Wave 1 [EP] - Com Truise
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  • Summary: The latest release for Seth Haley is a seven-track EP includes a guest appearance from Joel Ford.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. Feb 19, 2014
    74
    If you liked the Com Truise of old, you will almost certainly enjoy this, and if you've ever been skeptical about the quality of music that chillwave would be able to produce, Wave 1 should dispel all doubts. Highly recommended.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    70
    His half-hour Wave 1 EP supplies more of the robust, wide-eyed synth pop/funk for which he has been known, albeit with a few slight tweaks.
  3. 67
    It’s remarkable progress while also maintaining the signature sounds and style that he’s been fine-tuning for the last few years.
  4. Feb 28, 2014
    67
    By burrowing down into a few key sounds rather than stiffly approximating a dozen-plus, the intermittently funky, unshakably finicky Wave 1 is a mostly welcome return.
  5. Feb 18, 2014
    65
    Listening to Wave 1, there appears to have been no grand overhaul during the time Haley has spent on semi-lockdown, but neither has there been total creative stasis.
  6. 60
    Sadly, Wave 1 is a more disjointed, disorienting listen.
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  1. Mar 15, 2014
    8
    Wave 1 has a much different feel to it compared to Com Truise's older albums and EPs in a good way. I just hate the fact that it's so short.Wave 1 has a much different feel to it compared to Com Truise's older albums and EPs in a good way. I just hate the fact that it's so short. There are a few recycled parts here and there from his older songs but that doesn't matter. It's enjoyable, and it has a great feel to it. I just hope the next EP/album will be longer. Expand
  2. Feb 21, 2014
    4
    I like Com Truise and their extremely specific sound, but with this EP it's starting to feel like enough is enough with the same, repetitiveI like Com Truise and their extremely specific sound, but with this EP it's starting to feel like enough is enough with the same, repetitive glitchy synths. There's a couple decent songs on here, but I've gotten to a point listening to them where their tracks are all too similar sounding. It's time for them to move on to new sounds and new textures. Granted I've never found any of their albums to be complete works, it seems like each new album they're coming out with isn't expanding or evolving off their old sound. More like they are just complacent making the same stuff that got them noticed in the first place. Expand