Com Truise – Persuasion System
Anyone worried that Haley may have jettisoned the hypnagogic synth style on which he made his name can put those fears to bed. Many of the cuts here still buzz with the same ‘80s-indebted energy that has guided so much of Com Truise’s best work. Take lead single ‘Existence Schematic’ for example, a track that combines chunky synths with a head-snapping electro-groove for a real retro thrill. Many of the tracks on Persuasion System also have a reassuring familiarity to them - kind of like how Oneohtrix Point Never has also pushed his sound on in recent years without abandoning the cyberpunk dystopia that is the cornerstone of his aesthetic.