Bay Area hardware native Chelsea Faith's vinyl debut as Cherushii – a name she's been recording under since her first teenage techno Tascam experiments more than a decade ago – spills over with loves and lessons gleaned from her lifer voyage through the city's thriving rave underworlds. Although trained as a classical pianist at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Music, the rigidity of the culture disillusioned her, so she switched gears and dove headfirst into the Bay's expansive electronic warehouse scene, as both promoter and performer. For her 19th birthday she received a Yamaha RS7000 sequencer, thus birthing an obsession with live PA sets. Recorded mostly in SF (with the exception of one track cut in Berlin), and mixed by Matthew Zipkin, Queen Of Cups uses the blueprint of slow-burn deep house to thread waves of synth wash, acid flash, and strobe glow into a shimmering suite of 21st-century free-spirit sensory motion. Mastered by Eric Hanson. Art & design by Bobby Houlihan.