Fursaxa

Fursaxa

Infobox musical artist
Name = Fursaxa


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Birth_name = Tara Burke
Alias = Fursaxa
Born = June 28th, 1969
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Origin = United States
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Genre = Experimental, Psych folk
Occupation = Singer, songwriter, musician
Years_active = 2000 - present
Label = Eclipse Records, Ecstatic Peace! Records, ATP Records, Time-Lag Records, Jewelled Antler, Mt. St. Mtn., Last Visible Dog, Foxglove, Acid Mothers Temple
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URL = http://www.fursaxa.net/
Notable_instruments = acoustic guitar, appalachian dulcimer, electronic keyboard

Fursaxa is a USA-based acid folk or freak folk project led by Tara Burke (born June 28th, 1969) of Philadelphia. She began home-recording songs featuring acoustic guitar, simple Casio electronic keyboards, accordion, dulcimer and her heavily overdubbed vocals on a 4-track recorder after having casually played with friends at "drunken/stoned jams" [http://www.dreamgeo.com/Fursaxa.html] .

She has been making music since childhood. Her music has been compared to Nico's solo work and is often categorized among New Weird America artists. She has recorded with numerous bands as a guest or side-project, including Acid Mothers Temple, fellow Philadelphians Bardo Pond, Iditarod, Scorces and Six Organs of Admittance. Fursaxa is currently signed to the London based ATP Recordings label.

Discography

Major Releases

*Alone in the Dark Wood - CD, ATP Records (2007)
*Amulet - CD, Last Visible Dog (2005)
*Lepidoptera - CD, ATP Records (2005)

LPs, EPs, and Limited Releases

*Maidenstone - 7" EP, Mt. St. Mtn. (2007)
*Alone in the Dark Wood - LP, Eclipse Records (2007)
*Harbinger of Spring - 3"CD, Jewelled Antler (2004)
*Fursaxa/Juniper Meadows - split CDR, Foxglove (2004)
*Madrigals in Duos - LP, Time-Lag Records (2004)
*Mandrake - LP, Eclipse Records (2004)
*Fursaxa - LP, Ecstatic Peace! (2002)
*Mandrake - CD, Acid Mothers Temple (2000)

Self Releases
*Kobold Moon--CD, Sylph (2008)
*Myriad of Satyrids - CDRr, Self-Released (2006)
*Amulet - CDR, Self-Released (2004)
*The Cult From Moon Mountain - CDR, Self-Released (2003)
*Trobairitz Are Here From Venus - CDR, Self-Released (2002)

External links

* [http://www.fursaxa.net Official site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/tarafursaxa Myspace]
* [http://www.atpfestival.com/atp-recordings/fursaxa/ ATP Recordings page]
* [http://www.simpletone.com/pacman/artists/tara_burke/ The Philadelpha Ambient Consortium]
* [http://www.dreamgeo.com/Fursaxa.html Interview with Tara Burke]


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