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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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    Popularity
  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.   A Day Without Rain
  7.   Caribbean Blue
  8.   Last Songs
  9.   Anywhere Anyone
  10.   Breakfast in Bed
  11.   Aldebaran
  12.   Roll On
  13.   Umbrella
  14.   Life Is Full of Possibilities
  15.   The Distance
  16.   Goonie House
  17.   In Which Our Hero Dodges Bullets and Swords
  18.   Sorry
  19.   After Parties
  20.   Winds Let Me Down Again
  21.   Pliesex Sielking
  22.   Incomplete 1
  23.   Human Voice
  24.   Peepsie
  25.   Tybalt 60
  26.   Danny Loves Experimental Electronics
  27.   Casuals
  28.   The First Day After the Worst
  29.   Your Hill
  30.   Pepper Shake
  31.   Trudge
  32.   My Orphaned Son
  33.   Soft Alarm
  34.   Mini
  35.   In Which Our Hero Frees the Damsel in Distress
  36.   Doc
  37.   Darker Earlier
  38.   Aimless
  39.   Pillowcase
  40.   Safkeep
  41.   Ender
  42.   Foraya