DOUBLE COMPILATION ALBUM BLOODLINE, SSC, PLAYGROUND RELEASE:
NOVEMBER, 2000 REVIEW: JANUARY 22, 2001
still bothers me that Funker Vogt is labelled the main project and Ravenous
a thing on the side. Mastermind Gerritt Thomas is the force behind both
bands, plus the pop act Fictional.
For some reason, Ravenous keeps getting great reviews and is undoubtedly
the most talented of these bands, mainly because of talented singer Tim
Fockenbrock, but Funker Vogt is the project that seems to thrill the electro
fans and sells more records.
"t" is divided into four parts on two discs, with the first
one being the most interesting. Four new songs are presented here, and
they are all resembling the sound on their last album "Maschine Zeit",
maybe slightly softer in structure and vocals.
The three remaining parts contain remixes of tracks from "Maschine
Zeit" mixed by Gerritt Thomas, which makes it a bit boring, frankly.
Only on the last part, outside musicians are used. Beborn Beton improves
"Under Deck" significantly with a different beat and new angles
and both Das Ich and L'ame Immortelle do interesting things with their
assigned songs. But Funker Vogt is, in my humble opinion, too similar
over time and with those ridiculous lyrics, I can't help but laugh. A
manifestation I don't think they wanted to provoke.