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E-L-R unleash their sophomore full-length album »Vexier«, out now via Prophecy Productions

Swiss doomgaze trio E-L-R has just unleashed their sophomore full-length album, »Vexier«, out on March 11th, 2022 via Prophecy Productions.

The band comments: “We are thrilled to release »Vexier« out into the wild today! 🌞
The Green Splatter Vinyl is already sold out via Prophecy Productions and only a few of them are still available in certain shops and at our upcoming live shows. There are still some left of the black ones and digipak CDs.
We want to thank our fantastic label Prophecy Productions for the great support during the entire process; our long-time friend Remo Häberli of Hidden Stash Tonstudio who recorded, mixed & mastered the album; Baze for the additional vocals and lyrics on »Forêt«; Laura Petresc for the cover photography & Ramon Lehmann for the portrait photography. Thank you for all your support.”

01. Opiate The Sun
02. Three Winds
03. Seeds
04. Fleurs Of Decay
05. Forêt

From Prophecy Productions:

E-L-R’s sophomore full-length »Vexier« oscillates elegantly between velvet darkness and flaring bursts of high energy. The style of the Swiss has been dubbed ‘doomgaze’ and ‘post-metal’ and both terms apply loosely to the trio’s meandering, down-tempo doom-epics. E-L-R’s hypnotic phrases that are constantly varied and warped in repeating loops are reminiscent of shamanic rituals imbued with psychedelic colours. The trio weaves a subtle tapestry with diligence and persistence that depicts a labyrinth full of intricate details and hidden treasures.

»Vexier« does not give up its secrets easily and there are many shifts and twists hiding in its sonic shadows as implied by the title that derives from the Latin word “vexare” meaning “to plague, to irritate” and in German a “Vexierbild” means a flip-flop image while in some dialects a “Vexier” is a puzzle game.

Photo by Ramon Lehmann

E-L-R were conceived by bass-player I.R. and guitarist S.M., who both also took on vocal duties in the German Swiss city of Bern in 2016. They were soon joined by another friend, drummer M.K., whose emotive and intricate style proved to be the perfect fit. The release of their debut album »Mænad« (2019) was greeted with widespread acclaim by critics and fans alike.

With »Vexier«, E-L-R take another decisive step forward and invite the listener on an adventurous journey through their fascinating and multi-dimensional musical cosmos.

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E-L-R are:
I.R. – Bass, Vocals, Effects
S.M. – Guitar, Vocals, Effects
M.K. – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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