Jun 2011 20

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Funker Vogt
Category: Industrial
Album: Arising Hero
Stars: 3
Blurb: A nice, diverse single spawned from Funker Vogt’s latest album, Blutzoll.


The first track from Funker Vogt’s latest album Blutzoll is also the first to get the single treatment, giving two peeks at tracks included on the full-length. Tapping a variety of other artists and producing some of their own alternate versions, these eight tracks make for a beefy sampling of Funker Vogt’s signature brand of aggressive club tracks.

Since this is a single for “Arising Hero,” understandably the majority of the focus is on that track with six different versions of it to be found. “Arising Hero – Redemption” and “Arising Hero – Revolution” present two largely instrumental dance versions of the song with “Redemption” taking on a softer, almost futurepop feel while “Revolution” takes on a much edgier tone. Rotersand and Komor Kommando each offer interesting takes on the track with Rotersand adding some nice complexity to the song while Komor Kommando literally gives the song a much more militant feel, complete with samples of gunfire and drill commands. Noblesse Oblige also does some fantastic work with their mix of “My Innermost,” which completely rebuilds the track so naturally that one would assume it is how the song was originally intended to sound.

Though there aren’t any original B-sides to be found on Arising Hero, the range and variety of mixes stretches the two tracks from the album surprisingly far. Though it still does get a bit repetitive and not all the different versions are equally well done, for fans of the group these eight tracks are definitely worth some investigation. However, those who continue to criticize the band for their lack of variety will likely use this as ammo for their mockery since it is considerably more diverse than the average Funker Vogt album.
Track list:

  1. Arising Hero (Club Mix)
  2. Arising Hero (Rotersand Rework)
  3. Arising Hero – Redemption
  4. My Innermost (Noblesse Oblige Remix)
  5. Arising Hero (Faderhead Remix)
  6. Arising Hero – Revolution
  7. Arising Hero (Factory Mix by Komor Kommando)
  8. My Innermost (Loop Mix)

Funker Vogt Website (English) http://funker-vogt.com
Funker Vogt Website (German) http://www.funkervogt.de
Funker Vogt MySpace http://www.myspace.com/funkervogt
Funker Vogt Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/pages/Funker-Vogt-offiziell/103288856405305
Metropolis Records Website http://www.metropolis-records.com
Metropolis Records MySpace http://www.myspace.com/metropolisrecords
Purchase at:
Amazon CD
Amazon MP3
Trubie Turner (Flexei)

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