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  • Cassette

    Includes first 5 EPs on cassette

    l: 2nd re-issue, white
    ll: 2nd re-issue, white
    lll: first edition, black
    llll: first edition, black
    lllll: re-issue, red

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  • Limited edition box set (all 5 EPs)
    Compact Disc (CD)

    Wooden box handpainted by the artist. Limited to 22 copies.
    Includes all five EPs and the original artwork.

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  • 5 cassette bundle
    Cassette

    Includes first 5 parts of the EP series on cassette tape:

    l (re-issue on red cassette)
    ll (re-issue on red cassette)
    lll
    llll
    lllll

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about

This is the first complete Vlimmer box.
It includes all 5 EPs (25 songs) that have been released so far (in a series of 18 EPs).



PRESS:

------------------------“lllll” (EP 5) - September 2016

"'IIIII' is not only a high-water mark of the [EP] series, but at Vlimmer’s career. [The music] is some of the more forward thinking, and at times, eerily beautiful music that has been released in recent times."
– This Year In Music, UK

“A frightening occult spectacle of Berlin’s underworld. Eerily exciting”
– Underdog Fanzine, GER

"Vlimmer is crafting their own sound […] In twenty years, people will look back at other artists as more of copies than anything else while Vlimmer will be that link between artists like The Cure and whatever the future holds."
– Raised by Gypsies, USA

"There's an increasingly interesting artistical vision [...] Discover and admire the high potential, it's absolutely worth it."
– Dark Room Magazine, ITA

"Vlimmer can combine the uncombinable […] It sounds like a recitation of "Der Erlkönig" from Goethe.”
- Łabandzi Śpiew, POL

"Beautiful gems […] Vlimmer is growing with every release in terms of creating deep emotions and dark atmospheres. [The music] crawls deeply under your skin and leaves you behind breathless."
– Subjectivisten, NL

“[Vlimmer] sticks to their style and knows how to compose music without repeating anything over.”
– Ver Sacrum, ITA


------------------------"lll" & "llll" (EP 3 & 4) - April 2016

“The artist’s strength lies in sound design; the shoegaze like distorted guitars mixed and nostalgic synth patched, the dark ambience that frames the tracks over machine like percussion all comes together to expand upon the unique, dark musical world of Vlimmer.”
- Sounds from the Cvlt, SWE

“Disturbing and attractive at the same time”
- Underdog Fanzine, GER

"One of the most important music projects of the decade [...] A new era."
- Propuesta Cultural, MEX

“Vlimmer hypnotizes” “Haunting”, “It sweeps you off your feet in an almost subtle way.” “For those who want to get lost in the mist.”
- Pretty in Noise, GER

“A unique musical matureness", "a great manipulator of sound".
- Ver Sacrum, ITA

"A fine amalgam of Shoegaze, Gothic, Dark Wave, Drone and dark Krautrock" which is "always diverse [...] superbly wallowing in Weltschmerz and melancholy. [...] Pierces marrow and bone, but beautifully."
– Subjectivisten, NL

"Vlimmer are here to push avant-garde electronica in more experimental and dark paths. [...] It’s pure alternative dark ambient, shoegazing, [yet they] manage not to sound blurry or chaotic."
– Last Day Deaf, GRE

"It’s heavy music, yet not sounding heavy in its production; injecting itself straight in to a listeners heart and feelings."
– Yeah I Know It Sucks, UK

"Intriguing, ambitious, almost monastic, archaic, lively, mellow, dirty, mechanical, loud, distorted, experimental, big, majestic, melancholic, nocturnal, charismatic [...] The undeniable song writing skills of [Vimmer] go hand in hand with an artistic overall picture of dark charm that overcomes certain traditional schemes. Every Cold Wave lover who is open to new ideas, should follow this German musician, starting from these first four volumes of a project that will surely provide surprises."
- Dark Room Magazine, ITA

“Harsh and claustrophobic.”
- Musique oblique, GRE


------------------------"l" & "ll" (EP 1 & 2) - November 2015

"Two impressive releases. [...] 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."
- Die Seele, GRE

"Extremely original [...] it's literally surprising. [It's] 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."
- Ver Sacrum, ITA

"An impressive musical capability. […] A very lush and surprisingly emotional soundscape […] a fantastic musical world of his own. […] Fantastic!"
- Sounds from the Cvlt, SWE

"Brilliant work"
- The Blog that Celebrates Itself, BRA

"Substantial horror. [...] 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."
- Lie in the Sound, GER

"Vlimmer does what [Depeche Mode and Joy Division] have tried to do but pulls it off so much better: [...] 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."
- Raised by Gypsies, USA

"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)
- Pretty in Noise, GER

"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."
- The Sound of Confusion, UK

"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."
- Subjectivisten, NL

"Really interesting dark wave." (8/10)
- Norman Records, UK

credits

released September 2, 2016

Music & artwork: Alexander Leonard Donat

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