Jimmy Tamborello has had a fascinating and expansive career as Dntel, not to mention his involvement in The Postal Service. I had no interest in talking to him about The Postal Service, but I was very interested in talking to him about Dntel—specifically, his gorgeous new album for Morr Music/Les Albums Claus, The Seas Trees See, as well as the legacy of his excellent Life Is Full of Possibilities, a record that felt truly futuristic and unique when it came out in 2001.
The first of the year's two promised Dntel albums offers an intriguing glimpse into Jimmy Tamborello's sketchbook for Will Salmon
Hailing from Los Angeles, Jimmy Tamborello has been a key figure in refining what today is considered electronica for over twenty years. The Seas Trees See is the first of two Dntel albums to be released in 2021 by Morr Music in collaboration with Les Albums Claus: a free-floating and rather loose stroke of musical genius, giving ambience a whole new meaningful context.
The Seas Trees See, Jimmy Tamborello’s tenth full-length release as Dntel, is an unassuming delight for complicated times.