I’m obsessed with Jimmy Tamborello. Ever since I downloaded his Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake from one of his solo jaunts as James Figurine, I fell in love with his electronic music. It’s just so good. Everything on that album is pure melodic gold fantasy love. I don’t know what that means, but it’s just a really cool album. My favorite track from that album is “Pretend it’s a race and I’m on your side” because the track just goes and flows into a lot of different melodies but it just works. Listen to it here. It’s one of my favorite electronic/minimal-y songs ever.
Another amazing song off of Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake is 55566688833. Which so creatively spells out “love” on old flippy cell phones when you had to punch all the letters manually. Love it.
Anyways, Jimmy is like an indie electronica master. He’s the electro half of The Postal Service, which was definitely a really cool album. Before all of that, he was in an electronic band called Figurine that released some pretty crazy weird stuff too. One album called The Heartfelt is about life in space and it’s really futuristic and strange but cool.
Then there’s Dntel, the darker electro side of Mr. T., that has just released a new song called “Dark and Stormy,” that is all sorts of dark and storm ridden in the form of electronic music. Give it a listen and grab a free download. And give his other tunes and bands a listen if you’re into electronic music because they are bomb bomb bomb.