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Hand On String

Michael Andrews

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I am paying a very sweet woman thirteen dollars an hour to watch my newborn baby so that I can listen to this music over and over again. Enough said.

4 Stars in Spin Magazine!

from SPIN MAGAZINE Mike Andrews is best known for composing the scores of cult film Donnie Darko and cult TV show Freaks and Geeks. But on his gorgeous pop debut, the California multi-instrumentalist establishes his own dark romanticism, whispering through a fog of guitar effects (you'd swear he was playing a harpsichord and Mellotron). His melancholy mood pieces are designed to keep you awake longer than any midnight movie. 4 STARS!

simple, but amazing still.......

Who knew that one man, a set of drums, a guitar, and a piano/synthesizer could generate such richness? A throw back to before-modern times, Michael Andrew's "Hand On String" captures the lo-fi, hazy, beautifully simple spirit of the past (1960's -70's). Inverted, intimate, and reflective all at the same time, Andrews' musical arrangements are complicated enough to trip you out, but simple enough to compute. The underlined tone of the album is a gentle one; each song moving along the current, soaking up and then releasing the river of ambiance Mike has placed them in. Those who have been intrigued by his film score credits will appreciate hearing what the man has to say. Although he has not a lot to say, what he does say further vivifies his beautiful craft.


Born: November 17, 1967 in San Diego, CA

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

A talented and versatile film composer, singer, songwriter, and producer, San Diego native Michael Andrews began his professional music career in the early '90s as the frontman and co-founder of the West Coast alt-pop band the Origin. The group issued a pair of major-label outings in 1990 (Origin) and 1992 (Bend) before going their separate ways, and in 1993 Andrews joined the genre-defying acid jazz outfit Greyboy Allstars (he performed under the moniker Elgin Park), with whom he would score his...
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Hand On String, Michael Andrews
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: Feb 10, 2006

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