Dntel “Human Voice”

Chris Daly is a New Jack Hustler Though most cats only only recognize James “Jimmy” Scott Tamborello as being one half of the Postal Service, most cats can be pretty ignorant. For those...
By    September 25, 2014

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Chris Daly is a New Jack Hustler

Though most cats only only recognize James “Jimmy” Scott Tamborello as being one half of the Postal Service, most cats can be pretty ignorant. For those of us in the know, he more accurately should be described as a brilliant and accomplished electronic artist who has been operating under the Dntel moniker for the past couple of decades.

Mr. T is back with his latest, “Human Voice,” out on Leaving Records on Sept. 23 (though if you just can’t wait, the vinyl and cassette are available right now on Stones Throw). The album finds Dntel back in his usual stomping grounds, digitally manipulating various sounds and synths to make his own glitched out, though surprisingly melodic, beats. While you’d be forgiven for assuming that with a title like “Human Voice,” this thing would have numerous guest vocalists, such is not the case. Here, JT has taken vocal snippets and distorted them until they become another instrumental component of each track, nearly unrecognizable as a human voice at all. First single “Ashby” is available for your listening pleasure even now, and it does not disappoint. A breezy affair with wood blocks, the aforementioned tweaked vocals and simple keys, this is sunny, autumn afternoon music for those that appreciate watching the leaves appropriate technicolor hues.

Dntel – “Still” (Feat. Baths) from stereogum on Vimeo.

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