Princeton, NJ producer and ’80s nostalgia maker Com Truise produces a fully formed, fully formidable take on what people have resorted to calling chillwave, at a time when people are resolving to avoid any new artists that make anything resembling chillwave. True, we have enough. Though you have to make room for something if it transcends the tics, which is what Seth Haley (Com’s name proper) does, with his love of ’80s brass, hypnagogic haze and the soothing balm of hissing synths and luxuriously funky bass lines. Think Washed Out crossed with Neon Indian, if you haven’t thought about those dudes enough. And if Ernest and Alan are already on your playlists, which they probably are, then just think of this track as the entrance point to a worthwhile, free, five-track EP called Cyanide Sisters from an unsigned guy who will soon be signed, and soon be remixing his colleagues. It’s possible that Bundick, Greene, and Palomo may need to make room a little more room in their mindmeld wave pool.
Grab the EP for free over at comtruise.com.