Wave 1 is the first new transmission the world has received from producer Seth Haley (AKA Com Truise) 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.
‘Clark’, boldly eponymous, is the Warp experimentalist’s seventh album in 13 years? climaxing a narrative that commenced with ‘Clarence Park’, the first “Clark” attributed album ‘Body Riddle’, through the Yin and Yang of ‘Turning Dragon’ and ‘Iradelphic’, and finely honed through this year’s ‘Superscope’ EP and visually intense Phosphor live show.
Devon (Turbo Drive)
DJ Devon is a long time DJ and promoter with a deep love of analog synth sounds, and the founder of Turbo Drive – an 80’s-influenced party where bands and DJs blur the lines between dance party and concert. He has spent the last 4 years bringing some of the biggest players on the international Synthwave scene to San Francisco for a neon-drenched, laser-lit, retro-tinged return to a VHS future that once was.