The Cyclist​/​Throwing Sparks EP

by Michael Garfield

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Begun in 2009, these recordings sat unfinished for five years while I cut a completely different path as an improvising "cyberacoustic" guitarist. But I couldn't leave this work behind – and I'm glad to finally share it with you.

Here is a quick glimpse into my evolving vision as a singer-songwriter and producer, a seven-minute voyage into the jeweled night of my inner life, to whet your appetite for my first album in eight years (forthcoming).

Lyrics on "The Cyclist" track page.

Poster prints of the cover art available here:

These recordings are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License. Feel welcome to share and remix them!

Remixers, help yourself to the stems for these tracks:


released September 2, 2014

Michael Garfield – Voice, Guitar, Chapman Stick, Ebow, Samples, Programming, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Cover Art





Michael Garfield Austin, Texas

Lush, atmospheric, and ecstatic tunes erupting from the intersection of acoustic and electronic music – pedal-heavy. percussive acoustic guitar psych-western Cosmic Americana. Marrying the singer-solo-guitarist and electronic live producer, Michael welcomes listeners into driving and dynamic, emotional and groovy spaces spanning folk tradition and the avant-garde. ... more

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