Function | Gradient EP | o-ton 63
Still pushing the boundaries, Sandwell District's David Sumner a.k.a Function announces his first 12'' on Ostgut Ton. A regular at Berghain and Panorama Bar, is was only a matter of time before the infectious, hypnotic and psychedelic work of Function would find its way into the Ostgut catalogue.
Opening with the mood-setting 'Gradient (Intro)', with it's spacial ambience and Sci-Fi dramatics, we are launched into the earthy, modulating 'Gradent I'. Tripping 808 patterns revolve around a dense inner core, taking us far out into the ether.
Fortified with tougher percussion, 'Gradient II' snakes it's way through a filtering sequence, building on strong foundations to take us further into the abstract, yet heavily addictive Function mindset.
'Incubation (Prologue)', brings this bold EP to a conclusion, its pulsing acid bass and foreboding strings offering a suggestion of what might lie ahead. A dramatic and exciting development in Function's dextrous sound.
released January 11, 2013
all tracks written and produced by David Sumner
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