11 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A decent pair of headphones certainly wouldn’t hurt. That way you'll be able to fully appreciate the living, breathing world Glasser’s pieced together on her debut, a tapestry of tone poems that’s constantly on the cusp of something transcendent. Take “Apply,” for instance. Originally cut as a bedroom recording on Glasser’s first 12-inch, it’s now blossomed into a hi-fi blend of stutter-step beats, smeared synths, and vocals that shift from a hoot to a holler to a perfect harmony without losing the song’s locked groove. “Mirrorage” is even more impressive, as it follows a breezy set of wind chimes into a forest that’s as spooky and spellbinding as the one in Björk’s “Human Behavior” video. Elsewhere, xylophones are hammered like hollow bones (“Home”), grandfather clocks and wind-up toys perform a solemn duet (the outro of “Plane Temp”), and a saxophone stumbles its way across speaker-panning drums. To listen is to get lost in it all, and to be perfectly fine with never finding your way back home.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A decent pair of headphones certainly wouldn’t hurt. That way you'll be able to fully appreciate the living, breathing world Glasser’s pieced together on her debut, a tapestry of tone poems that’s constantly on the cusp of something transcendent. Take “Apply,” for instance. Originally cut as a bedroom recording on Glasser’s first 12-inch, it’s now blossomed into a hi-fi blend of stutter-step beats, smeared synths, and vocals that shift from a hoot to a holler to a perfect harmony without losing the song’s locked groove. “Mirrorage” is even more impressive, as it follows a breezy set of wind chimes into a forest that’s as spooky and spellbinding as the one in Björk’s “Human Behavior” video. Elsewhere, xylophones are hammered like hollow bones (“Home”), grandfather clocks and wind-up toys perform a solemn duet (the outro of “Plane Temp”), and a saxophone stumbles its way across speaker-panning drums. To listen is to get lost in it all, and to be perfectly fine with never finding your way back home.

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