Berlin, Germany. last (site) update: 2022-10-25 11:30             

   
 

 in 1982 l: Jammin' Unit r: Sea Wanton and you can see (from 1982 - 2005 - 2015 - to 2018): Sea Wanton, Peter Prieur (aka 'Pogo'), Achim Wollscheid (aka 'S.B.O.T.H.I.'), Steffen Schütze (aka 'T.poem'), Cem Oral (aka 'Jammin' Unit'), Christian Reichelt (aka 'Blindhead') + Alex Türpitz (aka 'Altronic Artworks'). images courtesy of 'cherrypop', 'altronic artworks', 'adsx' and 'eraserhead'.

our newest CD (digipak) is named 'VLUS'    (artwork by Fiat Pompeius) and released by  'KlangGalerie': "rebellion of the brainwashed, the angry citizens, the bargain hunters, the joiners, if it goes against the public spirit. The whole thing pounded, ground up from monotonous or excited by hissing guitar, by harsh, agitative beats, but also beautified with fragile keys or is it dulcimer? In addition, Elektronoise rumbles, and Wanton screams/sings his startling declamations with his striking intensity or whispers his diagnoses. The two use automatic ostinatos as weapons of criticism and insistent loops or the circling bass track on 'Solange Du Dich Nicht Änderst' and bring along Post-punk spirit and post-industrial sharpness, 'Einstürzende Neubauten', 'EBM' and 'industrial rock' to nuclear fusion." (note by Rigo Dittmann, Bad Alchemy, July 2022). of course, you can buy the CD at 'KlangGalerie' and stream/download the album on 'bandcamp'.

if you want to listen to 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).





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...--> another collaboration should again be mentioned: 'N.N. & NON TOXIQUE LOST' made an album titled 'Doppelspitze' in 2020. further details at 'NO EDITION' (a label run by Erik Mälzner).  -->'Non Toxique Lost meets Occupied Head': cd, released by 'E-KLAGETO' (sept, 2021). the album is called 'Totmannschalter' (this translates to: 'Dead man's switch') and contains 10 songs, constructed by Dieter Mauson (aka 'Occupied Head') and Sea Wanton. thanks to Matthias Horn (from 'E-KLAGETO') for his fantastic support !! hats off !! --> the 'SIDE-LINE' magazine released a new compilation called 'Face The Beat: Session 7.' the 'Aschekreuz' song from 'Non Toxique Lost' can be heard at  'bandcamp'.


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

--> the 'S.O.T.A.' album is available at 'Klanggalerie' (cd / digipak, id: gg323). "...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) CD la derniere section --> "and we have a couple more exciting CDs for you: first, Non Toxique Lost's brand new album La Derniere Section D'Une Longue Chanson  ... The new NTL album shows these German pioneers of Industrial music in top form..."

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)
Keiji Haino: "MUSIC IS GOOD WHEN IT SOUNDS GOOD"
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: "NEVER.....EVER....trust 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)

I really don't care whether you jump from the bridge I really don't care whether you ride the subway I really don't care whether champagne and money poison you I really don't care if you don't see any meaning anymore and I really don't care if you just keep lying and I really don't care whether the power corrupts you but I wonder but I wonder if you will change yourself somewhen but I wonder I don’t care as long as you will not change yourself I don't care about you really don't care ...don’t care (taken from 'VLUS', CD)

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