhigh definition 3D madness. His always-cinematic signature sound and 4/4 kick drum patterns are present, of course, but the dynamics and tempos are increasingly more colorful and varied.
Silicon Tare opens with a skating sheet of synthesizer before easing into a steady, walloping beat. It doesnt stay there for long: halfway through, the lights come up, and synth notes crackle across the sky. Sunspot is a departureits soft-pink tone, synthetic slap bass and quasi-808 percussion recalls the edgier end of 80s pop. And he pushes the boundaries even further on Forgive, a big, booming number with fat streaks of synth and a gleefully hectic rhythm track that stops, starts and sputters over and over again.
Silicon Tare moves Haley and the fictional Com Truise even deeper into the cosmos, discovering new lands along the way and offering a glimpse of where he may travel in the future. And if the characters at the center of his ongoing story may be in peril, Haley himself is in control.
featuring a gradual instrumental build that rides on a pumping kick drum and a measured bassline that drives right into the almost spontaneous ebb and flow of Forgive, the cautiously hook-driven Diffraction and the EPs title track, and finally closes on du Zirconia, another meticulously-crafted build-up tune.
Tare sets the stage for the final chapter in Haleys Com Truise saga, which will be the first official follow-up to Galactic Melt. Its not only the perfect prelude to that finale, but the perfect representation of Haleys ever-expanding universe of sound.
|EP , 12, 4LP