Ahead of his August European tour dates, Seth Haley, aka Com Truise has a shared a foreboding cinematic new video. The video accompanies, “Ultrafiche of You,” the third single from his mini-album ‘Persuasion System,’ which was released on May 17th on Ghostly International.
The video was directed by Gianluca Minucci and produced by Liana Rae Perez and Catherine Dewar. Minucci comments: “Inspired by the evocative, haunting atmospheres of the track and by the cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman and Krzysztof Kieślowski, the video for Ultrafiche of You is a metaphysical journey through the seasons of life. From the feeling of expectation and lightness of Spring to the tender sweetness interposed with the emotional storms of Summer, from the empty melancholy of Autumn, characterized by the loss of personal relationships and memories, to the desolation and loneliness of winter. Nonetheless, within this stark and grim atmosphere, there’s a sense of hope and warmness. Each life, even the most common one, stays fixed with its mysterious meaning in the infinite album of the world. The Ultrafiches, like the Altar of the Dead by Henry James, give us the strength and fides to figure out that nothing is vain and everything remains. Everything really remains.”
“I will remember this hour of peace: the stillness and the dusk, the bowl of wild strawberries and milk, your faces in the evening light. Mikael lying asleep, Jof with his lute. I will try and remember our words, and I will carry this memory between my hands as carefully as if it were a bowl of fresh milk. And this will be a sign for me… of great fulfilling and calm” – (The Seventh Seal, Ingmar Bergman)
Com Truise European tour dates:
28th Aug – Hamburg, Hafenklang (DE)
29th Aug – Berlin, Burg Schnabel (DE)
30th Aug – London, Studio 338 (UK)
31st Aug – Paris, Venue TBA (FR)
3rd Sep – Gdansk, Shakespeare Theatre (PL)
4th Sep – Warsaw, Hydrozagadka (PL)
5th Sep – Vilnius,Loftas (LT)
6th Sep – Kiev, UBK (UA)
7th Sep – Sofia, EXE CLUB (BG)
11th Sep – Athens, Romantso (GR)
So far the story of Com Truise has relied on science fiction and abstract fact. Yet, with each release, alongside sonic refinement, comes an increasingly visible vapour trail to Haley’s own ontology. His long-awaited 2017 LP ‘Iteration’ brought to completion a conceptual space saga while also reflecting seismic life changes for the producer and designer. With mini-LP ‘Persuasion System’, Haley leaves the past narrative behind, settling into a new period marked by change — on this planet, in the present.
The project began as an experiment. Haley switched digital audio workstations, rebuilt his palette of sounds, and tasked himself with simply trying it out. The exercise freed him of expectations and permitted a process that echoed the tones of more immediate external environments. 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. “It’s a sort of sad smile and a wave goodbye but at the same time hello, a ‘welcome to your life’ moment,” Haley says.