New Album from Dntel aka Jimmy Tamborello Aimlessness Out June 5th on Pampa Records
New Album Guests Also Include Nite Jewel, Geotic
Dntel — aka Jimmy Tamborello, and one half of The Postal Service as well as the band Figurine – – recently announced the arrival of his long awaited new album Aimlessness, set for release June 5th on Pampa Records. His first album of new material in some time, guests on the new album include Baths, Nite Jewel, and Geotic (side project of Baths’ Will Wisenfeld). For Tamborello, pop and electronica continue to eye each with mutual curiosity: the latter longs to get stuck in a listener’s head like a pop song, the former longs to incorporate the exuberant sonic richness of electronic sounds.This all is right at the forefront in the album’s second single “Still” featuring Baths, premiered today by Stereogum. The upbeat first single “Bright Night” is available as a free download as well. The magical, unforgettable melodies and strange, outlandish sounds of Tamborello’s music generate an intimate, unique universe.
With the 2001 album Life is Full of Possibilities (released by Plug Research in 2001 and re-issued by Sub Pop in 2011), Tamborello established himself as one of the most important figures in the glitch scene, which has infused electronic music with new dynamism and complexity. Since then, Dntel has explored many different moods and worlds of emotion in numerous releases. As much as a certain degree of solitude and perhaps even isolation is a condition of his music, he has never been satisfied sitting alone in the blue glow of his laptop. As part of the band Figurine, he developed an at times charmingly bewitching, at times absurdly silly electropop sound. Together with Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, he started The Postal Service, whose song “Such Great Heights” was named of one Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Songs of the Past Decade. It caused a small sensation when Sup Pop signed Tamborello as its sole electronic act at the time, but it also took the artist somewhat out of sight of his European fans. Not so for Pampa founder DJ Koze, who met Tamborello after playing a gig in Los Angeles. Together, they decided to release Dntel’s fascinating Enya remixes on Pampa, but legal issues intervened and Tamborello released the tracks online instead. Nevertheless, they stayed in touch.As Tamborello began recording Aimlessness, Koze assumed the role of transatlantic counterpart, helping the artist mold the exuberant flow of ideas into tracks and the tracks into an album.
Out June 5th 2012 on Pampa Records
Still (feat. Baths)
My Orphaned Son
Santa Ana Winds (feat. Nite Jewel)
Jitters (Geotic Mix)
Doc (Dntel Mix)