September 2, 2006

Fursaxa - Discography

Fursaxa shows much of who is Tara Burke. It is evident in her relationship with music her sense of devotion, and of a reverie world probably within her since childhood. There is a relation to mythical figures, but Fursaxa's music transcends possible banalizations, since other artists using elements of the Nature can easily fall into cheesy considerations.

Philadelphia (USA) native, she is a long time friend of Bardo Pond members (hard to tell who has influenced who, but elements such as psychedelia, ambience and repetition are present in both). Her solo presentations have led her to great aliances: Thurston Moore has released her music through Ecstatic Peace; Makoto Kawabata has produced and engineered her Mandrake album; Glenn Donaldson has invited her to participate in the great Jewelled Antler Library.

Two standout albums are Madrigal in Duos and Lepidoptera. The first is more sparse and experimental - the unadorned use of organ and feedback are foundation to repetitive acoustic guitar patterns and remarkable voice melodies. The latter is her biggest production, the album which has effectively shown her to the world. Her voice in Lepidoptera is magnificent, and demonstrates the greatness Tara Burke has silently achieved.

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Fursaxa diz muito sobre quem é Tara Burke. Transparece na sua relação com a música um sentimento de devoção, e de um mundo de devaneio muito provavelmente trazido consigo desde a infância. Pode-se dizer que há uma relação com figuras míticas, porém sua música transcende banalizações a partir de gêneros que podem utilizar-se de elementos da Natureza assim como Tara o faz no Fursaxa.

Nativa da Philadelphia, EUA, Tara é amiga dos membros do Bardo Pond (impossível dizer quem influenciou quem, mas elementos em comum como psicodelia, ambiencia e repetição estão em ambos), com quem costuma tocar de tempo em tempo. Suas apresentações sozinha renderam-lhe a atenção de grandes nomes da música experimental, como Thurston Moore - quem a levou para a Ecstatic Peace - e Makoto Kawabata, conseqüente produtor do seu álbum Mandrake. Outra notável aliança foi com Glenn Donaldson do coletivo Jewelled Antler, quem a convidou a lançar um de seus trabalhos para a grandiosa Jewelled Antler Library.

Merecem destaque seus discos Madrigal in Duos e Lepidoptera. O primeiro é mais esparso e experimental; o uso simples de órgão e de microfonia dão base a padrões repetitivos de violão e melodias de voz marcantes. O último é a sua mais trabalhada produção até hoje, e é o disco que a fez entrar no mercado fonográfico de uma forma mais presente. Sua voz, em Lepidoptera, está mais trabalhada do que nunca, demonstrando a grandiosidade que Tara Burke já atingiu, mesmo que silenciosamente.

Lepidoptera / 2005

Madrigals in Duos / 2004

Amulet / 2004

Fursaxa & The Juniper Meadows Split / 2004

Harbinger of Spring (Jewelled Antler Library vol.12) / 2004

Trobairitz are from Venus / 2002

Mandrake / 2000

29 comments:

me said...

I'm gonna try mandrake,
thanks

naos said...

Thank you! I found recently Lepidoptera and fell in to love with Fursaxa (on second listen). This is what I found:
http://bergsman.org/jeremy/T6.html has here performance from Terrastock 6 (with other super cool bands too!!). Zhao from http://differentwaters.blogspot.com/ posted Harbringer of spring. He has a lot more cool stuff, thank him!

joao said...

lugarzinho foda esse aqui heim, boas surpresas, sempre...

Anonymous said...

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João _ Experimental / ETC downloads said...

aqui nesse link tem uma entrevista com a moça, aparentemente ela tá chapada...(tá mesmo, eu acredito) responde as perguntas duma maneira torta, vaga, por fim das contas ficou até engraçado...o foda é q. tá em português do cabral...
http://www.aputadasubjectividade.net/entrevistas/F/FURSAXA%20-%20Pedro%20Gomes%2004-2004.htm

Soidemersol said...

ja li essa entrevista. conversava com o cara que a entrevistou pelo soulseek a um tempo. esse site é maravilhoso.

unkle said...

Ciao Eduardo, i have added your link on my blog.
;)
Your blog is great, peculiar music, good taste, and all discography for artist.
Isis, Sonic Youth, O'Rourke, Gira, Lindsay, Boris, very very interesting works.
Awesome!!!

zhao said...

beautiful... thank you.

luiz young said...

caraleo, só tem o fino do lado b aqui. muito bom!

Michel LeGrisbi said...

wowzersh!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for your next post, best blog ever, thanx !

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Max said...

Thanks for this--a great band/artist--found some a couple releases here I hadn't heard before.

celo said...

bota a disocgrafia do caetano!!

então, subi um disco la no blog que você vai gostar, um da gal costa(quem diria hein!?)

Loki said...

excellent... love this band but there's loads i haven't heard yet...

cheers

Anonymous said...

acabou o blog?? atualiza!!

Arcoirá said...

Muito bom o texto. Bem estruturado e claro.
Abraço!

Anonymous said...

is that it?

if it is thanks for some great stuff...

mr.A said...

Hi there dude, are you on a vacation?

Anonymous said...

Hey, could you pleeease re up the blithe sons green mansions?

Theo said...

Thanks for these!
Any chance of SYR re-uploads?

Anonymous said...

Talked to the blog owner a few weeks ago and he says his PC is broken, that´s the reason for the lack of posts...

Anonymous said...

awesome site! Been visiting pretty regularly. Checkin' out most of the fursaxa stuff, i've got lepidobtera, the only i've heard, so i'm interested in checking out the others. Keep up the good work!!!
-sonicwarfare

Anonymous said...

great blog // any chance of reuping some of the fursaxa- many of them are no longer available from her personal website and i would like to hear them (obviously) \\ thnx

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a few live sets

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