Chautauqua "Suspended Animation"
Between folks like Onra and Chromatics (or any of Johnny Jewel's projects, for that matter), we've had plenty of Drive-friendly tunes to listen to lately, but we've opted to make some extra room for San Francisco's Chautauqua and its self-titled debut EP (that's the amazing artwork above). Voltaire label head Randy Ellis and producer Loose Shus collaborated on the four-track release, marrying driving Italo basslines and Krauty synth atmospheres with spare dance beats and new-age vibes. The result is something like a 15-minute spirit quest, of which "Suspended Animation" is the more ominous second movement. You can check out the rest of that journey below.
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