Com Truise: In Decay (3 stars)

Com Truise: In Decay

(Ghostly International)

Seth Haley's LP showcases demos, online tracks and unreleased materials

Compiled from demos, online tracks and unreleased material, Seth Haley’s most recent LP In Decay treads the same bass and synth heavy sinews of his prior releases — at times channelling the likes of Boards of Canada, as heard on ‘Open’, to twisted electronic funk and snails-pace disco on ‘Colorvision’.

For all its pomp and production, In Decay suffers somewhat from an identity crisis – as the New Jersey producer attempts to connect the dots between far too many synth and retrogressive themes, at times tiptoeing into krauted-out, Klaus Schulze territory all the way to 8-bit Nintendo signatures. The nature in which this collection of songs was compiled might explain its disjointed variation at times, but it’s still incredibly listenable.

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