That’s How Baby Learns
★★★★ Self release
The Charles behind this quietly beguiling affair is a Los Angeles-based French artist named Charlotte Lindèn Ercoli Coe who began making music as a sideline from her work as a videographer. On the evidence of
That’s How Baby Learns, it may turn out to be a permanent move for Coe because this is an album which entices, teases and sparkles by turn. Coe has a way of making hazy, gauzy pop tunes with sharp-as-a-tack, alluring hooks submerged in the melodies. There’s considerable drama to her dreampop sway too, with tracks like Drunk At
Nightswim, Angelyne and especially the masterful
HollyWood Rabbi twisting and turning from melancholy to soft-focus, wonky disco jams in the bat of an eyelid. The work of an artist getting the sounds in her head down on tape in fresh and alluring ways.