While synth-wave practitioner extraordinaire Seth Haley is seemingly on a quest to answer Leonard Cohen’s final, ghostly question, “You want it darker?” with a resounding “Yes!” as ghosts finally take over the machine and the grooves become altogether colder and more subtly menacing, that’s only part of the story. See, Haley, as Com Truise, has been going all Vangelis and Blade Runner
on us, and a good portion of his audience might not even realize it. Haley recently released his new album, Iteration
(Ghostly International), and it’s the last in an abstract conceptual trilogy of albums that finishes the story of android astronaut (yup) Com Truise –soundtracking his last moments on the danger-ridden planet Wave 1 before he gets the well-deserved happy ending and shot at love that eludes most of us. Regardless of the themes, Iteration
is Com Truise’s strongest album yet, recommended for fans of the Drive
soundtrack, the Chromatics, New Order remixes and vaporwave. Do androids dream of electronic sheep? Maybe. But it’s a safer bet that their dreams are scored by Com Truise.
with Cleopold | 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | thesocial.org