On their new CD “FREE RIDE”, HANDS ON STRINGS celebrate their breathtaking blend of world music, concert music and jazz, revealing unbridled joy of playing and houndless fantasy. For years, the two musicians have shaped a new definition of guitar music and play with the intensity of a band and the timbres of an orchestra.
They succeed in doing the rare feat of completely forgetting both stylistic boundaries and those of the instrument and to conjure music for all the senses.
Already with their 2005 released album “OFFROAD”, the duo succeeded in inspiring audiences and critics alike and immediately earned leading position in the international guitar scene. This was followed by numerous invitations to festivals in the US and in many European cities from Rome to Hamburg.
ThomasFellow and Stephan Bormann are considered twoof the most influential protagonistsof the current guitar scene – Stephan not least through his publications and successful musical projects and partners (Cristin Claas, Nils Landgren) and Thomas as a percussive one-man band on Friend ‘n Fellow, composer with an own edition on SCHOTT MUSIC and as mastermind behind the European Guitar Quartet (with Zoran Dukic, Pavel Steidl and Reentko).
Please fasten your seatbelts, close your eyes and enjoy the musical adventure trip to the fullest!
“HANDSON STRINGS haveset the bar into the stratosphere!” – Minor 7th -USA
“They are fantastic!” – Tommy Emmanuel
1. MASALA (BORMANN) 2.51
2. MOVE (FELLOW) 6.47
3. ONCE (FELLOW) 5.31
4. Ménage à trois (BORMANN) 3.49
5. FIDEL IS DANCING ON THE SUGARLOAF (BORMANN) 3.21
6. COMING HOME (BORMANN) 3.51
7. COCOON (FELLOW) 3.44
8. ENDLESS ROAD (BORMANN) 4.45
9. STOMP (FELLOW) 3.27
10. FAREWELL TO LARSEN C (FELLOW) 5.16
11. UHURU (FELLOW) 2.21
12. MY ITALIAN LULLABY (BORMANN) 3.35
TOTAL TIME 49.16