The independent industry contains a plethora of what we might call 'musical offspring', where musicians almost segregate themselves from their bands to form other projects. It is an ancient concept that has been around for generations, even when classical composers formed collaborations, they would soon leave to go 'solo'. Back then, it was subtle and unnoticeable. This time, it is blatant, obvious and self-evident that there is a desire for musicians to disperse themselves, in order to have a larger capacity to distribute their name and sound. It is even more transparent in the independent industry, where musicians have this laissez-faire lifestyle; doing things at their own pace and being able to efficiently practise their creativity.

Though musicians are allowed to separate themselves from their mother bands to form newer groups, it is not a certainty that these new ideas will succeed. Luckily for quartet, Poor Moon - a semi-Fleet Foxes offspring – there is merit to their new project.

Cross-fertilised between folk and experimentally produced alternative rock, it would be an inept postulation to say that this foursome is a rip-off of the universally acclaimed Fleet Foxes. Though not matching their musical grandeur, Wargo and Wescott lower their usual amplification, dim the emphasis on instrumentation and form an aesthetic minimalism. The real emphasis, which doesn’t come as a great shock, is on in-depth lyricism. 'Illusion', though eerie with the electronic freezing in the background, presents itself as a composition of counsel - "while I’m still alive, it’s worth another try to keep myself from wasting time" – a kind of get-up-off-your-ass counsel.

Acoustically tranquil for majority of the five-track EP, “'People In Her Mind' juxtaposes itself amongst the other pieces, as it is guided by a clean, stomping lead guitar and multi-octave harmonisations. It must be a new North American trend, where the single lead guitar almost overturns and subverts the song, acting as the spear-header of all instruments and vocals. Above all, the focal point is on the niceness of the sound, rather than the dynamics, which would generally be heavily scrutinised by die-hard music punters.

Illusion is a short and sweet debut release with a story of hardship behind it all. After all, when half of your personnel are gone astray, touring and recording for already established groups, one could imagine how complex album completion can be. Fortunately, after four years, patience made it happen. However, patience did not summon the finest of their ability. By blending the vigour of 'People In Her Mind' and the dynamic creativity of 'Widow' and 'Illusion', there could be enough scope for them to transform into a Bella Union favourite.