Subject F (Transcendence)

A 2 track techno ep (18m 12s) — released July 3rd 2020 on Eaux

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along with assistance from infrastructure label colleagues campbell irvine, stefanie parnow and benjamin gredeson on number stations duties, david sumner experiences transcendence - an awakening from the illusory self.

hearing. feeling. thinking.


Seven years after its inception, Eaux is proud to announce the first solo release by an artist other than Rrose. As a member of the Sandwell District collective, David Sumner aka Function was instrumental in cultivating the Rrose project. After releasing the first three EPs and album by Rrose between 2012 and 2013, Sandwell District terminated their mission abruptly, prompting Rrose to start a new label (Eaux) for solo projects and collaborations. This EP brings history full circle.

Following closely on the heels of Function's mammoth 3LP/17 track album "Existenz" for Tresor Records, this EP takes similar themes as a departure point, but moves into more mysterious, yet also heavily dancefloor-focused terrain. "Binaural" encapsulates the timeless essence of the Function sound with menacing bleeps, cavernous stabs, and a sense that it could go on forever without losing its grip on the listener. "Desire and Memory" is a broken beat track drenched in modulated drones that feels like an infinite spiral, moving simultaneously forward and backward in time. Function's early Sandwell District records defined the "hypnotic" techno sound that has influenced countless artists (including Rrose), and this release plants those roots in new, fertile ground.

Recorded at Inanimate Objects, Berlin
Mixed by Tobias Freund at Non-Standard Studios
Mastered by Beau at Ten Eight Seven

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