In the spaces between progressive rock, electonica, and folk grows the sound created by L.A. artist Cameron Mesirow, otherwise known as Glasser. Her music feels like you’re walking through a dream you’re not sure is your own. While wondering whether you should be frightened or euphoric, the one certainty is that you will be completely enthralled.
When she first started writing music on the program GarageBand, Glasser did not imagine she would be playing host to such an eclectic, genre-blending sound, but rather thought she would be in a rock and roll band with a more organic vibe. As her musical identity grew, she developed a sound best described as electronic folk.
The debut album, Ring, was released in September 2010 and took influential cues ranging from Joni Mitchell to Björk within the lush textures of the music. Her voice is airy and ethereal, which is a beautiful contrast to the tribal infused percussion and droning synththsizers that swirl around her lyrics. She is a more Pop-friendly Björk and a more contemporary incarnation of the folk songstress. With help from boyfriend Matt Popieluch of Foreign Born and producers Van Rivers and Subliminal Kid, Glasser cultivated a debut album that is richly complex, yet simply enjoyable.
If you like: Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, Feist, School of Seven Bells, Bat for Lashes, James Blake
Check out: Glasser
Feeling brave: Joanna Newsom, Bjork, Goldfrapp, Fever Ray, Portishead
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