"A multi-layered, dreamlike sound that’s reminiscent of Radiohead and Sigur Ros" PH balanced
"This is a unique album coming from a unique musician and one i would seriously implore anyone to experience it."Music Mafia UK
"Matt Stevens' Echo takes its audience on an exhilarating and romantic instrumental adventure. Ranging from light and melodic to deep and aggressive, the moods set by this album flow together like a masterfully woven screenplay. Lyrics are not necessary and would only distract from the virtuosity of Stevens' guitar compositions." - Pinpoint Music.com
Absent Without Leave - Bon Voyage (2006)
I first heard about 'Absent Without Leave' through the split CD 'Magnitogorsk' with 'Port Royal' and their extraordinary album 'Flares' (one of the best albums in its genre - of all time!) Its with great delight that a few years down the line I can share one of his albums with you (through his kind permission) which I hope will lead you to looking into more of his wonderful music. He has that gift of writing music that just flows beautifully in a dreamy and creative fashion. Almost makes you want to go on a road trip just so you can put one of his CD's into the car stereo! Check out the line up of guest artists on George's new album !
pre-order the new absent without leave album
I am now taking pre-orders for my new album.
The album will be released on my own label sound in silence (www.myspace.com/soundinsilencerecords) so I have to save up some money for the production of it.
If I get enough pre-orders I hope to release it sometime in September-October, at least.
Every pre-order will be much appreciated as it will help a lot.
This album will feature guest appearances from some good friends and really great artists too, including members of giardini di miro, port-royal, hood, stafraenn hakon, eksi ekso and others too.
It will be packaged in recycled cardboard with the front cover image printed on photo paper and each copy will be unique with a different front cover image.
It will be released in a limited edition of 500 handmade copies that in future will be for sure rare collectible items.