llllll​/​lllllll

by Vlimmer

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  • llllll / lllllll - Limited edition box set
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    Last two copies of the box available at Norman Records, UK:
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    Edition of 25 handpainted boxes
    Includes "llllll" and "lllllll"
    Designed to house parts 6-10 of the 18 EP series.
    Parts 8 & 9 to be released separately later in 2017.

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Contains part 6 & 7 of Vlimmer's 18 EP series.

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Last two copies of the box available at Norman Records, UK:
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PRESS RELEASE: English

With parts 6 and 7 of his 18 EP series Berlin’s Vlimmer is ultimately tearing down genre boundaries. The songs grab you with cold hands and keep pushing you into new but dark rooms of a modern haunted house which appears way higher than you might have expected once you’ve managed to find a window to look through. And there it is, the undeniable feeling of uncertainty. Is the building shaking or is it you? The songs of Vlimmer are driven by rhythmic loops and the product of several layers of often distorted but fragile sounds which, as a result, are tight enough to keep you trapped in a hypertensive maze of panic. The horror lurks in there somewhere.
EP 6 (“llllll”) offers dirty Darkwave, slowed down Postpunk, Black Metal screams behind the noisiest Shoegaze walls, heavy electronic bass fuzz and a closing 13 minute progressive monster that sounds like an exploding, mutated version of Minimal Techno packed with sounds, drama, melodies, darkness, light, darkness again, and a skydiving chorus – which eventually leads into a Drone dungeon.
EP 7 (“lllllll”), at the beginning, pretends to be the calmer, friendlier brother in the mirror with its windy sea synths and minimalist drums that almost bring the song to a standstill. But when “Sonnenschwarz” hits you with its wild tribal drums and reoccurring noise attacks the horizon darkens and the terror is in full bloom. This EP is Vlimmer’s most versatile work to date, check out the slide guitars in “Grundbuch”, clearing the sky for the protagonist’s speech in which the introspective soul opens up – before it recognizes the evil in mankind, and, with the sudden appearance of giant waves, washes everything away. Sometimes you can judge a book by its cover.



PRESSEINFO: Deutsch

Mit den Teilen 6 & 7 seiner 18-teiligen EP-Reihe reißt Vlimmer endgültig Genregrenzen ein. Die Songs packen den Hörer mit kalten Händen am Schlafittchen und werfen ihn von einem dunklen Raum in den nächsten. Und wenn man erstmal ein Fenster zum Herausgucken gefunden hat, merkt man, dass das ungeheure Gebäude, in dem man sich befindet, viel höher als gedacht ist. Aber was wackelt hier eigentlich: das Haus oder ich? Vlimmer ist das Produkt aus repetitiven Loops und oftmals verzerrten, aber zerbrechlichen Soundschichten, die jedoch dicht genug sind, um den Höher in einem beengenden Labyrinth gefangen zu halten. Überall lauert der Grusel.
EP 6 („llllll“) bietet dreckigen Darkwave, verlangsamten Postpunk, Black-Metal-Schreie hinter lärmenden Shoegaze-Wänden, fuzzigen Electro-Bass und ein progressives 13-minütiges Abschlussmonster, das wie eine explodierte, mutierte Version von Minimal Techno klingt, vollgepumpt mit Sounds, Drama, Melodie, Dunkelheit, Licht, mehr Dunkelheit und einem himmelstürmenden Refrain.
EP 7 („lllllll“) täuscht an, der friedlichere Bruder im Spiegel zu sein, bringt rauschige Meeres-Synths und fast stillstehende Drums, doch dann bringt „Sonnenschwarz“ mit seinen wilden Tribaldrums und den wiederkehrenden Noise-Attacken den Schrecken ins Zentrum. EP 7 ist Vlimmers bisher abwechslungsreichster Release. Man höre zum Beispiel die Slide-Gitarren in „Grundbuch“: Sie reißen für einen Moment die Wolkendecke auf, ehe ein Meer aus Wasser alles hinfort spült. Das Cover dient als Versprechen.

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released February 10, 2017

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