VOLTAIRE is a well-known act from the great Projekt Records-label and it is known, that VOLTAIRE is a very humorous person, even, if his music comes out of the wide field of Gothic-music. But do Gothic and Humor except each other? Well, I don´t think so and so this MCD is a wonderful small piece of music and a loving parody on the Star Trek universe, which can only come from someone, who´s really a fan of Captain Kirk, Captain Picard, Data, Worf, "Bones" McCoy and all the others. VOLTAIRE performs four mostly acoustic tracks with lyrics about Star Trek, which all have really funny lyrics and melodies, which never leave your head again after listening to them the first time. It reminds me a bit on Norway´s Anton Balsam and his mid 90s tape classic "Fisken I Vanne" and stuff like this and also on one epsiode of the old German Audiobook series "Perry Clifton", where a song was featured, which sounds a bit like "The Sexy Data Tango". Well, this song is the most funny with it´s classic line "He´s fully functional and anatomically correct", which is a quote from the TV series.
This MCD is a re-release of the original 2001 release of the songs on Planet Grey Records and it is great, that the tracks are now available again via Projekt Records. This is definetly great stuff for all fans of VOLTAIRE and every Star trek fan (like me!) with a sense of humor. Call it "Science Fiction-Fun-Goth-Folk" or something like that. - A.P.