Their ep I presents 5 tracks, including music that is clearly rooted in a love of shoegaze bands of the late 1980s to early 1990s and we see some nice parallels here with bands like The Velvet Underground, Ride, Chapterhouse, Slowdive. It moves from hypnotic shoegaze to delirious and wonderful psychedelic pop.‘Verankerung’ and ‘zeitrand’ perhaps the most dreamy and soporific pieces here that will have you struggling to stay earthbound. You’ll feel the urge to float with their addictive melody.I also like ‘Schimmer’ , a mindblowing, interstellar odyssey of drone guitars and whispering vocals and ‘Kanzer’ with its dazzling melody. This ep really knows how to set a melancholic and nostalgic feel. 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.
The second ep continues their fondness for distorted guitars and ambient walls of sound, somewhere between the blissed-out sound of the shoegaze bands and 60’s psychedelic music. My favourites are: ‘Stillstand’that sounds almost like the start of a second movement with the rythm picking out the trace of a melody as the guitar swirl around,the slow hypnotic ‘Zeitriss’ and the epic 6 minute verschiebung', a relentless fast-building piece that closes the ep.
Vlimmer with these two impressive releases seem to aim to replicate an overwhelming sensation through the music and will send the listener through an emotional sonic journey. For fans of shoegaze, drone-rock and psychedelic music, this is definitely worth investigating.