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Rel.: 1151625600

Format: CD 2xLP

Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake


This is a release we are really, really proud to present you with! Quite a few people all over the world fell in love with the unmistakeably stirring sounds and lyrics of Jimmy Tamborello (Figurine, Dntel, The Postal Service). Hardly surprising: He’s simply the best in combining youthful sensitivities with ageless beauty. His new album MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE doesn’t miss an inch of this beauty and originality, even though it has its origins on a German Autobahn...;-) Here’s Jimmy on the influences of MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE MISTAKE: In November of 2001 my band Figurine went on a short tour of Germany with Lali Puna. Our label there, Monika, set us up with a driver to get from show to show. She only brought three or four tapes to listen to on the drives, mostly techno. I’d never paid much attention to dancefloor oriented electronic music, but listening to the same tapes over and over again (especially Kompakt’s pop-leaning Total 3 and some 7”s on Parfum) while driving through Germany made a giant impression on me. So this record was supposed to be an extra melodic, minimal techno record with some sparse vocals, but my technopop tendencies got the best of me, the songs slowly filled up, and this is what I ended up with. It’s called Mistake Mistake Mistake Mistake because that’s what I kept chanting to the beat while I worked on the tracks. John Tejada (Palette Recordings) helped me along the way, adding sounds to some of the songs, helping write and arrange a few and then mixing everything in the end. Sonya Westcott (Arthur and Yu) sang with me on „55566688833”, Morgan Nagler (Whispertown 2000) contributed some lyrics and vocals to „Pretend It’s A Race And I’m On Your Side”, Erlend Øye (Kings of Convenience, Whitest Boy Alive) sang some words written by designer/animator/poet Geoff McFetridge on “All The Way To China” and Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley, The Postal Service) sang with me on „You Again”. I think that’s all you need to know before you listen to the record, hope you like it! With Love, James Figurine


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