Pulmo

by Vlimmer

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Reissue of sold out "Pulmo" CD.
    Includes lyrics and contains untitled 9-minute bonus ambient drone not available with download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pulmo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Stickered cover art including tracklist on clear case
    Limited to 15 handnumbered copies
    Includes randomly chosen unique handwritten lyric sheet of one of the EP's songs
    Contains untitled 9-minute bonus ambient drone not available with download

    Includes unlimited streaming of Pulmo via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Pulmo (Limited edition CD incl. handwritten lyric sheet + bonus track)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Stickered cover art including tracklist on black cardboard sleeve
    Limited to 20 copies (handnumbered on sleeve and CD)
    Includes randomly chosen unique handwritten lyric sheet of one of the EP's songs
    Contains untitled 9-minute bonus ambient drone not available with download

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

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Phantompflug 06:42
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Sonnenspeer 03:39
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Parkjagd 04:00
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Lunguna 05:05

about

PRESS:

"Are there avenues of sound still to explore? Certainly, and thankfully there are acts such as Germany’s own Vlimmer. Endlessly pushing boundaries of electronic experimentation, and fruitfully continuing their labours. Songs that shiver within a doomed, dystopian world [...] "Wolkenkratzer” stutters into the pages of an Orwell novel. This is Vlimmer at their very best, combining dreamy, unnerving imagery, against a sparse melodic landscape. There is no doubt that the creativity of Alexander Donat is firing on all sublime cylinders. “Lunguna” is the cream of the set. With an edge of venomous emotion, fed through a computer generated psychedelic machine. In truth, it is a savagely good listen. [...] There is something refreshing about Vlimmer, something that fires the imagination, as their releases’ become more of an adventure than a simple journey of releases." - The Big Takeover (USA)

"An Lp manifactured under the name of fiery inventiveness. [...] A latticework of meticulous anxiety filtered down by hunting synths [...] contorted around german lyrics grooving inner disputes and existential contretemps [...] A soothing storm delivering a sonic weaponry harmoniously reflecting a personal, underlining mirror maze verging on the downside of being a mere human [...] "like an antique French folk melody beating up a rave anthem" - Quaquaversal (UK)

"Astonishing [...] Donat is actually an indie rocker, but born in the body of a goth. On the one hand [Pulmo] has energetic indie rock in store, but on the other hand it offers wonderful darkness. Actually, he swims in a casual way through genres such as post-punk, dark wave, ambient, shoegaze, dream pop and gothic, without necessarily limiting anything. That makes the music spontaneous and different. The vocals are very reminiscent of that of Robert Smith of The Cure. He continues to surprise with Vlimmer and this new album is again very strong." - De Subjectivisten (NL)

"25 minutes of versatile darkraut / darkwave or whatever you want to call it. Listening to this album was somewhat scary but strangely comforting. The voice - a kind of Teutonic Robert Smith, shouting inside a chamber of emptiness - will be our reluctant guide throughout this journey that totally transcends the language barrier." - Densidad 20.25 (MEX)

"Vlimmer is a music-making machine! This album is dark and ambient with a drive behind it. Though it’s utterly haunting instrumentally and vocally, it’s breathtakingly beautiful simultaneously. Instrumentally, you’ll hear sounds that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand, but then there are these huge vocals and harmonies that hypnotize you. There’s chaos built into the structure of the songs that give you that feeling of tension without pushing you to discomfort." - Sounds and Shadows (USA)

"This new release - like all the others before it - confirms how Vlimmer is a name to follow with the utmost attention for those who have had enough of the usual stylistic features, and in particular for those of the dark / coldwave listeners who demand far more than just refering to now canonized models. " - Darkroom Magazine (ITA)

"Vlimmer stands for cool music appealing for 80s lovers. [...] I’ve always enjoyed the 80s inspiration running through Vlimmer’s work [..] I like the way the artist transposes this 80s aspect into something of his own. It creates a contemporary version of cold-wave music. There also is a great match between the guitar playing and the electronic sound arrangements."- Side-Line Magazine (BEL)

"The perfect balance between dark dreaminess and the pathos of strong compositions. Again Vlimmer sounds like a band. Yet this is the creation of a loner who sees the madness of daily life as a source of food for the upgrading of his own enthusiasm. Now yours, too." - Dark Entries (BEL)

"The first beats of [the longing] "Sonnenspeer" are an invitation to the Darkwave discoteque, [...] the vocals recall the lamenting of Robert Smith from The Cure and the washed-out atmosphere reminds of electro pop like M! R! M or Black Marble. With this song, Vlimmer has almost succeeded in creating a post-punk version of The XX that combines nostalgia and modernity." - Tonspion (GER)

"Pulmo" is equipped with weird and innovative compositions that reflect the interplay of the symbolic model world and contemporary reality. [A] painful experience with dystopian approaches which mark a dark future world." - Underdog Fanzine (GER)

credits

released May 1, 2020

All music: Alexander Leonard Donat

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Post-punk/ Coldwave/ Shoegaze/ Synth/ Dreampunk/ Indie/ Ambient

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