Function (a.k.a. David Sumner), is about to drop his first solo album since Incubation was released on Ostgut Ton back in 2013. For his new extended long player, which features seventeen tracks spread over four 12-inches or two CDs, the Berlin-based New Yorker has found a new home: Tresor Records.
Inspired by the influx and influence of cable television in New York in the ’80s (as you can see in the teaser video above), Existenz, as the album is called, sees Sumner step away from the monochrome techno-minimalism he is widely known for. “Pivoting around themes of religion, sexuality, trauma and healing, it is a work expansive and celebratory, a clear liberation from a deeply internalized past,” as the press release states.
Chicago house legend Robert Owens as well as Sumner’s life partner Stefanie Parnow both contributed vocals to Existenz.
The record will be released by Tresor on November 29.