Com Truise / Nosaj Thing
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Co-headling DJ/Producer’s. Com Truise “recreates the synthesizer ambience that was so emblematic of the 1980s” (Pitchfork). Nosaj Thing has produced tracks for Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi & Chance the Rapper.Buy Tickets
Genre: Alternative Indie
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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.
Nosaj Thing was involved in music at a young age and hip hop has had a profound influence on his music. At the age of 12, he learned the basics of turntables and began to produce on the computer shortly after. Nosaj Thing has since played at various shows and festivals including Sónar Festival and Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California.
He self-released the debut EP, Views/Octopus, in 2006.
His first album, Drift, was released on Alpha Pup Records in 2009. The remix album, Drift Remixed, was released in 2010. The full-length second album "Home" has been released on January 22, 2013.
Nosaj Thing has founded a label titled Timetable to which he has signed a handful of artists.
Nosaj Thing was on the radio show DVDASA on January 15, 2014.
Altitude & Oxygen is the debut release from Los Angeles-based, Australian singer-songwriter Cleopold. The EP will be released June 10 through Detail Records, the boutique record label owned and curated by Chet Faker.
The tracks on the five-song set demonstrate wide-ranging production values and display the varied sides of Cleopold's persona. Written at his home in Los Angeles with performances recorded in his bedroom, the EP proved to be a cathartic exercise for Cleopold,
“Down In Flames” is the acclaimed first single from Altitude & Oxygen, released in 2015. Written in California about a romantic low-point, the single became an instant feature on Apple’s Beats1, Australia's triple j and LA’s KCRW--and racked up more than 2 million plays online in a few months. The latest single, “Not Coming Down,” counters the moody R&B of “Down In Flames” with an infectious, West Coast-inspired groove. The album also features the instrumental track “Cleveland,” among others.
In late 2015, Cleopold joined Chet Faker on a sold out tour of Australia. The shows saw him perform for more than 20,000 people on iconic stages like the Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sidney Myer Music Bowl and The Riverstage. Look for Cleopold to continue to build on the success of 2015 as he hits his stride as both a recording artist and touring musician in 2016.