Com Truise & Clark
By Jordan Balla
On Sunday, May 7th, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcome Com Truise and Clark to the WOW Hall.
Clark just announced a new split 12" with Com Truise featuring two unreleased tracks, which'll be exclusively available at the coming tour dates! http://warp.net/news/clark-com-truise-split/
Seth Haley, better known under his alias Com Truise, has been on the music scene for over a decade, creating music under an array of alter egos. Haley introduced, “the world’s first synthetic/robotic astronaut” debuting his first EP, Cyanide Sisters.
The production sound of Com Truise is further established through his most recent release in 2014 of Wave 1. The title of the album illustrates the never before seen galaxy to which the astronaut’s voyages take him, and the album itself brings to life the sound of the intergalactic space voyager as a combination of synth-funk and electro, while playing with contemporary sounds of 80’s pop.
Iteration, holds the next set of adventures the astronaut will undergo and promises to explore themes of “longing, hope, anxiety and triumph”. The album is planned to be released in June, making it the first album released by Com Truise in six years with all-new material. It is expected to hold the story of the voyagers last moments on the planet of Wave 1 before he and his, “alien lover escape its clutches to live in peace.”
The music Haley is creating through this album, reflects on his own experiences in moving from his East Coast home to Southern California, which makes the story that much more intimate and beautiful. If the lead single, “Memory”, has any indication of the direction of the album, it is sure to hold sensual synthwave vibes that will have you grooving until the end of his journey.
This is where the sounds of the machine meet the sounds of the world. A protracted club experience distilled into a cinematic, immersive whole. Clark’s chiseled vision of techno contextualized for a postrave environment the clean, cold edges of technology eroded over time to produce raw, fascinating new textures.
These textures lay the foundations for a hugely kaleidoscopic listening experience filled with warmth. Memorable songwriting packed with melody and subtle, unpredictable shifts in mood? a finely balanced mix of electronic composition, heads down techno, human nature and the environment it was created in.
Clark had his ninth studio full length on Warp Records released in February 2017. The upcoming album cycle show will features two dancers & live projection mapping alongside some very exciting partners; Alexander McQueen for costumes, Kit Webster and Matt Pyke for visuals / design, and Kiani Del Valle and Melanie Lane as dancers.
The electronica and techno genius that is Clark, coupled with Com Truise can only mean a night that will transport you across space and time into another dimension with brilliant light displays and dancers.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door. Doors open at 8:00 pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm.