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Self-de­scribed itin­er­ant mu­si­cians and song­writ­ers Si­mon and Steve Nel­son set­tle down for this chilled and con­sid­ered col­lec­tion of so­phis­ti­cated tunes with a bluesy and jazzy tinge. There are echoes of Chris Rea in th­ese sea­soned Bri­tish sib­lings’ mea­sured song­writ­ing, an al­most blue at­mos­phere of mid­night re­flec­tions in a warm co­coon of deep bass, muted horns, light-fingered key­boards and Si­mon Nel­son’s taste­ful gui­tar. Brother Steve han­dles the vo­cals with weath­ered dig­nity, sup­ported by Lizzie Deane and Ri­etta Austin’s back­ing vo­cals. This is no hard sell with big am­bi­tions; its un­der­stated mood is part of its charm. www. austin­broth­ JOE BREEN

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