In the absence of The Postal Service communications (at this stage, it’s hard to believe the delicious “Give Up” released on Sub Pop in 2003, will ever get a follow-up), good is the news about James Scott Tamborello, DNTEL’s alma mater. His first recordings duly re-distributed—including both previously released and unreleased tracks—in a box set format ( “Early Works For Me If It Works For You II” (Phthalo, 2009)), it’s now time to look to the future of a project that, at the turn of the 21st century, captured the attention and imagination of a great number of people with “Life is Full of Possibilities” (Plug Research, 2001), a disarmingly charming treatise of emotional glitch pop, which Sub Pop is planning to release next year with some extras included. But before that, Tamborello has not one but two other releases for Sub Pop lined up: two albums understood as separate yet complementary entities, to end more than three years of discographic silence. “Almost 40 minutes of all-instrumental music,” is what “After Parties 1” is about, to come after the release of a couple of minimalist, experimental EPs that will hit stores separately but simultaneously on 7th December.
DNTEL - “After Parties 1”01. After Parties02. Lindsey03. Soft Alarm