Chief Trud sent me over his Cruise Forever EP, five slow-burning house cuts fresh off the hydro-steam conveyor belt and into your ear. Chief Trud is the recording project of Austin Cesear from San Francisco. Dude’s tracks are long, between 7.5 and 9.5 minutes in length, giving the tunes a draining, raved-out quality. It takes “Shut In,” the longest track, nearly 2.5 minutes to kick into gear then works that gear out for a grueling seven minutes til the close. My favorite track is probably “The Beast,” the most frantic and pounding cut. Check em out then check the whole EP and hope there’s more where that came from.