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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.   A Day Without Rain
  5.   Last Songs
  6.   Breakfast in Bed
  7.   Aldebaran
  8.   Anywhere Anyone
  9.   Afer Ventus
  10.   In Which Our Hero Begins His Long and Arduous Ques
  11.   Caribbean Blue
  12.   Roll On
  13.   Umbrella
  14.   Life Is Full of Possibilities
  15.   Pillowcase
  16.   Laughs
  17.   Serious
  18.   Bike Path
  19.   High Horses Theme
  20.   New Name
  21.   Dreams
  22.   Selkie Flip Turn
  23.   Fringes of Focus
  24.   Lindsey
  25.   Casuals
  26.   This Is How It Will Be All Over
  27.   In Which Our Hero Dodges Bullets and Swords
  28.   In Which Our Hero Is Decapitated by the Evil King
  29.   Winds Let Me Down Again
  30.   A Machine and a Memory Keep You Alive
  31.   Windy Windy
  32.   The Distance
  33.   Flares
  34.   Fear of Corners
  35.   Pepper Shake
  36.   Goonie House
  37.   Unease
  38.   Paper Landscape
  39.   Bright Night
  40.   My Orphaned Son
  41.   Jitters
  42.   Deidreadh An Tuath