Mae closes its recording career on a classy, heartfelt note with (E)vening, a nine-track release that eloquently sums up the band’s breadth of vision. Mae displays an uncanny ability to find the spiritual center within ordinary moments, underscoring the compassionate quality of their lyrics with dynamic arrangements embellished with baroque strings. Dave Elkins’ vocals capture a palpable longing in songs like the otherworldly “My Favorite Dream” and the grandly ascending “Sleep Well.” Especially moving is “Bloom,” a stirring affirmation of hope set to chiming keyboards and rumbling drums. Though many of the tracks are dreamy in tone and texture, “I Just Needed You to Know” benefits from some crunchy electric-guitar riffage. The three-part piano instrumental “Seasons” takes the listener on a contemplative journey from serenity to sorrow and back again. Mae renders these tunes with tight, focused musicianship and a lack of overt ego. (E)vening is a beautifully bittersweet sunset offering by a group that will be sorely missed.