Artist: Funker Vogt
Title: Companion in Crime
Genre: EBM / Electro / Industrial
Release Date: 28th June 2013
Label: Out Of Line
“Mozart, Pascal, Boolean algebra, Shakespeare, parliamentary government, baroque churches, Newton, the emancipation of women, Kant, Balanchine ballets, et al. don’t redeem what this particular civilization has wrought upon the world. The white race is the cancer of human history.” This is one of the most known aphorisms of Susan Sontag. In its hyperbole it has a kernel of truth. And it is this very hyperbole that has become the basic lyrical theme of not only FUNKER VOGT but also of the Industrial scene. Add one more; brute atheism’s view of religion as fifty shades of criminality. In the simplistic universe FUNKER VOGT have managed to construct things would be moving if only by acceleration and hard beats.
This is the case indeed of this album and you have to add some more melodic moments like ‘Our Life’ in band’s expected tradition to have a full glimpse of it. Overall they have one cool hit, ‘Gott Noch Nicht’, and some decently nice moments like the ‘Columbine’ and SUICIDE COMMANDO’s remix of it. But what remains of it? Those who think of this album in terms of indictment of the Western civilisation, an insightful view of all the negatives in it that are aplenty will find that if you gaze long enough inside a toilet the toilet gazes back. In other words, everything suffers from Jacobinism, this god-damned political moralism that plagues the scene.