Albums Appreciation: 01 & 02 by Function Level Marker

So I was just finishing off my previous appreciation, of the ‘Klinker auf XLR’ album by Zement, and was having a quick look around their record label, VERYDEEPRECORDS’, bandcamp page… when I came across these two 12″ EPs, released together, by Function Level Marker.

Like Zement, Function Level Marker are a duo (Florian von Ameln and Sabrina Zeltner) and together they produce some ace electronica which I find has just the right balance of experimentalism and accessibility.

Having quickly scanned the internet I couldn’t find a lot of information about the duo or their music, but these seem to be their debut releases… under this name at least. If this is the case they have really hit the ground running.

Their music is in turn atmospheric and danceable, and bring together a number of urban genres together with such as Berlin school electronics which are mixed together seamlessly to create something that feels at times both solid and ephemeral.

It’s always great when you find something new completely out of the blue… something you know that you are going to listen to time and again. I certainly think this will be the case with Function Level Marker.

’01’ and ’02’ are available on 12″ vinyl and download from VERYDEEPRECORDS’ here.


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