Boomkat Product Review:
"In West Philadelphia born and raised, on the playground's where I spent most of my days..." Trust me; I could go on, but I'm sure Fursaxa (aka Tara Burke) has heard it all before. Harking from the Fresh Prince's hometown, Fursaxa produces enviably eclectic compositions that combine fuggy psych and caramelised vocals, resulting in a sound that always appears just out of sight. Opening with the choirs and organ smudge of 'Freedom', Burke then shifts our focus to the petulant chimes and abstract pipes of 'Purple Fantasy'. Undoubtedly extracted from similar lineage to Susumu Yokota, 'Purple Fantasy' allows the apparently unfocused structures to assume a sentient shape, before slipping into the ebbing Acid Temple Mothers-lite pysch rock of 'Velada'. Peaking on the sublime accordion rectitude of 'Moonlight Sonata', Burke is able to coax a myriad of pictures from a consciously restrictive palate. On 'Poppy Opera' this translates into a song which starts off like the Velvet Underground, indulges in a Mogwai slowbuild before taking off with The Birds for a grand, panoramic view. Closing on the Eastern European-inflected 'Una De Gato' (a lost twin of Tusia Beridze?), 'Lepidoptera' is a pink-hued journey that you'll want to keep getting lost on. Lovely jubbly.