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One time witch house affiliate Glasser ushers her first album in a decade, taking a very Björkian tack toward theatric electronic staging inflected with modern production.
With credits for Young and True Panther, and guest vox on records by Roll The Dice/Peder Mannerfelt to her name over the past decade, Cameron Mesirow’s Glasser returns, renewed in her epic synth pop convictions on a sprawling album of operatic flights of fancy set to lavish synthetic arrangements. ‘Crux’ is offered as her statement on “personal identity, emotional vulnerability, and the human experience”, as mediated thru the prism of dream-pop finely wrought with elements of Eastern European folk melancholy and traditional Celtic music that speaks to the American artist’s Scottish heritage.
Glasser’s dozen songs on ‘Crux’ nimbly dance between modernity and tradition, variously resembling a space opera about nostalgic astronauts or a hyper ceilidh homage to Björk. The narrative unfolds a journey of self-discovery unpacking intimate experience within its flow of extended melodies and lush atmospheric sound design, gliding form the etheric dimension of ‘A Guide’ to calm yet heart-racing hyper folk in ‘Vine’ and elegant grandeur of ‘Easy’ and the rustic tang of ‘Thick Waltz’, with moments of emotive catharsis in ‘All Lovers’ and joyful juxtaposition of styles in the cyber folk rock ceilidh music of ‘Clipt.