CHARLES

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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.

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