The forthcoming Aimlessness lives up to its title: Tamborello no longer toiling for Sub Pop, no longer cycling through alt-celeb collaborations, no longer living up to the past. After his Enya Mixes felt like the best thing Dntel'd done in a decade, his new jams have a relaxed, spontaneous, non-burden-bearing feel.
Thus comes "Bright Night," an instrumental single that's just Jimmy T making beats; washes of sing-song synths sloshing whilst submerged bass funk sweeps deep in its own time, and the surface is dapped with flickering electronic ripples and the reflective warmth of cut-up brass overtures. It's a dense work to peer into, and it feels, at times, as if every part is keeping its own cadence, every instrument delivering a competing rhythm. But it feels energetic and suitably inspired, a fresh new jam looking towards an unencumbered future.
Dntel, "Bright Night"