“From the opening notes of track one on Alexandra's hauntingly beautiful new release, Ecdysis, through the album's coda, "Cycles", this multi-talented, Portland-based artist casts off all inhibitions to create a deeply personal soundscape that defies categorization. The layered work brings new discoveries with each listen.”
"Each song is a different part of herself, and she has this way of taking the darkest and loveliest parts of life, and constructing them into melodious harmonies and guitar accompanies."
"The songs are fascinating and melancholic as they describe emotions and experiences that feel all too personal and intimate. This wouldn't be achieved if it for Burress' soft, surreal vocals that seamlessly weave with the array of acoustic guitar elements within all the five tracks of the EP."
"Guitar-fueled, nature-inspired singer/songwriter stuff from Ali Burress, touching on the complicated-yet-rewarding nature of interpersonal relationship."
“A spectral, independent triumph, 'This Is Where' is its blossoming lead track."
"Her voice has a lightness to it that spreads throughout the track, creating this warmth."
"The gauzy production helps Burress's songs feel inviting. Even as she grapples with change and determining the kind of person she wants to grow into, Dwell is a comforting album. Burress has nothing left to lose and everything to gain -- as such, these songs are imbued with urgency while simultaneously soothing both the listener and the artist."