• Record Label: Ghostly
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
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  1. Jul 7, 2011
    10 tracks of pure seamless joy.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 12, 2011
    The soundtrack to an imaginary sci-fi flick about a robot astronaut... Smart, rather moving, proggy, psych-electronica. [Aug. 2011, p. 104]
  3. Jul 11, 2011
    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.
  4. Jul 7, 2011
    Haley is not attempting anything revolutionary on Galactic Melt, but he demonstrates a sight more depth than a lot of stuff that's been tagged as chillwave.
  5. Jul 7, 2011
    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.
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    Haley's output can be enjoyed in one-track doses or complete immersion, and it often inspires YouTube users to upload unofficial videos incorporating fuzzy, dreamlike images from early- to mid-'80s television and film clips.
  7. Aug 29, 2011
    Galactic Melt is a joyfully faded and distorted take on electro experientialism. Get sucked into its wormhole.
  8. Jul 13, 2011
    As it stands, Galactic Melt is a meticulously crafted offering that, due to the tremendous promise exhibited by Cyanide Sisters, falls short of expectations.
  9. Jul 11, 2011
    Galactic Melt is a joyfully faded and screwed take on electro experientialism.
  10. Jul 7, 2011
    Tracks like "VHS Sex," the complex yet laid-back "Glawio," and the robotic apotheosis of "Futureworld" send you hurtling back toward electronica's past perfection.
  11. Jul 12, 2011
    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.
  12. Aug 10, 2011
    Haley tows the line between soundtrack and banger throughout, exposing the similarities between the two but also the pitfalls that come with catering to a particular demographic.
  13. Jul 20, 2011
    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.
  14. Jul 13, 2011
    Ultimately, Galactic Melt is like a good bartender: approachable without being overbearing, reminding you of past buddies while keeping a slight but not uncomfortable distance&hellip and fading into context, so that when you wake up the next day there's nothing more than a pleasant gap in your memory.
  15. 50
    While consistently solid, Galactic Melt is ultimately just underwhelming. Instead of any real flaws, the indistinguishable nature of the songs is its true weakness.
  16. Jul 26, 2011
    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.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Mar 15, 2014
    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
    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.
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