Berlin minimal techno mainstay Sascha Funke, part of the Ellen Allien, Bpitch Control stable, has over time, shifted his attention away from the dancefloor and towards a more complex musicality. Which makes his latest intimate tech-pop project with multi-instrumentalist, singer and wife, Julienne Dessagne a logical next step. Dessagne adds an element of subdued sensuality to Funke’s signature colourful techno. The duo’s debut album, Unknown (2012), marks Funke’s return to Kompakt after a decade-long absence. Funke and Dessagne’s explosively hazy exploration of love’s peaks and valleys feels right at home on Kompakt, given the technomantic niche the Cologne label has carved out for itself.