It's the third solo full-length from Funke, and his first in nine years.
Funke is probably best known for a longtime connection with Ellen Allien's BPitch Control label, the home to many of his releases, including his two albums, 2003's Bravo (reissued with the title Brave in 2011) and 2008's Mango. He'll make his Endless Flight debut with this LP, which was inspired by The Lotos-Eaters, an 1832 poem by Alfred Tennyson that describes a group of mariners who slip into a dreamy idleness after eating the mythical lotos (lotus) plant.
The label says Funke, whose prior output has often balanced warm, moody tech house and minimal with pop sensibilities, presents a "vibrantly diverse" mix of "trance, techno, synth-wave, post-punk and ambient" on Lotos Land. His Saschienne project with Julienne Dessagne was a key influence, leading to an increased focus on live instrumentation and analog gear. The album's ten tracks include collaborations with Tel Aviv producer Autarkic and vocalists David Wilson (of Junto Club) and Emily Evans. Its cover, an interpretation of a century-old illustration inspired by The Lotos-Eaters, comes courtesy of Stefan Marx.
Listen to clips of the album.
01. Pogo Logo
02. Comala feat. David Junto Club & Emily Evans
03. Purple Hill
04. Lotos Land
06. Saint Seven
07. Amber Light
08. Im Feiern Und Feuer feat. Autarkic
09. Shepherd's Crook
10. O, Rest Ye, We Will Not Wander More
Endless Flight will release Lotos Land on June 9th, 2017.