Monday, March 26, 2007

TOTO LOTTO-OHNE GEWAHR, TAPE, 1981, GERMANY




Explicitly located on the sturm und drang side of the Neue Deutsche Welle equation and fronted by the very distinctive caterwauling yelp of Christoph Anders (whom Chris Cutler would wisely later hijack for his Cassiber project), Toto Lotto were known (if at all) for their inclusion on the seminal NDW compilation LP Schau Hor Main Herz Ist Rhein. Corrosive both musically and lyrically, Toto Lotto are utterly indebted to the tabula rasa mentality that informs both their immediate peers in the Einsturzende Neubauten camp and their kissing cousins in the American no wave scene. Indeed, with Anders handing sax scree here as well, Toto Lotto's debt to The Contortions is made plain. If it were in my remit to do so, I'd switch the indexing and direct one and all to begin with side B as this is where their sound is maneuvered into a substantially more precedent free direction, specifically via the introduction of driving synthetic blooping and loud rhythm box clatter which, when set against the venomous ironic braying of Anders makes for some powerfully disorienting sound and motion.

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8 comments:

martinf said...

if you are interested in their single leave a message here: http://brotbeutel.blogspot.com/2006/08/toto-lotto.html

vdoandsound said...

Martinf-I have that already, but thanks for the offer...

j said...

thanks for everything !
here's a request btw : i'm looking for the "Schau Hor Main Herz Ist Rhein" comp... if it could be ripped & posted i'd be really psyched !

Anonymous said...

Hello mister fantastic mutant.
Is there a way to download Pt1 again ? Cause Rapid'donot'Share it any longer :-(
Thx for everything. Soon I'll try to see if i can get things you might me interresting in...
Merci.
Xtof.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, actually both files are no longer on Rapidshare. I would greatly appreciate a re-up, I'd love to hear this!

Anonymous said...

Please,please re-up, we need it !

Jakob von Gunten said...

Couldn't agree more...having just listened to the wonderful and seminal VA - Schau Hor Main Herz Ist...three times today, just would beg you to upload this again, please.

JvG

Anonymous said...

please re-up!!!! the people have spoken!!