Jimmy Tamborello of Dntel is known by many as the half of The Postal Service that isn’t Ben Gibbard. In a recent cover Canadian producer Germany Germany offered his version of the track that inspired that 2003 collaboration: 2001’s “(This Is) The Dream Of Evan and Chan.” Germany Germany (known in real life as Drew Harris) pays tribute to his glitch-pop hero on the heels of his ambitious new 17-track album entitled Adventures, which came out in May.
Harris downplays Ben Gibbard’s original lyrics and vocal presence, burying the vocal track in the mix under layers of fuzzy electronic ambiance and making the words themselves incomprehensible as anything but bits of melody. His version is much more energetic than Tamborello’s, putting more of a focus on the rapid-fire percussion elements. He also adds a sparse but continuously evolving piano melody with a delay effect applied, contrasting the distorted drums.
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