Berlin, Germany. last (site) update: 2023-09-22 15:30             


 in 1982 l: Jammin' Unit r: Sea Wanton images courtesy of 'cherrypop', 'altronic artworks', 'adsx' and 'eraserhead'.

  our latest product is named 'vas tell i prana   (artwork by Fiat Pompeius) -->in October, from the 13th to the 22nd, the 'How to Destroy the Universe - Part 8 festival´,  co-presented by '' ('see: 'Savage Republic'), will take place in the U.S.A. it's planned to show some of Sea Wanton's videos !! further details at ''.

if you want to share the creation of a song, you can now listen to the 'rough mixes' on 'bandcamp' (the album is called 'work in progress'). the acoustic material will only be irretrievably deleted when the songs are finally finished (but beware: this can sometimes only take 1 day, sometimes 1 year - creativity cannot be planned). --> Non Toxique Lost has been accepted for inclusion in the Side-Line Magazine charity compilation, which is titled "Electronic Bodies" (the track is called 'In Memoriam', and pops up as track no. 71 in this comp).
It will be a charity release, and the goal is to raise as much funds as possible.
more details on: --> some cellars contain mysterious music on cassettes! these songs out of  the 80s will soon be available on 'bandcamp'. the album will be named 'Jedes Wort ist Wahrheit (1982-1986)'. an oversized version of 'Lost for Margaret' will also be included...

the 'concrete shelves' blog by Matteo Uggeri, where Sea Wanton tells and explains ...--> an (unfortunately incomplete) overview of all our publications can be found on 'discogs', and of course a complete and detailed description can be found here ... --> and come on: there's a fan-page ('Non Toxique Lost') at 'Facebook': give it a try !! --> a quick overview, if you're interested in 'cassette culture', can be found right here...

CD /bin/med/usa (album originally released as a cd by 'Dossier', review by Alan Milne, source: 'Heathen Harvest', 2007)
"Now I have a confession to make here. Quiet at the back whilst I’m rambling. I have a deep respect for all things German. Love their cars. Love their food. Even some aspects of their dubious politics through the ages hits a chord with me. Which kind of includes their uniforms and medals and all the military memorabilia in those conflicts which we are not supposed to mention for fear of being labelled a certain type of person. If you know what I mean. See Lemmy out of Motorhead or Ron Ashton of The Stooges as examples. The country is fantastic to drive through and their Frauen divine examples of Germanic beauty. This is by the by though. I’ve held a secret fascination with German music ever since I first heard Amon Düül II and their mighty ‘Yeti’ release way back in 1970. I followed that up with a serious love affair with Der Plan and DAF ('Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft') and all their ilk in the proceeding years. By fuck that was good times for German music. Then I got into all the EBM and heavy Industrial stuff, far too many groups to mention here, and I still find myself drawn to anything remotely connected to the German music scene even today. A special mention must go to Einstürzende Neubauten who are still going strong. Resilient fuckers old Blixa Bargeld and co. Which ties in nicely with this review for the latest 'Non Toxique Lost' release ‘/bin/med/usa' which I’ve had spinning away for the last few days…not the act hardly known but by only a select few, including me who adored them, Last Few Days who were something else in every respect…and golly gee whiz if this isn’t a fucking ace release that, at the very least, demands you should hear it at least once in your lifetime. You know that feeling you get when you hear a piece of music for the first time and you get this strange sensation going up and down your spine? Well ‘/bin/med/usa’ did that for me. The funny thing is that in reality the recording isn’t original in any shape or form…but it has that ‘certain something’ that just can’t be described to it that makes you go kind of ‘wow’ when you hear it. Or that could just be me because I’m wired up and weird that way occasionally. 'Non ToxiqueLost' have been around the block for ages now. Part of the early 80’s German Industrial counter culture they have ploughed many a field in different musical genres over the years. Flitting seamlessly between whatever takes their fancy at the time. You just never know what to expect from these guys. They take their music from many influences and mould it into their own sound which they are currently experimenting with at the time. This approach to their music is shown to great effect in ‘/bin/med/usa’ where dance meets rock…and takes in experimental and other musical styles at a whim. There are traces of DAF, Seilwolf, Einstürzende Neubauten…even Die Krupps…to be found lurking within these 16 tracks that twist and turn with an assured Nonchalance that can only be admired. Take the first track 'adresse:boese' for instance that starts with some static and German vocals before descending into a turbo charged electro techno light nightmare of beats and screamed vocals. Or how about the DAF (ish) ‘die schneekoenigin’ resplendent with a thumping drum beat. If that doesn’t seem your thing then maybe ‘buchenwald’ and ‘opium 2’ with their sludge rocking style would be to your liking. Looking for a sexy laid back groove…then seek out ‘Wendy’ for your kicks. So many highlights in a quite superb and highly engrossing recording all given that added sparkle by the German, and some English, vocals which are screamed, barked, mutilated or crooned. They rage. They rant at fuck knows what. They seduce. They fuck you over, in a nice way, like porn studs on ten tablets of high dose viagra. They are 'Non Toxique Lost'… and don’t you ever fucking forget it. 'Vorsprung durch Technik' (translates to: 'advance by technology', note by Sea Wanton). Sea Wanton (vocals, effects), C. Reichelt (electronics, drum machines, effects) and A. Türpitz (electronics, drum machines, effects, guitar) are the guys to thank for this impeccable recording. Buy it. Play it. Embrace it. Love it. Then send me an e.mail of thanks for leading you directly to this fabulous release. It’s the least you can do."

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never heard of NON TOXIQUE LOST ? NTL appeared on the 'Q.E.D.' d-lp-album, released in 1987, manufactured and distributed by 'Play it again, Sam' ('P.I.A.S.', from Brussels, Belgium),  compiled by the 'N.L. CENTRUM', Amsterdam (Netherlands) international bands compilation featuring: Blurt, Chris and Cosey, Club Moral, Code Public, Der Plan, Die Form, Einstürzende Neubauten, Etant Donnes, Het Zweet, Kleg, Konrad Becker, Monoton, Laibach, Marie Kawazu, Michel Banabila, Non Toxique Lost, P16.D4, Peter Zegveld, Radio Rabotnik TV, S.B.O.T.H.I., S.P.K., Sprung aus den Wolken, Test Department, The Hafler Trio, The Legendary Pink Dots, Zero Kama, Z'ev

"...In 2018 Non Toxique Lost played a show as the duo of Sea Wanton and Jammin' Unit at our label's 25 year anniversary called 'Klang 25' alongside Renaldo & The Loaf, Zea, John Avery, Ron Wright, Rapoon, Simon Crab, Zahgurim, Tabor Radosti, Thighpaulsandra and Eric Random. NTL played the second night after Rapoon. Their set was surprisingly dancey (danceable?, note by Sea Wanton), and was nearly completely filmed. Unfortunately, no audio recording was made, so the band decided to play the same set again a few days later in their studio ..." (liner notes by W. Robotka, Klanggalerie, Vienna, 2020)

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge: "...Truth and hope have no boundaries, no set style, they are implicit most clearly in the way you choose to live..." (note taken from 'TG CD1', Mute, 1986)
Sea Wanton: "...After Auschwitz there's still a place like Guantanamo. And there other games played than "Blackjack" ..." (2011, Berlin)
John Lydon: "...I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right..." (from JOHN LYDON's site, book title, 2020)
Lukas den Warme: "Music needs to be heard, not collected, and as such, I don't mind the form it comes in. Vinyl, CD, cassette or download, it's all the same for me." (from Vital Weekly, no. 1273, 2021)
K-Poppa-23: "Never forget your dreams.They are thee hopes ov thee future..." (Splinters-in-time, 2001)
Dirk "Diggen" Jora: "Stay rude, stay rebel..." (from Ox-fanzine, 2020)
LIQUID SKY ARTISTCOLLECTIVE: "iN Ch@0S iT AlL stArt3D in CH@0S IT w1lL 3nD!!" (from LSB-Tv site, 2021)
Beki Bondage: "A lot of our politicians are not only corrupt but clearly unfit for office." (from VICE SQUAD site, interview 4)
MODULAR-STATION Radio: "...We examined your application to the MODULAR-STATION Radio, listened to your music and thank you for your request but it seems to us that - for now - your proposal does not correspond to our artistic direction..." (e-mail, 20210527)
Lawrence English: "...Don't forget to listen." (from ELECTRONIC SOUND, issue 79, p. 46)
Steven Gullotta: "...because I don't personally enjoy your music does not mean that someone else out there won't.." (e-mail, 2021)
Peter Hope: "...still restless, inventive, innovative and 60 years old... Proof indeed that there's HOPE for us all!" (taken from his 'blog', Update September 2019)
Adrian K Smith: "...It's what I do. I never delete anything and I always sample the past. Stay safe and learn the banjo." (liner notes to 'Painting On Dust', March 2021)
neur0dancer: " authorities....they rarely tell the (whole) truth" (taken from his 'bandcamp' profile)
Paul Simonon: “I never wanted to go back and relive the glory days; I just want to keep moving forward. That’s what I took from punk. Keep going.” (taken from ???, The Clash)
Peter Kirn: "It’s not the bpm. It’s not the style. It’s the soul of the humans making the music that matters ..." (November 16, 2021, reviewing a 'techno' compilation at 'CDM')
BANDCAMP: "Restart your machine. Seriously, it’s an uncelebrated miracle how often it works." (taken from the 'help' section)
Martijn Comes: "In music, separating the wheat from the chaff these days is not easy, one has to apply some kind of compulsion and instinct towards interesting releases..." (taken from VITAL WEEKLY #1319)
Robert "Bob“ Rutman: "I am not really into music, I am into noise." (taken from the 'Moloko Plus Records' site)
James Lowe: "we turned out the lights and just played until it was over" (track data to 'Long Day's Flight, from 'Lost Dreams')
Penny Rimbaud: "Capitalism and peace is an oxymoron. Likewise, the charming brutality of the bourgeoisie. Forget the lies, it's all lies." (taken from 'Twitter', 2022-04-22)
Heraclitus: "You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on." (Greek philosopher, c. 540 B.C.–c. 480 B.C.,)
???: "People don’t become less curious because they get older. Most people don’t stop discovering new books, films, podcasts or TV. Yet [new] music seems to be something that more commonly slips away..."
Ralf Siemers: "excreeperimental nanoise" (taken from his 'Twitter' account, 20220830)
Cosey Fanni Tutti: "I’d bought myself a cheap Raver lead guitar from Woolworths. The way I used it there was no need for anything expensive. I didn’t know how, nor did I want to learn how, to play guitar. I never tuned it". (taken from 'Twitter', 20221011)
Wacław Zimpel: “Working with electronics makes me feel like being in front of the unknown. And this is most interesting thing for me: to confront the unknown.” (taken from 'The Quietus', Sep. 2022)
Richard Gleim:"Punk's political message was not to name political atrocities and to condemn, but in doing its own thing independently, and so to stand above the things and get in action..." (201190617)
Robert Görl: "Starting times are always very good. After a time of experiment, a more precise time follows, wich is a little colder, a little bit more normal, and a little bit more rational." (liner notes taken from the CD 'PRODUKT DER DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHEN FREUNDSCHAFT', 1999)
Mark Reeder: "Entertainment is the only industry that Berlin really has had to offer since those post-wall years..." (taken from 'Louder Than War' site, July 12, 2023)
Karl Marx:"It is the opium of the people. The abolition of religion as the illusory happiness of the people is the demand for their real happiness...." (taken from 'Deutsch-Franzosische Jahrbucher', 1844)

Jammin' Unit + Sea Wanton (live at the 'KLANG25' festival, 2018, Vienna). click here (or click on image) to listen.