Dntel Prepping 3-CD Set

 

 

Picks up all his early output plus a slew of unreleased
tracks.

 

 

 

Dntel, aka Jimmy
Tamborello (also of the Postal Service, his project with Ben Gibbard), has
announced and April 14 release date for Early Works For Me If It Works For
You II
, a three CD set on the Phthalo label. It includes the first
two Dntel releases on Phthalo remastered, as well as a 3rd disc of unreleased material,
composed slightly before his third album, Life is Full of Possibilities on Plug Research.

 

Tamborello issued a statement outlining the project:

 

“In 1994 I compiled my first tracks as Dntel onto a cassette called Something
Always Goes Wrong
and sent it to some labels. It came pretty close to
getting a real release but things ended up falling through with the label and I
had to resort to making tape copies and giving them to friends. I kept making
songs and eventually put together another cassette for friends. My friend Hoseh
(who does a radio show called “Headspace” on KXLU in Los Angeles) gave it to this guy Dean who
liked it and made CD copies, one of which ended up in the hands of Dimitri
Fergadis, who asked if he could officially release it on his label, Phthalo
Records. I said yes and this collection of songs became the first official
Dntel release, Early Works For Me If It Works For You, released in 1998.
A year or so later he released Something Always Goes Wrong as well.

“These early tracks, inspired by Aphex Twin, Mu-Ziq, Warp Records and
anything else I’d been listening to, were all instrumental (save a few vocal
samples) and created using one sampler/synthesizer (a Kurzweil K2000s) and some
basic midi sequencing software. I was always really interested in adding vocals
to weird electronic music, and by the time EWFMIIWFY and SAGW were released I finally had a computer with the capability to record full vocal
tracks more easily. This led to the next Dntel full-length, Life Is Full Of
Possibilities
, which was released in 2001 on Plug Research. I haven’t
really done much instrumental work since.

“A couple years ago I decided to listen to a bunch of old DATs of stuff
I had worked on in the process of making LIFOP. Although a lot of it was
rough or unfinished, it got me thinking of the old days and I decided to
collect my favorites. That got me listening to the old Phthalo releases as well
and somehow it all evolved slowly into this 3-CD set. It includes Early
Works For Me If It Works For You
and Something Always Goes Wrong,
both re-mastered, as well as the new collection of DAT discoveries, Early
Works For Me If It Works For You II
.”

Jimmy Tamborello

Track list:

 

CD1 SOMETHING ALWAYS GOES WRONG

1. In Which Our Hero Begins His Long And
Arduous Quest
2. In Which Our Hero Finds A Faithful Sidekick
3. In Which Our Hero Is Put Under A Spell
4. In Which Our Hero Dodges Bullets And Swords
5. In Which Our Hero Frees The Damsel In Distress
6. In Which Our Hero Is Decapitated By The Evil
King
7. In Which Our Hero Begins His Long And
Arduous Quest (Seq Remix)
8. In Which Our Hero Was Taken By Surprise
(Languis Remix)
9. The S.O.S.
10. A Machine And A Memory Keep You Alive

 

CD2 EARLY WORKS FOR ME IF IT WORKS
FOR YOU

1. Loneliness Is Having No One To Miss
2. High Horses Theme
3. Pliesex Sielking
4. Termites In The Bathtub
5. Fort Instructions
6. Curtains
7. Tybalt 60
8. Danny Loves Experimental Electronics
9. Sky Pointing
10. Casuals
11. Winds Let Me Down Again
12. Jewel States, ?The Door Borders?

CD3 EARLY WORKS FOR ME IF IT WORKS
FOR YOU II

1. New Name
2. Incomplete 1
3. Paul Guitar
4. Don?t Try
5. Serious
6. Darker Earlier
7. Smile Break
8. Incomplete 4
9. Moody
10. Slowdance
11. Fancy Ian
12. Jittery
13. Incomplete 2
14. Bluegrass (Short)
15. Mini
16. Laughs
17. The First Day After The Worst
18. Ender

 

DNTEL LINKS:

 

MySpace – http://www.myspace.com/dntel

Artist Page – http://www.dntelmusic.com

Label Page – http://www.phthalo.com

 

 

 

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