Com Truise, Clark – Tickets – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, CA – May 12th, 2017

Com Truise, Clark

Casbah and Belly Up present

Com Truise

Clark

Roland Tings

Fri, May 12, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Belly Up Tavern

Solana Beach, CA

$18 adv/$20 day of show/$32 reserved

This event is 21 and over

Com Truise
Com Truise
Wave 1 is the first new transmission the world has received from producer Seth Haley since his gloriously futuristic debut album Galactic Melt. That album cataloged the genesis and evolution of Haley's alter ego Com Truise — the world's first synthetic/robotic astronaut, as Haley described him — and this EP continues the character's journey into the outer reaches of the musical multiverse. In the process, it also builds on Haley's signature production style, one that's rooted in classic sci-fi sounds and analogue textures but nevertheless manages to sound utterly contemporary.

The EP takes its name from the newly discovered galaxy to which the intrepid astronaut's voyages take him, and there certainly seems to be a narrative structure to its sequencing. Opening track "Wasat" sets the scene, providing a brief, atmospheric prelude that quickly settles into an uptempo, hypercolor groove. "Mind" is an exercise in dramatic tension, its beats constantly threatening to explode into a full-fledged four-to-the-floor stomp, but never quite doing so. "Declination," which features guest vocals from Joel Ford (Airbird, Ejecta, Ford & Lopatin), glides into your headphones like a starship slipping down out of hyperspace — it's the EP's most melodic moment, and perhaps the most straightforwardly melodic tune in the Com Truise oeuvre to date.

"Subsonic" is full of dramatic grandeur, marking the moment at which the EP's initial rush of energy subsides into the sort of dramatic, slow-building textures that should really be soundtracking the birth of new stars. The track evolves through several movements, and is full of evocative electronic textures (along with one hell of a squelchy bass sound). "Valis Called (Control)" maintains the reflective mood, while "Meserere Mei" is all fractured beats and jagged textures. The title track brings the record to a close with an air of serenity, the melody line drifting away into the distance on washes of sci-fi synth sounds.

Haley described Galactic Melt as a "sort of film score…from the mind," and Wave 1 works the same way, evoking the latest stage in the intergalactic journey of Com Truise — and leaving you wondering what corner of the cosmos he'll visit next.
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:
Belly Up Tavern
143 South Cedros Avenue
Solana Beach, CA, 92075-1963
http://www.bellyup.com/