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Andrew Coleman has been a professional musician for over 10 years, working primarily in the areas of electro-acoustic and electronica. Based in Cambridge in the UK, Andy initially burst into the electronica scene with an EP released on the home-grown Bovinyl records under the moniker Animals on Wheels. From there Andy released two albums as Animals on Wheels for the London-based, beats label Ninja Tune - the frenetic Design and Mistakes, followed by the organic textures and melodies of Nuvol I Cadira. Andy also released a number of Eps and tracks on compilations.

By 2001 Andy was keen to pursue other creative avenues and released Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt under his own name on the well respected Chicago, post-rock label Thrill Jockey.

More recently Andy has released two albums which demonstrate his unique, diverse and prolific musical output including Demons on local Cambridge electronica label Tripel Records and Tony Alva’s Hair on the Canadian multi-media label c0c0s1l1dc1t1.

On describing his approach to music making Andy says:
“Throughout most of my career I have worked with sequenced synthesis and sample based music techniques but for the last couple of years I have been looking for ways to work live instruments into my music production as my ideas are often related to the conflict or harmony between electronic and acoustic or, put another way, digital and analogue. As well as some live collaborations working along side a drummer, I have created live performances combining guitar improvisation and granular processing of the guitar sound.


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  • NarooN

    WoL music.

    25 Aug 2012 Reply
  • amprince

    listening to the "Not Certain Now" EP and it's incredible.

    4 Dec 2011 Reply
  • NarooN

    Check his blog/website for a lot of free EP's he's been releasing lately.

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • ohh1972

    SO now that LastFm fed me Build A Church With Your Fear 65 times, can I have another song?

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • NarooN

    v I LOL'd. Gotta love those guys who instantly lump in every song ever to something drug-related.

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • adam_wrong


    1 Aug 2010 Reply
  • PsychoBells

    the beginning of Palid reminds me of a guy who shoots up heroin on stage and before he can finish what he was saying he simply melts into the floor from feeling so good

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • _Ba5e_ Listen and free download my new album and leave a comment please;)

    29 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Memotas

    ....good evening ladys and gentlemen i haaaaad somethiiiingggggggg toooooooo sssssssssaaaaaaayyyyyyyy... jajaja,,, como no recordarlo,,

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • adam_wrong

    It's funny, in 2 months i've listened to Never In And Never Out so many times, and it only occured to me recently to listen to one of his albums. I picked up a Designs & Mistakes vinyl. I expected him to make pure downtempo music, similar to some tunes of Bonobo or Mr. Scruff, Blockhead etc... and instead it's IDM with a complexity similar to the obvious Squarepusher or Aphex Twin with a touch of downtempo/chillout on top. It's still remains a pleasant surprise, and always think the same of Andrew's talent.

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • titoskunD

    este cabron se la sabe

    16 Jan 2010 Reply
  • masterworker

    Animals on Wheels x iCON the Mic King = Robots with Hearts.

    14 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Ceilliun

    Designs & Mistakes: Music to wake up to and get shit done, all the while keeping your chill on.

    30 Jun 2009 Reply
  • earthkid

    there's a Facebook page now for them. :)

    18 Feb 2009 Reply
  • alexpalmerrr

    this guy knows what's up.

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
  • mDIllI123

    Nuvoli I Cadira... so chill

    6 Feb 2009 Reply
  • Jaztronix

    12 Oct 2008 Reply
  • PsychoBells

    duuuude, this guy is amazing. why the lack of shouts? Designs & Mistakes is an album up to the standards of the likes of Aphex Twin, Squarepusher, µ-Ziq, etc. it really is that awesome.

    2 Oct 2008 Reply
  • toyzRme

    i mean animals on wheels !

    24 Nov 2007 Reply
  • toyzRme

    theysuck not to put a single full lenght track on here no ?

    24 Nov 2007 Reply
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