VLIMMER, the Berlin-based DIY one-man-project of Alexander Leonard Donat ( Fir Cone Children, Leonard Las Vegas, Feverdreamt, Leonard Donat, Infravoids) is going to release the part “XIIIIII” (16 ), as a double EP set, along with the “XIIIIIII” (17), on July 17, 2020, Box/CD/Cassette/Download, via his own label Blackjack Illuminist Records, from which is taken the synth-laden track “Zwischenkörper”, WL//WH is very pleased to premiere.
In November 2015, Vlimmer project headed off with the first two parts of an 18-EP/chapter narrative, which he claimed to be as just the beginning of a huge journey based on the story of a young man trying to literally travel back in time to find out about the circumstance of his birth and what made him the way he is as an adult.
On part 16 (”XIIIIII”) it appears as if the protagonist commits a midnight murder on a jogger, eventually stealing his keys and entering his luxurious top floor apartment where he finally faints. While part 17(“XIIIIIII”) depicts an unnerving fever dream where he gets arrested, tried for murder and convicted. It’s a terrifying turmoil where settings blend into one another. The man finds himself on a cot, in a hospital, still at court or in jail. He sees through his own eyes and, at the same time, sees himself through the eyes of people who surround him while he’s convinced that he’s waiting for his beheading.
Chaotic, disconnected moods flutter and swirl into bright, eerie synth chord disorientation, amid deep throbbing bassline menace, scattered in steadily skipping, punchy beats and sparse crispy percussive elements, while abrasively prickling guitar melodies pierce the cluttered desolation for desperate, suffering male vocals, both longing for and fighting against answers, gasp in suffocating torment under the hypnotic gallop of agonistic digression.
“Zwischenkörper”, translates as “in-between body”, means that “the body of the protagonist is in a kind of transitional state, it’s still in our world, but it begins to vanish.” When the journey continues we find our hero confused, as a failed attempt to travel through time leaves him struggling to understand his surroundings and unable to see what others perceive as reality, he remains at a loss.
Vlimmer‘s new Double EP set, comprised of the “XIIIIII” (16 ) and “XIIIIIII” (17) parts, is slated for release on July 17, 2020, Box/CD/Cassette/Download, via his own Berlin-based label Blackjack Illuminist
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