Here's an intimate and intriguing duet created by John Stowell on various guitars and Dan Dean who brings voice, bass, percussion and drum programming to the mix. Dean's voice is hauntingly similar to the likes of Joao Gilberto, but Dean uses it mostly for vocal effects, eschewing lyrics for delicate scats or tones. The team is cozy on the soft "The Mandy Walk" intimate to Dean's bowed bass of "Always Something" and softly bopping on "Alora Adiamo!". Stowell's guitar is gorgeous on the pretty title pieces and delicate during "Welcome To Nice" and the ethereal "Schiffletting". Quiet nights and quiet stars.