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NON TOXIQUE LOST (NTL) - Wanton

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Klanggalerie gg126
Release Year: 2008
Note: re-issue of NTLs only LP (from 1986), with re-production of the handmade LP-cover in mini-size! Numbered. ed. 300, contains 30 min of bonus material from the same sessions
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"A re-issue of the band's only vinyl from the 80s with half an hour bonus material that comes from the same recording sessions. NTL
started in Berlin in the early 1980s alongside Einstrzende Neubauten and Sprung aus den Wolken. Most of their releases came out on
cassette only so their output is extremely difficult to get hold of.
We are now pleased to re-issue their only vinyl release "Wanton" on CD. The record came in a handmade sleeve that we have attempted to
reproduce as closely as possible. The CD is housed in a white paper sleeve with additional artwork glued onto it. Limited to 300 copies
as the original vinyl." [label info]

"Non Toxique Lost began in the early '80s as a German industrial band that had stuck true to the avant-garde / difficult listening propositions to also come through Throbbing Gristle and Dome. While plenty of other industrialists such as Psychic TV and Einsturzende Neubauten honed their craft for occluded electronics with sinister motives into downright catchy tunes, Non Toxique Lost chose a murky collage strategy for metal bashing, undulating electronic arppegiations, and megaphone vocal barking. Wanton was the first album for Non Toxique Lost, recorded between 1982 and 1984 and released a year later on vinyl. There's an aggressive deconstruction of sound within the primitive synth-punk arrangements which get splattered into amassed distortion from guitar freakouts blowing out of way too small amplifiers on top of lumbering electronic loops, all of which get cut up and mangled on tape. One of the early members of Non Toxique Lost was Achim Wollscheid, who had also begun his solo project of DIY musique concrete called S.B.O.T.H.I. before developing his highly conceptual sound art projects throughout the late '90s. It seems that Non Toxique Lost is still around, although Wollscheid left many years ago. Either way, Wanton is a fascinating document of art-damaged noise from this little known German industrial project. Limited to 300 copies." [Aquarius Records review]