In 2009, I began work on a portrait series called 'Absent Friends', which I just completed a month or so ago. It is now in the process of final edit and preparation for book form, and possible gallery display.
Imagine my surprise when I came upon the musical work of Max Middleton (no relation), whose 2013 album 'Two Cranes' has a track titled 'Absent Friends'. Since I would be very, very surprised if he has ever heard of me, I presume this is a classic case of separate Middletons stumbling on to the same title. The universe does enjoy its games.
Give the track a listen - his channel on YouTube also has more of his very relaxing music. I'm playing some of it now.
Absent Friends - Max Middleton - from his album, Two Cranes