Dec 092019
 
Out today from Com Truise
Persuasion System (Anastasia Kristensen Remixes)
Following the spring 2019 release of his mini-LP Persuasion System on Ghostly International, producer Seth Haley aka Com Truise has toured worldwide, and shared mixes for Bleep and his longrunning Komputer Cast series. Now, ahead of his DJ Tour in 2020, Com Truise connects with Copenhagen techno hero Anastasia Kristensen.

The title cut from Persuasion System receives two contrasting treatments. First, Kristensen takes the track to the dancefloor in a punishing remix that ups the original’s urgency. Then she smooths it out with a meditative ambient rework, reducing the system to trace elements of static. Kristensen has made waves lately with releases on Warp’s Arcola imprint and Fabric’s Houndstooth label, and sought after DJ sets at festivals around the world.

Stream Anastasia Kristensen Remixes

Digital single via Ghostly

Com Truise DJ Tour 2020

01.22 Seattle, WA – Q Nightclub
01.23 Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
01.25 Denver, CO – Vinyl
01.31 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom
02.01 San Diego, CA – Bang Bang
02.05 Washington, DC – Flash
02.06 Brooklyn, NY – Good Room
02.07 Boston, MA – Bijou Nightclub & Lounge
02.13 Chicago, IL – Smartbar
02.14 Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
02.15 Montreal, QC – NewSpeak

Released in May 2019, mini-LP Persuasion System is about duality — melancholy + optimism, then + now — which permeates throughout the 33-minute widescreen collection. It finds Com Truise leaving past sci-fi narratives behind, settling into a new period marked by change — on this planet, in the present — putting forth his most grounded and visceral work to date.

Seth Haley took a different approach on Persuasion System, switching digital audio workstations, rebuilding his palette of sounds, and tasking himself with experimenting. This freed him of expectations and permitted a process that echoed the tones of more immediate external environments, and created new avenues and soundscapes of exploration. A gravity had seeped in; resulting material shifts between bleakness and sublime suspense, awe at the expanse of existing, in looking back and letting go.