by Vlimmer

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Übertraum 04:12
Teilunheil 05:01
Kontakt 05:13
Klavierbeton 07:25
Vertiko 04:26
Kaskatoner 04:26
Bankrott 04:58



"Yet another demonstration of a superior talent and inspiration, from an artist able to mold all the most attractive drifts of the dark sound in his own image and likeness. Really uncommon both in the darkwave scene and in today's musical scene." - Darkroom Magazine (ITA)

"Incredibly bleak in the most enchanting way. Vlimmer songs are so individual that you would recognize them among thousands" - NEØLYD (GER)

"Donat has carved out a niche as one of modern coldwave’s most prolific and impressive artists." - Norman Records (UK)

"Vlimmer is a kind of sonic chameleon which is experimenting with different influences. This EP is probably one of the most recommended ones to discover Vlimmer." - Side-Line Magazine (BEL)

"Darkly disturbing cold wave [that] shows [Vlimmer's] usual excellent ear for a tune" - Super World Indie Tunes (IRE)

"The EPs comprise an innovative, multifaceted set of sounds held together by a dark aesthetic." - Bliss Aquamarine (UK)

"On XIII he gives free rein to these influences. From the gluttonous Gesellschafstrücken to the exciting constructive Menschenstrom over the electronically unleashed Übertraum and Teilunheil. Kontakt is delicious electropop. Shoegaze with lots of fuzz opens XIIII with Klavierbeton, good for a completely new approach of the Neue Deutsche Welle. It is that mood image of yesteryear that Vlimmer unwillingly dares to cling to. In that sense, Vertiko and Bankrott could have been hits in the 1980s." - Dark Entries (BEL)

"This album is a synthesizer-driven take on newwave/goth which manages to tread in familiar territory without seeming derivative." - Issues Magazine (USA)

"Confirming the good things done previously, and considerably strengthening the appeal of this extremely long-lived and active project. Test passed again, which is far from obvious." - Ver Sacrum (ITA)

"Apocalyptically feverish dark gaze which twitches hypnotically in the listener's brain" - Tonspion (GER)

" [Vlimmer] has discovered and processed electro-pop in the process of working and maturing, yet (still) producing bizarre sound images that permeate. Hectic and contemplation are mingled in an extreme way." - Underdog Fanzine (GER)

"Where some people sleepwalk, he seems to be making music while sleeping, because where else do you get so much nocturnal beauty?" - De Subjectivisten (NL)

"Rich texture made up of distorted, industrial, even syncopated soundscapes from which melody is managing to ‘sneak’ out! The sound has enviable depth and the production provides space for each of the elements, to be enjoyed and appreciated." - Blaue Rosen (UK)

"Extraordinary darkgaze" - VOLT.Magazin (GER)

"Able to bend and shape both darkwave and coldwave sounds to suit individual tracks’ purposes"
-I Die: You Die (CAN)

"A step forward in his artistic greatness" - Last Day Deaf (GRE)

"Unique blend of post-punk, darkwave, coldwave, shoegaze, krautrock, and ambient music" - The Big Takeover (USA)

"Quintessential abrasive and poignant Vlimmer" - White Light White Heat (ITA)

"Vlimmers' search for meaning is further intensified on EPs XIII / XIIII" - Lie In The Sound (GER)


released June 21, 2019

All music: Alexander Leonard Donat

XIII cover: Doro Ley
XIIII cover: Todd Bilecci
Lyric sheets: Azenoire


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