tags: ambient, gloomy guitar, electronic
What` s in a name? In the case of VLMV, many oblique things. Ostensib ly a self-proclaimed ϝ ambient-ish post-something duo from the southern reaches of London, VLMV were recently known as ALMA until several cases of mistaken identity with a g reen-haired Finnish pop princess necessitated a gentlemanly branding rethink. Now they have – not quite literally – flipped their name upside down and come up with VLMV, which is still pronounced ALMA . Or if you want to be an enunciation enthusiast, Uhl-muh. Formed in 2015 and fronted by songwriter Pete Lambrou VLMV rele ased their debut mini album via Fierce Panda Records in August 2015, along with Remixes & Reworkings, a digital overhaul of their esteemed debut album, shortly after. Joined by fellow Code In The Clouder Ciaran Morahan, VLMV deploy loop sta tions, multiple delay pedals, piano and strings to create a slow-moving, high-fly ing soundscape of luscious gravitas which has been described by The Independent as Breath-taking in its scope and evoking imagery of the vastness of space...a shimmering soundsca pe of delicate ethereal beauty. Quite fittingly, VLMV take their name from the Atacama La rge Millimeter / submillimeter Array – a really bloody powerful telescope.