Glasser, ‘Ring’ (True Panther Sounds/Matador)
Somewhere, druids are dancing around a circle of stones. That’s probably not the ring Glasser, a.k.a. Los Angeles’ Cameron Mesirow, had in mind when she titled her debut album, but there’s something elemental about her brooding electronic folk. It’s in the sharp yelps and clanging drums of “Apply,” the Far East chanting and strings heard on “Glad,” and the Fever Ray–checking pagan pulse of “Mirrorage.” It’s also in those nature-obsessed lyrics, delivered in tones so dulcet and hypnotic that the inclination to don a robe and commune with Vespertine-era Björk is overwhelming.