21st Century Romance: Digital Music for Analog Love

by Michael Garfield

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    Liner notes with lyrics and high-resolution album artwork included.

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    Signed 11" x 17" poster on glossy cardstock, featuring the entire series of fractal ferns from the liner notes of 21st Century Romance, generated by a combination of hand-illustration and digital manipulation. Perfect for meditation on the nature of evolution, the unfolding of cosmic creativity, and the ever-more-intimate embrace between analog and digital...

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about

WATCH THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "WIDE AS THE SKY":
youtu.be/s9lwr-I2tBI

21st Century Romance is a double-disc LP of highlights from my 2013 tour, improvised performances channeling the spirit of places like Rootwire Festival and Austin's Historic Scoot Inn into luminous, deep-chill heroic electro-ballads.

It is a consummate recording of my years honing a new kind of music – freestyle instrumentals that wed past and future, live and studio, the world's most familiar folk instrument with a dazzling array of electronic hardware.

The music is just one part of a multimedia release exploring the ever-more-intimate embrace human and machine through multiple channels, including original digital art, first-person time-lapse live painting videos taken through Google Glass, laser-engraved bamboo jewelry, inspirational performance philosophy, and more – a feast for the senses, articulating a healing transcendental vision for humankind as we stride forward into an age of epochal change.

"Welcome to the future...Michael is a pioneer exploring the edge realms where the electric and old world meet. His improvised sets are the modern equivalent of Charlie Parker blowing out his soul into the smoky nights of the 1940’s...Michael finds and edge and dances on it."

- LostInSound.org

credits

released 04 March 2014
Performed, Recorded, & Mixed by MichaelGarfield
twitter.com/michaelgarfield

Mastered by Animus Invidious
twitter.com/a_invi

Thanks to Rootwire Festival, Unitus Festival, Art Outside Festival, The Historic Scoot Inn, and The Bipolar Bears for giving me such inspiring venues and appreciative audiences.

Dedicated to my parents.

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