Technical note : recordings are never flawless. Although a lot of time and dedication went into mastering, some minor drop-outs, distortion or digital clicks might occur.
T.poem died in early 2017 in Berlin. I moved to Berlin in 1997 and got in contact with him and P. Klum again. T.poem and I now met regularly to talk about new music releases. It had been a long time since he had made something musical for 'Non Toxique Lost'. However, I was still convinced of his graphic and artistic skills. So I proposed an artistic collaboration to him and he took over the complete production of some 'NTL' releases. Only once (namely in 2008 at the 'Klangbad' festival) did he again use the laptop for 'Non Toxique Lost'. His musical interest now went more to the publications from the field of 'power electronics'. At some point in 2015 he decided to become musically active again. Thus the two songs 'five organs of hysteria' and 'five organs of hysteria_reverse' were created. He dubbed me the 'audacity' versions of the songs, but somehow these versions came to me in oblivion. It was not until 2018 that I discovered the files again on my harddisk, arranged my musical part and 'hyst', the new album was born. It is dedicated to T.poem. Sea Wanton, Berlin 20181026
dedicated to T.poem
organ in 'hexenjagd' played by C. Reichelt
lyrics of 'schrottpresse' by J. Stender
compiled by Sea Wanton
"... I find it frustrating when presented with an album such as this. I'd love to be able to tell you what a great contribution NON TOXIQUE LOST have made to Man's strive towards musical enlightment. Unfortunately I'm resigned to meticulously and clinically dissecting this effort in order to find out what's lacking. Suffice to say it grates, from the cover and contents through to the press release. The whole thing recks of pretension, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth and a howl of derision from my speakers. Their calculated approach ensures any real emotion is soon filtered out, and sacrificed in the pursuit of a sound that is designed to be as bland as to please all of the people all of the time. The affected vocals sit awkwardly on a collection of bumbling songs that lack inspiration, punch and soul. All in all it's very German..." (Ted Clarkson, The Avantgarde World)