A truly worldwide operation, Coppe's 'Nauru' album features musicians from the UK, US and Coppe' herself, a Japanese artist whose character certainly fits the oft-used description of "quirky". In truth, at 70 minutes even her invention cannot last for the full duration but manages to capture unique sounds, making interesting use of her collaborators experienced in jazz and ambient music. To take examples, 'Audiolly' dabbles in jazz, chill-out and trip-hop and still manages to stay afloat, 'Paper Soap' merges ambient with breakbeat, 'Sin . Coppe. Ted' floats on warm electro beats until the jazz piano kicks in, ushering in a late night vibe. Naturally not everything works, 'Humu Humu' bubbles and bleeps to little effect and Coppe's own vocals do not show much variety beyond whispering and jumpiness. The best moment is saved to near the end when the haunting Hollywood musical-style luminescence of 'Flapper Girl' arrives, which even breaks into 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' to bizarrely excellent effect. For all this creativity Bjork could be used as a comparison but Coppe' does not seem to be attempting any mainstream crossover, so perhaps the similarly subversive Leila is her closest neighbour musically. Nevertheless, however close people get to soundalikes, Coppe' is certainly an individual talent.