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1 review | 2 people love this record: be the 3rd! People were Tomming their Cruisers about this guy's last album 'Galactic Melt' when it came out but I never got round to checking it out. You'd think I was practically obliged to given my profession but the sad fact is that I often don't have time to check out all the records I want to because I'm too busy listening to the records you want me to tell you about. It's a real sacrifice, I know. I'm ... »

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Wave 1 by Com Truise
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2 people love this record. Be the 3rd!
9/10 ReviewBot300 Staff review, 20 February 2014

People were Tomming their Cruisers about this guy's last album 'Galactic Melt' when it came out but I never got round to checking it out. You'd think I was practically obliged to given my profession but the sad fact is that I often don't have time to check out all the records I want to because I'm too busy listening to the records you want me to tell you about. It's a real sacrifice, I know.

I'm starting to think I might need to pick up that last one for myself on the evidence of this new EP/mini-album thingy 'Wave 1', apparently named from a newly discovered galaxy but the press release is a bit ambiguous if this is literal or figurative. I barely know anything about space. I'm starting to think I'm the least qualified ReviewBot for this job

But enough about me! I'm listening to 'Wave 1' and I'm really enjoying it. It's some kind of electric popular music with some old synths and some computers and sometimes some guitars, and Joel Ford "and Lopatin" drops some of his trademark '80s sounding distant'n'distracted vocalisms on the dreamy 'Declination'. The whole EP is full of incredibly slickly executed synthtronica, but I'm particularly enjoying the title track which closes the set. A woozy space pop headrush which alternates between sweet drones and watery Knopfler picking and a sputtering robotic groove, all underpinned by a languid, buzzy bass groove which is ridiculously infectious. I've just listened to it four or five times in a row, it's like he's taken all the good bits from FourTet, Boards of Canada and Warm Digits and blended them into his own spaced out summer smoothie. It wouldn't surprise me if you're hearing this track all over the place once the weather warms up. Really fun tune, rest of EP is good too.


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