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by Ishtar Sr.

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Ishtar Sr. (aka Savan DePaul) presents two synth-heavy dance tracks motivated by disco, ancient mythology, outer space, and other points along a journey exploring sexuality and queer identity.

'HOLYHOUSE' drives forward in tumbling layers of tom drums fortified by the production collaboration of House Fire. 'Fourth Planet Funk' emerges and collapses through multiple incarnations of spaced out textures and broken beats before flying high in a cosmic groove to the vocals of Helvetica the Mage.

"As Ishtar Sr. I write and compose songs about love, sex, identity, autonomy, and conflict in a futuristic age. Reclamations of life from oppressive structures. Dissolution of norms that seek to confine and strangle. Plus they’re bops 🙂

I am embarking on a new journey outside of my given name. A journey of discovery and expression, a journey of the exploration of mythology. A journey that embraces every corner of my sexuality and queer identity. A journey that explores with liberation & autonomy in mind."

-Savan DePaul aka Ishtar Sr.

HOLYHOUSE is part of Astro Nautico's Atlantics X campaign of weekly releases, which are building an emergency microfund for Astro Nautico artists impacted by COVID-19 and its economic fallout (priority to BIPOC). Learn more and donate here: www.gofundme.com/f/atlanticsx

See also:

Ishtar Sr. - Post Descent Inanna (2020)


released July 10, 2020

Written & produced by Savan DePaul
Additional production on 1 by House Fire
Background vocals on 2 by Helvetica the Mage
Mastered by Savan DePaul in Philadelphia
Artwork by Bennett Kuhn


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