Today we are zoning in a minimalistic pop duo Funktionslust, formed of Sage Redman and Joe Gillick. Originally, Sage grew up in Seattle, her parents have been described as “super unmusical”, but her uncle had connections to the grunge scene. Joe, on the other hand, grew up in London, where he was exposed to the music of grime crews like Ruff Sqwad and Roll Deep.
This latest track Unstable is taken from their new EP titled Window, which has been described as a disconnection from oneself inside and from others outside. It explores the dichotomy and beauty of disconnection vs. connection with partners and friends and the parallels between what one thinks of themselves and what one perceives others to think. Every aspect of each song is created with one synthesizer, acting as a temple for all their ideas. Each idea, each strand of inspiration, bounces off the walls of this ‘temple’, and emerges as one nuanced, unmediated and tangible sonic construction.
Joe Goddard was seen at one of their London shows earlier this year and known to be a big fan!
Check out their latest track below.