by Vlimmer

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  • l/ll Limited Edition Box
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Handpainted box including "l" and "ll" on CD.

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  • Vlimmer - l / ll (Limited Edition X-Mas Sweets Box)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Treat yourself or your beloved ones with this limited edition Vlimmer Christmas Box. It contains both EPs ("l" and "ll") in a wooden, hand-painted Christmassy-style box with adjusted artwork that Santa would have given his okay to. Also included: of course, sweets of different kinds (most certainly chocolate).
    If you wish, your name or the name of a loved person will be written on the back:

    "This box belongs to ________________"

    After the first run of the black Vlimmer box completely sold out two weeks after the release we thought this might be something to calm your Christmas nerves: a present that easily combines sweets and music.

    Includes unlimited streaming of l/ll via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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►DIE SEELE describes the EPs as "two impressive releases." The Greek webzine/radio says: "I really love this sound and although i can see where Alexander got his inspiration from this album is still really original in this day and age. From hypnotic shoegaze to delirious and wonderful psychedelic pop.

►Ver Sacrum writes that Vlimmer "is extremely original [...] it's literally surprising." The Italian webzine writes that "l" and "ll" are "characterized by a bleak, decadent and empathetic cold wave matrix. It's 80's in terms of the pathos expressed, yet it has been reworked with modern components such as Drone."

►Sounds From The Cvlt from Sweden sees "an impressive musical capability. […] a very lush and surprisingly emotional soundscape. […]a fantastic musical world of his own. […] Fantastic!"

►The Blog That Celebrates Itself from Brazil in a word: "Brilliant."

►Lie In The Sound says Vlimmer is "substantial horror". - The excellent German music blog postulates that there is the right environment for all kinds of music. So where should you listen to the two EPs? "If there is a place where you can fully enjoy Vlimmer, it's, without doubt, a place far from humanity - dirty, sinister. A room where the claustrophobic soul, in all its loneliness, can climb up the walls, a room where all existence seems surreal and empty."

►Raised by Gypsies throws impressive names in the ring: "Vlimmer does what [Depeche Mode and Joy Division] have tried to do but pulls it off so much better." The American cassette website explains: "You want these songs that sound depressing and lyrics that read like a suicide note, but at some point too many of these other artists became so cliche that they really just feel like cartoon versions of themselves now. [...] For me, a lot of this has been somewhat of a mockery, an imitation if you will, up until now, and Vlimmer is actually the real deal."

►prettyinnoise.de from Germany says: "A morbid atmosphere, distorted soundscapes, claustrophobia. It may not be something for anyone. [...] But if it is, you will love 'l' and 'll'" (8,5/10)

►The Sound Of Confusion from the UK writes: "Vlimmer creates a hostile environment with his music, and that makes it quite compelling, a bit like opening a door marked "Do Not Enter" just out of the sheer curiosity to break the rules. If this is your kind of thing then get ready for plenty more to come.

►Subjectivisten.nl from the Netherlands compares Vlimmer on "l" and "ll" to Slowdive, Trisomie21 and Siglo XX, says "It's tailored for the melancholic among us": "There are lots of nostalgic elements, but [Vlimmer] places it in a contemporary setting. [...] The melancholy and tormented emotions drip out of it, it's simply enjoyable. [...] The misty atmosphere which all this is shrouded in makes it all sound pretty mysterious."

►Norman Records from the UK sums up: "Really interesting dark wave." (8/10)


released December 11, 2015

All songs written and performed by Alexander Leonard Donat

Recorded in a dark cellar in the outskirts of Berlin



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Blackjack Illuminist Records Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

CD/tape/vinyl label from Königs Wusterhausen, Germany

Shoegaze/ Postpunk/ Drone/ Darkwave/ Indie/ Ambient/ Minimal/ Noise/ Postrock/ Punk

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