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Dntel is the solo project of Jimmy Tamborello. Dntel is known for mixing glitch and cut-up electronic techniques with instruments like acoustic guitars, accordions, and symphonic instruments. Dntel is also the project that spawned The Postal Service.Read More...
He started working as Dntel, pronounced Din-tell, in 1994. A collection of tracks created between 1995-1997 (Early Works For Me If It Works For You) was released on the Phthalo label in 1999, followed by the release of an EP recorded in 1994 (Something Always Goes Wrong) in 2000. After contributing a song to Plug Research's Voices In My Lunchbox compilation he was invited to do a full length for the label, preceded by a 12" EP (Anywhere Anyone).
Dntel released his full-length album Life Is Full Of Possibilities in 2001. The LP featured vocal contributions by many artists, including Death Cab For Cutie's Ben Gibbard on the breakout track (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan, which led to a single in 2002 and later, the formation of the band The Postal Service with Gibbard. With vocals buried in static, cut-up acoustic guitars and sampled symphonies struggling to find somewhere to settle, Life Is Full Of Possibilities reserved Dntel's spot as a pioneer of contemporary glitch, electro-pop, and indietronica.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Anywhere Anyone - 289,605 plays
- Umbrella - 217,207 plays
- Last Songs - 217,542 plays
- (This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan - 273,114 plays
- Fear of Corners - 190,863 plays
- Pillowcase - 171,654 plays
- Why I'm So Unhappy - 194,288 plays
- Life Is Full of Possibilities - 155,748 plays
- Suddenly Is Sooner Than You Think - 157,572 plays
- Dumb Luck - 165,320 plays