Johanna Cranitch’s latest project, White Prism is in many ways a much-needed and welcome reboot from her previous project, Johanna and the Dusty Floor. Backed by icy synths, and danceable but delicate New Wave-era influenced beats, Cranitch’s voice, which bobs, darts and floats above the icy surface of White Prism’s music, has an ethereal but gently seductive quality. Sounding as though she were singing directly towards you, the very lovely Cranitch seems much more like a siren whose call will have your poor wooden ship smashed against a rocky shore …

When Johanna Cranitch coos “When it’s dark/I’ll take you anywhere,“ followed by the hook “Play me, I’m Yours” on one my favorite songs on White Prism’s self-titled EP released back in April, “Play Me, I’m Yours,“ there’s a subtle yet very powerful carnality underneath the surface.