Maybe the photos have faded, but George’s music is still ringing in my ears. Faded Photographs is the most accomplished and accessible Absent Without Leave release to date, featuring guest appearances from some really great artists, including Port-Royal, Stafraenn Hakon, Epic 45, Millimetrik and members of Hood, The Declining Winter, Plumerai, Eksi Ekso, Tupolev, Slon and others too. Absent Without Leave is the solo project of George Mastrokostas, based in Athens, Greece.
Recording everything himself or sometimes with assistance from some good friends, he produces an ambient sound led by open clean guitar arpeggios accompanied by sweet landscapes and textures, reminds me of an old ambient Eno record.
Each cd is packaged in an elegant 4-panel digipak of recycled cardboard with the front cover image printed on photo paper! It’s a limited edition of 500 handmade collectible copies and each copy is unique with a different front cover image.You’d better hurry up cause there are only 27 copies left. Order it HERE