Anahita - Matricaria - CD
Packaged in a deluxe gatefold LP style Important jacket with printed inner sleeve.
Anahita is Tara Burke (Fursaxa) and cellist Helena Espvall (Espers). Tara recently showed up on Important as part of the duo of Tau Emerald with Sharron Kraus, while Helena contributed a beautiful piece to the James Blackshaw-curated Garden of Forking Paths compilation. Anahita is a beautiful, laboriously created and floating affair of skeletal organ drones, ceremonial singing and subtly frantic instrumental accompaniment conjuring up a natural woodland romp and stomp.
The album was recorded between 2005 and 2008. All tracks were recorded on a 4-track by Tara and Helena in their homes. The songs were then engineered by Sam Cusumano.
Fursaxa is Tara Burke. Formerly a member of the Silbreeze band UN, Tara started her Fursaxa project in 1999 after UN disbanded. After being a long time resident of Philadelphia, Tara decided to leave the "city of brotherly love" for the touring life. So from April 2005 to April 2006 she toured extensively throughout the UK, the USA, and Europe with friends and fellow musicians Jack Rose, Sharron Kraus, Alexander Tucker, Christina Carter, Marcia Bassett, and the Spires That In the Sunset Rise, to name a few. For her live performances she uses mostly looped vocals, flutes, and percussion, a casio keyboard, guitar, and mandolin, in an attempt to transport her audience into the ethereal realms. Tara has recently been collaborating with several other musicians. Espers member Helena Espvall and Tara have a duo called Anahita, and released "Arcana en Cantos" on the Deserted Village label from Ireland in 2007. And solo musician Sharron Kraus and Tara have a duo called Tau Emerald and recently released "Travellers Two" on Important Records in January of 2008. Fursaxa is also a part of the Valerie Project, which combines a live soundtrack with the 1970 Czech film "Valerie and Her Week of Wonders" by Jaromil Jires. Her most current endeavor is the Kobold Moon release on her own Sylph Records.
1. Matricarian Descent
2. Pirin Planina
3. Chalice of Cypress
5. Moi Kissen
6. Velvet Shoon