Thursday, February 12, 2009
Port-Royal / Absent Without Leave - Magnitogorak (Split) (2008) (AWESOME !!!)
Genre : Ambient, Electronica, Post-rock, Shoegaze
Absent Without Leave's Myspace
1 Port-Royal Ernst Bloch
2 Port-Royal Agent 008 Codename Littlehorses (Aka The Lazybones)
3 Port-Royal Severnaya
4 Port-Royal Zobione Pt.2 (Absent Without Leave Remix)
5 Absent Without Leave On A Carousel
6 Absent Without Leave My Music Is Still Sad Though I Found My Happiness
7 Absent Without Leave Evening Walks
8 Absent Without Leave Blind (Port-Royal Remix)
port-royal (rigorously written with SMALL LETTERS and with the “-” between “port” and “royal”!) - born in summer 2000 in Genoa, Italy - is composed of 5 genoese guys:
Attilio Bruzzone: guitar, synthesizer, programming (founder)
Ettore di Roberto: piano, synthesizer, programming (founder)
Emilio Pozzolini: sampler, programming
giulio corona: bass, programming
Sieva Diamantakos: visuals, video
They play a dreamy, heady, melancholic, wide music on the border among electronica, ambient, shoegaze with some dance elements even if they are AFRAID TO DANCE! The music is mixed with the sensual images and shots of Diamantakos.
The band is now looking for a new label after that RESONANT RECORDINGS - their home for more than 3 years - has closed up.
Absent Without Leave :
is the solo project of the 26 year-old George Mastrokostas, based in Athens, Greece. Recording everything himself in his home-studio, he creates a melancholic sound that covers a multitude of styles such as electronica, post-rock, shoegaze and ambient.