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Dntel – Aimlessness

June 12th, 2012

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Can you think of any musician besides Jimmy Tamborello with a bigger reputation built upon a side project? As L.A. glitch performer Dntel, he turned his song “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan” with Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard into a separate, ongoing concern: The Postal Service. It begat not just the ubiquitous “Such Great Heights,” but Tamborello’s wholesale move to mighty indie label Sub Pop. It also left the Dntel name at a crossroads. Life is Full of Possibilities, his 2001 debut with that first Gibbard collab, became something of a lost classic of American electronica. Dumb Luck followed six years later, a mess of sad, slowcore BPMs. But now there’s Aimlessness which—despite the mopey title—suggests Dntel has a healthy infusion of direction. Read more…

By Adam Blyweiss Posted in High Fidelity, Reviews , ,