DieSeele



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. 


Read More …

There are moments in which something pushes us to go away even if the thing we'd wish more would be to stay....

This song tries to describe this feeling of sorrowful departure... but sometimes, after having seen the tears on the floor, someone changes mind and decides to stay....


Walking away

Soon I will start to walk away  again
saying just farewell to hide my pain
because my hopes are already gone
like all the things that we left undone
the desires that will never be fulfilled
my heart suddenly becomes chilled
no chances for a dream born at dawn
destined to be burst by a blinding sun

captive of a past that you can't forget
you will turn also today into a regret
as for us there is no time left to wait
we are walking toward death's gate
How can I expect something sublime
from promises that are orphan of time
it's useless to talk about tomorrow
if the future looks so cold and hollow

my soul feels abandoned and alone
inner walls can be harder than stone
a door than will remain closed forever
the ancient flame now  is an ember
Even if nothing will replace or balance
the emptiness left by your absence
I can't reflect myself in you any more
while my tears are falling on the floor


more from silentport:




Silentport with Lory Fayer - Walking Away
music composed and arranged by Silentport feb. 2017
vocals by Silentport. spoken words by Lory Fayer
lyrics by Lory Fayer
recorded and mastered @ weisser herbst studio Frankfurt/Germany 2017

all rights reserved
Read More …

How do you react if you put out a release which is considered to be “a highwater mark of the EP series. Some of the more forward thinking music of recent times” (This Year in Music, UK, on EP 5, “lllll”)? Try not to think about what people expect from you.
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, they are 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.
A half year after Die Seele premiered Vlimmer’s 9 minute opener of EP “lllll”, “Zielschwund, Vlimmer’s is back with his most complex track: a 13 minute progressive Darkwave/Postpunk monster that sounds like an exploding, mutated version of Minimal Techno packed with sounds, drama, melancholia, melodies, darkness, light, darkness again, and a skydiving chorus – which eventually leads into a Drone dungeon.

Vlimmer’s double EP “llllll” / “lllllll” is due out on February 10 as limited edition box set, on CD, cassette or as download.


Read More …