The Floral Furs – “Vesuvius”


Hypnotic and mesmerizing, “Vesuvius” is a standout track from The Floral Furs, a project from Athens, Georgia. Described as a “70s piano ballad by way of 80s Japanese synth music,” the production enthralls with its dreamy allure.

Woozy synth effervescence and ballad-ready vocals traverse into a spine-chilling expanse, as haunting synth shimmers and dark brassy blares surround the emotive vocal pull. Intoxicating with its heavy atmosphere, “Vesuvius” plays like a yearning ghost song from a David Lynch film, played on repeat every night from behind a red curtain. Let the brass and steady percussive hypnotics lull you into another world.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2023’ Spotify playlist.

The track is also featured in the genre-based, best-of Spotify compilation Emerging Dream-Pop.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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