• Record Label: Ghostly
  • Release Date: Jun 28, 2011
Metascore
71

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Jul 7, 2011
    90
    10 tracks of pure seamless joy.
  2. Mojo
    Dec 12, 2011
    80
    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
    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.
  4. Jul 7, 2011
    80
    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
    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.
  6. Dec 19, 2011
    70
    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
    70
    Galactic Melt is a joyfully faded and distorted take on electro experientialism. Get sucked into its wormhole.
  8. Jul 13, 2011
    70
    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
    70
    Galactic Melt is a joyfully faded and screwed take on electro experientialism.
  10. Jul 7, 2011
    70
    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
    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.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  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
    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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