Function will release his sophomore album, Existenz, via Tresor in November.

Pivoting around themes of religion, sexuality, trauma and healing, Existenz is a work expansive and celebratory. Formed from a collection of recordings made in a period from late 2016 to mid 2019, it steps away from techno and takes the form of a creative outburst in reaction to a number of traumas—recent, childhood, and throughout Function’s life. Life partner Stefanie Parnow assisted the production process in its entirety, providing inspiration, spiritual healing, and vocal contributions. It features collaborative tracks with house icon Robert Owens.

Function’s first solo album came via Ostgut Ton back in 2013, and he released a long-player in collaboration with Vatican Shadow via Hospital Production the following year.

Existenz LP lands November 29. Leading up until the release date, Function will undertake an album promo tour with select dates, including A/V shows at Berlin Atonal and Rural festival in Japan, and three dates as part of his Bassiani residency.

Meanwhile, you can stream an album teaser below, sourcing from New York’s cable-television era of the ’80/’90s, and showcasing short excerpts of the album in the background.


01. Sagittarius A (Right Ascension)
02. Pleasure Discipline
03. Growth Cycle (feat. Robert Owens)
04. Ertrinken
05. Zahlensender
06. The Approach
07. Nylon Mood
08. Alphabet City
09. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell
10. No Entiendes
11. Kurzstrecke
12. Golden Dawn (feat. Stefanie Parnow)
13. Interdimensional Interferenc
14. Distant Paradise
15. Be (feat. Robert Owens)
16. Vampir
17. Downtown 161