Galactic Melt - Com Truise
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  • Summary: The debut full-length release from Seth Haley is a concept album about the life and death of a robot astronaut.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    90
    10 tracks of pure seamless joy.
  2. Jul 11, 2011
    80
    This certainly isn't music to hit the beach by, and it's also not as concerned with maximizing texture as chillwave is, creating some of its most intriguing moments with negative space.
  3. Jul 7, 2011
    73
    Don't get me wrong: with its staccato, bonus level synth stabs, keening psychedelia and 1980s-drenched drum sounds, Melt is still very identifiably Truise. But with the exception of the banging double whammy of "VHS Sex" and "Cathode Girls", there's nothing much here to suggest that Truise has upped his game in any meaningful way.
  4. Jul 11, 2011
    70
    Galactic Melt is a joyfully faded and screwed take on electro experientialism.
  5. Jul 12, 2011
    65
    The kitsch value may warrant a spin or two for curiosity's sake, but few of the album's 10 productions have the staying power of the musical touchstones Com Truise is referencing.
  6. Jul 20, 2011
    60
    Sometimes the beats will have an extra kick to them, or the song structures will change up, but the keyboard tone is the same throughout the record. It walks a very fine line between intriguing and boring, and frequently drifts between the two.
  7. Jul 26, 2011
    37
    Galactic Melt is entertaining in a novelty sort of way, but the vintage (or vintage-sounding) equipment produces such over-the-top sonics that it sinks the record, unless you're super starved for some already-been-done nostalgia.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. Mar 15, 2014
    9
    Amazing album. Every track is unique. (I love everything except for Terminal and VHS Sex)
    Overall it really has an 80s feel to it, and it's
    definitely worth having a listen to. Expand