Martian Arts EP

by Michael Garfield

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This set at Martian Arts Festival in San Marcos, Texas was a doozy. I did not expect to see a UFO that night – but who does, really? It was my first sighting in ten years. Things shifted. Something opened. I admitted to myself that I have been in Chapel Perilous since then, the place where everything syncs up and all of it unfolds as a conspiracy in which we're implicated and the shapes begin to come together and we notice what they point to.

It all seems ridiculous. That is my rationality rebelling when I KNOW that something magical occurred that night. A portal opened. Call it what you will. All this music's just an overture to what came next. We never saw it coming. Now it's all that I can do to not grab onto what remains of that extraordinary mystery, to let it be. How does a person live like this, and make of glimpses of perfection, transcendental truth, a way of life, an everyday reality?

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Edited for time and mastered on a laptop. Otherwise, exactly as it was performed, all live, one take, no post-production mixing.

Guitar, Voice, Pedals.

On the eve of mystery.

Thank You,

Michael

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released May 13, 2017

Cover Art: modified detail of "The Garden of Unearthly Delights,"
a paitning by Michael Garfield & Tourmaline Todd

This EP is free with a purchase of a poster print:
michaelgarfield.bandcamp.com/merch/the-garden-of-unearthly-delights

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Michael Garfield Austin, Texas

Pedal-heavy percussive acoustic guitar psych-western Cosmic Americana. Marrying the singer-solo-guitarist and electronic live producer, Michael welcomes listeners into his lush and atmospheric, driving and dynamic spaces spanning folk tradition and the avant-garde. ... more

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