What began as a personal outlet in the late nineties, has now transformed into an important imprint for progressive electronic music. Infrastructure New York is a record label that is the brainchild of Dave Sumner, aka Function. One of the most well respected artists operating today, Sumner continues to release a steady stream of his own material as well as spotlight up and coming electronic producers from around the globe. While the label does maintain allegiance to heavy, driving, dance floor ready techno, it certainly leans toward more progressive releases that crossover into the realms of experimental, ambient and industrial. After a period of dormancy, Infrastructure has returned in a big way and has definitely become a label to always keep up with. We immediately gravitated towards the Post Scriptum release and invited the artist to contribute a New Brvtalism back in February. That more or less brings us to the label's most recent and most grand undertaking, Facticity.
Facticity is a 4 x 12", CD and digital download release that brings together Infrastructure's talented stable of artists, collaborators and colleagues. 15 tracks of well curated material that nicely sums up what the label is all about - pushing the boundaries of techno to otherworldly limits. We appreciated the inclusion of artists like Vatican Shadow, Silent Servant and one of our favorite producers and performance artists, Rrose. We recommend working through it just how it's ordered and taking in some of the musical evolutions that happen throughout. There's also plenty of great warehouse ready hits from the likes of Cassegrain & Tin Man, Blue Hour and the stellar "Acidalia" by Inland. There's really something for everyone here.
All in all this is a real milestone release from an already accomplished label and it's beautifully presented as well. The label also makes it a point to work with emerging visual artists and the cover art of Facticity comes from British fine artist Robert McNally. This is definitely for fans of industrial techno, EBM and post-industrial genres. It is currently out on all three formats and for more information please visit Facebook and Soundcloud.