Return to the '80s via Com Truise's latest album, Iteration.Ghostly International, 2017
6.2 / 10
Com Truise, aka Seth Haley, takes a cinematic approach to his music. It serves as the score to a film within his mind. Without reading any press materials, you might be unaware of the story behind Com Truise’s latest album, Iteration.
Iteration illustrates the last moments Com Truise spends on the perilous planet Wave 1, before he and his alien love escape its clutches to live in peace.
So the album’s theme is very much science fiction and musically it’s very much ’80s. His synths recall the decade’s cheesiest moments and also the nostalgia of a Spielberg film. Needless to say, Haley’s compositions fit his narrative very well. Running just shy of 50 minutes in length, it’s an easy album to spend a day with. Beyond that, it’s hard to say whether Iteration earns more of your time. The album is chill and exuberant for sure. Children of the ’80s will enjoy it. However, it lacks enough variety for them to likely love it.