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Alexander Leonard Donat, the man behind the DIY label Blackjack Illuminist is one busy man – Igloo Magazine

A glimpse at the Discogs page for Alex reveals just how busy he is – think 2 bands (Jet Pilot / Flight Recorder), numerous aliases (Vlimmer / Fir Cone Children / Feverdreamt) + label he runs + books he writes + visual art he does. Enough to make your head spin, right?

Luckily for us Alex found some time to come up with a label mix that throws together 2019 output for Blackjack Illuminist, his label. Included within is music by his own projects + tunes from the excellent Phantom vs. Fire and a German post-punk/shoegaze act XTR Human (new name we’re looking forward to discovering). Dive in!

And don’t forget to check out our archives

Tracklist

Taken from Phantoms vs Fire – “WLDLFE”

1. Phantoms vs Fire – Ghost Fauna
2. Phantoms vs Fire – Mirage
3. Phantoms vs Fire – A Beautiful Madness
4. Phantoms vs Fire – It Ends

Taken from Feverdreamt – “Melantant”

5. Feverdreamt – Fon Teyn La
6. Feverdreamt – Se Dun Se Dun
7. Feverdreamt – À Yun

Taken from Vlimmer – “XIII”

8. Vlimmer – Gesellschaftsrücken
9. Vlimmer – Übertraum
10. Vlimmer – Kontakt

Taken from Vlimmer – “XIIII”

11. Bankrott (Single Edit)

Taken from Phantoms vs Fire – “My Mind As Your Amusement Park”

12. Phantoms vs Fire – In Love With A Glitch
13. Phantoms vs Fire – Arrival
14. Phantoms vs Fire – Believe In The Fire (The Chanting)

Taken from Feu Follet – “Le Champ Des Morts”

15. Feu Follet – Le Sotré
16. Feu Follet – Le Champ Des Morts
17. Feu Follet – La Queue Du Loup

Taken from Fir Cone Children – “Fog Surrounds Us”
18. Fir Cone Children – Green Fox (feat. Krissy Vanderwoude)
19. Fir Cone Children – I’m Free
20. Fir Cone Children – Into The Sea (feat. Krissy Vanderwoude)
21. Fir Cone Children – Making Friends Is Easy

Taken from Vlimmer – “XIIIII”

22. Vlimmer – Zielzyklus
23. Vlimmer – Fluchtlauf

Taken from XTR HUMAN – “On A Greater Scale” EP

24. XTR HUMAN – On A Greater Scale


Further Reading

An Interview With Alexander L. Donat (Blackjack Illuminist Records) (via From Corners Unknown)

Blackjack Illuminist Records Video Guide (via Noise Artists)

BIR on Post-Punk.com

PREMIERE: Blackjack Illuminist Records Releases Vlimmer’s ‘XIIIII’ Album…A Thunder In The Heart (via Noise Journal)

Blackjack Illuminist on WhiteLight // WhiteHeat

Vlimmer – XIIII (CD EP) (via Side-Line)

BIR on Mithra! Templezine

Label Profile : Blackjack Illuminist Records (via Last Day Deaf)

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