Chicago is usually associated with the post-rock movement and its various spin-off projects so it's surprising to see that the Windy City has now embraced torch songs and trip-hop. This style of music arguably had its heyday nearly ten years ago but Lindsay Anderson and Joseph Costa have carried on regardless and whilst there's mileage in it, who can blame them? Both artists have the vocals to carry off the sumptuous arrangements but often the tunes and lack of emotion have an aura more suited for background listening. Yet when they stir themselves to convey more than just moodiness ('So Surprise', 'It Follows Me Around') the songs ache with just the right amount of melancholia and the exquisitely arranged 'Morning Disaster' has the substance as well as the style. There have been better records made in this genre in recent years making 'Different Days' only a purchase for avid collectors in this field.