Com Truise

Abstract Earth Project presents...

Com Truise

Clark, Roland Tings

Thu May 4

9:00 pm

$17 - $20

This event is 21 and over

Com Truise
Com Truise
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.
Clark
Death Peak Live
Roland Tings
Roland Tings is Melbourne's jack-track anomaly with a penchant for acid coastlines and nebulous rhythms. Still fresh off 12" releases for 100% SIL and Club Mod, and the 'Who U Love' EP, the Melbourne producer just dropped his latest offering – his self titled debut album on Prins Thomas' label Internasjonal.

Forged by Melbourne's forward-thinking nightlife institutions, Tings made his debut with the Milky Way EP on 100% SILK – the enigmatic dance imprint founded by Not Not Fun's Amanda Brown. Having laid the groundwork of a raw satin aesthetic inspired by that of Larry Heard and Robert Hood, his sound was solidified on the Club Mod-released follow up Tomita's Basement, featuring remixes from Future Times' Maxmillion Dunbar and Junior Boys' Jeremy Greenspan. Functioning as club-ready oddities with neon finesse, his releases thrive as rhythmic visions pushing dancers into his very own modular oasis.

Roland Tings' debut self-titled album was released on the Prins Thomas owned Internasjonal – home to luminaries including Hunee, Discodromo and Mano Le Tough. The album was released to critical acclaim from media and fans alike, with nods from triple j (album of the week), XLR8R (8/10, album premiere, 10 Artists to Watch), Mixmag Germany (album of the month), Groove DE ("wonderful, epic") and iD ("he might just be the scene's next breakout export."). Having toured across much of Australia and Europe, he's sold out multiple album launches in Australia, performed at Meredith Music Festival and MONA FOMA, and has supported the likes of Tim Sweeney, Juan Atkins and Chet Faker. Now Roland Tings' custom texture continues to fold into a vibrant late-night fabric across the world.
Venue Information:
Holocene
1001 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR, 97214
http://www.holocene.org/