Com Truse with Altopalo, Beshken

Event Date/Doors Open: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 8:00pm
Event Time: 
$20 Advance, $20 Day of Show

“De-thawing in the Jersey sunshine, I compute mid-fi synth-wave, slower-motion funk.”

On Saturday, October 26, the Community Center for the Performing Arts and University of Oregon Campus Radio 88.1 FM KWVA proudly welcomes Com Truise back to the WOW Hall along with special guest Altopalo and Beshken.



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.

Tickets are $20 advance or day of show.  Doors open at 8:00 pm; showtime 8:30.



Cyanide Sisters (AMDISCS)

Cyanide Sisters Bonus Track Edition (Ghostly International)

Fairlight (Ghostly International)

Galactic Melt (Ghostly International)

In Decay (Ghostly International)

Wave 1 (Ghostly International)




On Saturday, October 26, the Community Center for the Performing Arts proudly welcomes Com Truse back to the WOW Hall.

Tickets go on sale Friday, July 12.