Hand on String Mike Andrews, who created the magical score for Donnie Darko , delivers a poetic first solo album that proves he doesn't need another's narrative to… 2006-02-16 Mike Andrews Indie Rock Pop
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Hand on String (2006)

FROM ''DARKO'' TO LIGHT Film composer Andrews scores with his first solo indie-pop CD
FROM ''DARKO'' TO LIGHT Film composer Andrews scores with his first solo indie-pop CD

Details Release Date: Feb 16, 2006; Lead Performance: Mike Andrews; Genres: Indie Rock, Pop

Mike Andrews, who created the magical score for Donnie Darko, delivers a poetic first solo album that proves he doesn't need another's narrative to produce inspired work. The story he tells is of the precariousness of relationships, illustrating it with diaphanous vocals, off-kilter arrangements, good old-fashioned musicianship (he plays most of the instruments), and charming eccentricity — two Hand on String songs reference citrus (''Hello Lemon,'' ''Orange Meet Lemon''). It takes nerve to step out from behind the scenes, but in this case, the effort was most fruitful.

Originally posted May 26, 2006 Published in issue #879 Jun 02, 2006 Order article reprints