Chautauqua EP

Chautauqua is the brand new electro collaboration project of Loose Shus (Daze Luzius) and Randy Ellis, the co-founder of San Francisco label Voltaire Records. Chautauqua’s remarkable self-titled debut EP was released in May. As described by Voltaire Records, “The EP contains elements of The Drive Soundtrack, Steve Roach, Tangerine Dream, Art of Noise, Cocteau Twins, and modern acts like Austra, Grimes, Umberto and Gatekeeper.” The set includes the single “Suspended Animation,” which features guitar work from Dan Judd (Sorcerer).

Chautauqua – “Suspended Animation” (via XLR8R)

The EP is comprised of four solid tracks of cosmic synth-funk, dipping its paws in Giallo horror anthems with a touch of shoegaze, dub, and acid-electro. The sound is reminiscent of the soundtracks for Italian genre films of the 1970s, with a modern, post-disco feel. Stream the Chautauqua EP below.

This month, the duo will be performing a special DJ set for Push the Feeling at Underground SF on Friday the 13th, “which will incorporate improvised renditions of their own original tunes spliced with a sampling of the tunes that influenced the project.” Local producer Bobby Browser will also be performing live, along with DJ sets from Push the Feeling residents epicsauce and YR SKULL. The event is free with Facebook RSVP.

Push The Feeling: Bobby Browser (live), Chautauqua, YR SKULL, epicsauce DJs
Underground SF (Haight @ Webster)
July 13, 2012
9pm-2am, Free with RSVP