by Vlimmer

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  • IIIIIIII/IIIIIIIII (Limited edition hand painted box set)
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    Contains EP 8 & EP 9 in one hand painted box with purple Vlimmer rune, limited to 22 copies

    This box is designed to store away EP 6, EP 7, EP 8, EP 9 and EP 10 of the 18 EP series.

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Beutenacht 08:38
Hirngespinst 04:27
Betonozean 07:47
Jugendentzug 05:30
Metropolo 05:41
Strato 04:34
Ohnmacht 06:36


PRESS on "8/9":

"The big advocat of grim wave […] black, rough, full of cracks - a great dose of music. […] [It’s] removing sunlight from every day, sinking everything into extreme electronic distortion. [...] Mesmerizing." – Artnoir (AT)

“Each swoop of harmonic progress is majestic, [...] carrying a lead vocal that verges on choral in its plumes of open vowel. […] Even in the spotlessness of silence, Vlimmer manages to wield a dramatic ambiguity." - ATTN:Magazine (UK)

"Taking on such a mammoth project is one thing, growing with the challenge throughout and not turning into boredom deserves full acknowledgment. […] This is exciting and fascinating.” – Lie in the Sound (Ger)

"Change is the constant […] Does not rehash the genre for the umpteenth time, blends elements from wave, shoegaze, electronic, post-punk, kraut, drone, pop, ambient and more into a new, eclectic and pretty black whole.”– Pretty in Noise (Ger)

"8 & 9 are important in [Vlimmer's] evolution and for the definition of a sound that has long since surpassed the clichés of the sector, for a project that continues to seduce us, […] beyond schemes. – Dark Room Magazine (Ita)

“Crazily productive, imaginative synth wizard […] The soundscapes are massive, dense, spooky, and sustained by plaintive melodious German vocals with ethereal dream-pop accents."– Igloo Magazine (USA)

"Inner security is abandoned, almost dissolving and challenging the inner self-confidence. […] Apocalyptic, surreal sound images that convey fear, violence, visions and forward-looking creative power.” – Underdog Fanzine (Ger)

“Providing thick textures and frantic moods. It’s the apocalypse told with a hum of electronica, pivoting the war pounding noise against yourself." – New Noise Magazine (USA)

“German dream-core motoric dissonant maestro” - RTRFM 92,1 (AUS)

“The music always differs slightly from the predecessors which is one of the reasons why this series remains so interesting […] Approaches the various genres in a fresh way.”– De Subjectivisten (NED)

“[Vlimmer] likes surprising his audience and changing his music. He has just released two EPs and they are no exceptions. […] His voice never disappoints.” – Labandzi Spiew (POL)

"EP 8 specifically seems to be born with the intent to summarize all the features that have made us appreciate the sound of Vlimmer. […] EP 9 instead conquers new frontiers.” – Ver Sacrum (ITA)

When the Nihilism of people’s Friday night outs turns into awareness and swoon of the individual: Vlimmer has completed half of his 18 EP journey with this new double EP release, breathes in the smell of decline that surrounds grim skyscrapers and zombie-like party folks, and offers a new palette of gloomy underground wave and edgy dream pop.
“EP 8” starts with the big bang of the menacing 8-minute slasher “Beutenacht” which mesmerizes like the soundtrack of “American Gods” including a hypnotizing drone outro that turns blood into a nervous river under the listener’s skin before “Schwerelosigkeit” pulls you out of paralysis – it’s Vlimmer’s most distinct shot at dancefloor music. It’s followed by the needle-jumping nostalgia of “Hirngespinst” and the apocalyptic blackgaze of “Betonozean” with its sawing guitars and piercing screams in the eye of the storm. There’s time for some rest with the calming stomper “Körperkonstante”.
Never before has the Berlin artist been poaching in IDM and EBM as much as on “EP 9”. Stuffed with coldblooded beats, sub-bass and skeleton-like arrangements Vlimmer’s taking a new directon here. The EP ends with the slow “Ohnmacht” and samples of a Cossacks choir.

Wenn der Nihilismus des freitäglichen Massenausgehens sich zu Bewusstwerdung und Erschöpfung des Einzelnen wandelt: Vlimmer hat mit dem Erscheinen der neuen Doppel-EP „IIIIIIII / IIIIIIIII“ die Hälfte seiner 18-EP-Serie hinter sich, atmet den Geruch des Untergangs ein, der grimmige Hochhäuserfassaden und Zombie-ähnliche Partyhorden umgibt und offeriert eine neue Palette an dunklem Underground-Wave und kantigem Dreampop.
„EP 8“ beginnt mit dem Big Bang des bedrohlichen 8-Minuten-Slashers „Beutenacht“, der fesselt wie der Soundtrack von „American Gods“ und im Abgang ein hypnotisches Drone-Outro platziert, das das Blut des Hörers nervös unter der Haut brodeln lässt. „Schwerelosigkeit“ hingegen befördert aus der Lähmung – es ist Vlimmer
s bis dato deutlichste Annäherung an den Dancefloor. In der Folge gibt es nadelspringende Wehmut („Hirngespinst“) und apokalyptischen Blackgaze mit sägenden Gitarren und stechenden Schreien im Auge des Sturms („Betonozean“). Zeit zum Abspannen gibt es mit dem beruhigend stampfenden „Körperkonstante“.
Niemals zuvor wilderte der Berliner Künstler im IDM und EBM so, wie er es auf „EP 9“ macht. Mit kalten Beats, Sub-Bass und skelettartigen Arrangements ausgestattet fügt Vlimmer seinem atmosphärischen Gesamtgebilde neue Facetten hinzu. Die EP endet mit dem langsamen „Ohnmacht“ und einem gesampelten Kosakenchor.


released December 1, 2017


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