Two Cali guys, one guitar and a raft of hickory-smoked folk in vintage Elektra vein

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The Moore Brothers – Now Is The Time For Love

Tempting as it is to invoke comparisons to CS&N and the mid-’60s folk explosion, they don’t do justice to this follow-up to Tom and Greg Moore’s Colossal Small disc. Operating in a minimalist vacuum, their engaging songs are melt-in-the-mouth without being twee.

Hardly psych, their quiet charms are all about the basics of life. “Mint Mouth Motorhead” and the equally sweet “Color And Kind” manage to be idiosyncratic and utterly immediate.

While they eschew attitude, they still have that brand of certainty that set Tim Hardin apart.

Less is Moore.