Fans of Air, Portishead, Dido, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Massive Attack take note: British duo Zero 7 (aka remixer/ producers Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns) has concocted the year's most tantalizin

Fans of Air, Portishead, Dido, Kruder & Dorfmeister, and Massive Attack take note: British duo Zero 7 (aka remixer/ producers Sam Hardaker and Henry Binns) has concocted the year's most tantalizing chill-out debut with Simple Things. A recent contender in the album of the year category of the U.K.'s coveted Technics Mercury Music Prize competition (it lost to PJ Harvey), Simple Things is as refreshing as they come—sultry, too. Instrumental tracks like "Give It Away," "Red Dust," and "Polaris" are cinematic in scope and wholly erotic. The title track, featuring singer Mozez (who possesses a soulful quality similar to Seal), is a classic soul jam for today's lounge contingent. The Sophie Barker-fronted "In the Waiting Line," along with "Destiny" (spotlighting Barker and Sia Furler), is ready to comfort those in need of TLC. Expect to hear Simple Things in nearly every boutique, café, restaurant, hair salon, and any other lifestyle-oriented environment in the very near future. Beauty like this is not an everyday thing.—MP