Dntel, “Ashby”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 09.08.14 in Listen to This

In the past, Jimmy Tamborello has applied his abstract beats and laser-guided synth lines to much more than the platinum-certified electro-pop of The Postal Service. The producer also has a sorely overlooked back catalog as a solo artist under his Dntel alias, something folks on the West Coast have long recognized due to his role in the Dublab radio collective and cult albums like 2001′s Life is Full of Possibilities LP. Tamborello’s upcoming Leaving Records debut (Human Voice, September 23) sheds the guest singers of his past efforts for an avant-dance bent that chews — and promptly spits out — bits of footwork, techno and (in the case of “Ashby”) murky house music that’d sit right alongside rising producers like Huerco S and a random sampling of L.I.E.S. alums.