The Machine In The Garden

The Machine In The Garden

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The Machine in the Garden is a gothic/darkwave duo featuring Roger Fracé and Summer Bowman. Since their formation, Roger and Summer have developed and advanced their unique style through years of collaborating and intertwining their musical tastes.

The band's first release was the 1994 Veils and Shadows EP. Initially a solo endeavor by Roger Fracé, the debut EP blended the dark elements of goth with new wave and industrial tinges. However, folded within the songs were melodies of a more classical nature.

The band's sound further evolved with the addition of musician Summer Bowman. Her enchanting voice lent an ethereal quality to the music on the duo's first full-length recording, Underworld, in 1997. The dark electronics of the debut EP, which garnered acclaim from press and radio, were still there, but multi-layered with an atmospheric mood and style, giving the CD an original sound transcending pre-existing genres.

Following a string of successful singles on various compilations, the band signed with Middle Pillar Presents in 1998, releasing four full-length CDs over the next eight years.

2007 marked the 15th anniversary of Fracé's formation of the band as well as the 10th anniversary of Bowman's joining. For this special occassion, the band released XV, a special limited-edition CD, in December 2007. XV includes 15 tracks spanning the band's 15-year history, including demos, remixes, previously unreleased outtakes and two brand-new songs.

The name "the Machine in the Garden" refers to the progress of technology and its relationship with nature. Each release explores this relationship between the mechanical, natural and spiritual worlds and further elucidates the philosophy behind the band.
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The Machine In The Garden Discography

Albums

The Machine In The Garden Underworld (Album) Deus ex Musica US 1997 Sell This Version
none The Machine In The Garden Demo 97(Cass, Album) Not On Label none US 1997 Sell This Version
MPP999 The Machine In The Garden One Winter's Night...(CD, Album, GCD) Middle Pillar Presents MPP999 US 1999 Sell This Version
MPP994 The Machine In The Garden Out Of The Mists(CD, Album, Enh, GCD) Middle Pillar Presents MPP994 US 2000 Sell This Version
144275 The Machine In The Garden When Angels Peer Favorably Upon Us: A Retrospective Collection, Volume Two(CDr, Enh, DAM) MP3.com 144275 US 2001 Sell This Version
MPP986 The Machine In The Garden Asphodel(CD, Album) Middle Pillar Presents MPP986 US 2002 Sell This Version
mpp975 The Machine In The Garden Shadow Puppets(CD, Album) Middle Pillar Presents mpp975 US 2005 Sell This Version
dxm-015-cd The Machine In The Garden XV(CD, Ltd) Deus ex Musica dxm-015-cd US 2007 Sell This Version
The Machine In The Garden Before And After The Storm (Album) Deus ex Musica US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Machine In The Garden Veils And Shadows EP (EP) Industrial Isolation Music US 1994 Sell This Version
DXM-004-DIG The Machine In The Garden In The Vanir(2xFile, Single, WAV) Deus Ex Musica DXM-004-DIG US 2010

Compilations

dxm-006-dig The Machine In The Garden Miscellany(14xFile, FLAC, Comp) Deus ex Musica dxm-006-dig US 2014

Miscellaneous

47600 The Machine In The Garden When Angels Peer Favorably Upon Us: A Retrospective Collection, Volume One(CDr, Enh, DAM) MP3.com 47600 US 2000 Sell This Version
ISOL8-002-1 The Machine In The Garden Veils And Shadows Remixes(7xFile, FLAC) Industrial Isolation Music ISOL8-002-1 Unknown