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Dntel (aka Jimmy Tamborello) produces music that merges the worlds of indie rock and electronica. Tamborello was a guitarist in the emocore group Strictly Ballroom and also a member of techno-poppers Figurine. In addition, he did time in the southern California groups Further and the Tyde. Tamborello originally started working as Dntel in 1994. Tracks he produced between 1995 and 1997 were released on the Phthalo label in 1999 as Early Works for Me If It Works for You. This was followed by the 2000 release of an EP that had been recorded back in 1994 called Something Always Goes Wrong. The melancholy, often haunting, and electronica-heavy effort Life Is Full of Possibilities arrived in 2002 on Plug Research Records. It featured contributions from Chris Gunst (Beachwood Sparks, ex-Strictly Ballroom), Rachel Haden (that dog.), and Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie), among others. Tamborello moved to Sub Pop, also home to his other very successful project, the Postal Service, for Dntel's 2007 album Dumb Luck, which featured Gibbard, Jenny Lewis, Conor Oberst, and many other indie stars. The three-disc 2009 release Early Works for Me If It Works for You II compiled the original Early Works for Me and Something Always Goes Wrong with outtakes. 2012 saw the third album of proper newly prepared material with Aimlessness. The full-length album again featured cameo vocalists over Tamborello's twitchy beats, guests this time around being likeminded indie-electro artists Nite Jewel and Baths. In 2014, he released Human Voice, an album which, ironically, didn't include any of the guest vocalists that had been commonplace on earlier Dntel releases. ~ Erik Hage
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  2.   (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan
  3.   Dumb Luck
  4.   Afer Ventus
  5.   In Which Our Hero Begins His Long and Arduous Ques
  6.   Last Songs
  7.   Caribbean Blue
  8.   Breakfast in Bed
  9.   A Day Without Rain
  10.   Anywhere Anyone
  11.   Aldebaran
  12.   Life Is Full of Possibilities
  13.   Roll On
  14.   Umbrella
  15.   Suddenly Is Sooner Than You Think
  16.   Sorry
  17.   Fort Instructions
  18.   Retracer
  19.   Laughs
  20.   Pillowcase
  21.   One By One
  22.   Lindsey
  23.   High Horses Theme
  24.   This Is How It Will Be All Over
  25.   Windy Windy
  26.   Rock My Boat
  27.   Bright Night
  28.   To Go Beyond
  29.   In Which Our Hero Was Taken by Surprise
  30.   Smile Break
  31.   Fancy Ian
  32.   Ashby
  33.   In Which Our Hero Dodges Bullets and Swords
  34.   Sky Pointing
  35.   Through the Murk
  36.   In Which Our Hero Is Decapitated by the Evil King
  37.   Serious
  38.   I'd Like to Know
  39.   Human Voice
  40.   The First Day After the Worst
  41.   Jittery
  42.   On Your Shore
  43.   Peepsie
  44.   Fireworks
  45.   Safkeep
  46.   Boredom
  47.   Enid
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