Review from Wallpaper: "If we tell you that this album has a super funky cover of Michael jackson's 'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', which was recorded entirely backwards, that aught to be enough to get you to buy it. The rest of the album is rather good, too - a fondue of analogue synth noises, big drum lines and New Romantic posing.
Review from AllMusic: "There's no question that the electroclash movement has taken its toll not only on fans of new wave but the electro movement, as well. To its credit, 1L has chosen to take the high road and avoid the majority of the clichés that surround the fad. It claims that it is '80s-inspired but not '80s-nostalgic, although this is a hard argument to make when the last song on the album is a backwards (but brilliant) cover of Michael Jackson's classic "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'." Declarations aside, this is a very well-produced debut record complete with strong arrangements and fresh sound drum programming obviously inspired by the eight-bit analog days of the 1990s. At times, Nonstop-Programm has hints of classic Detroit electro-inspired quanauts Drexciya. This is especially evident on "Elektrovulse," which could been fit right at home on many of Drexciya's earlier releases."
Review from atome: "There is something from Dagobert, Telex and Mondino (Cf. "La Danse Des Mots") in this One L. Artist putting down the long list of Kraftwerk or Yello descendants, New-Yorker for a long time influenced by underground metal then industrial delivers with "Das Nonstop-Programm" a pure 80's style album oscillating between naïve tunes and delightful dancefloor tracks. Without nostalgia, US producer distillates in eleven titles an original and old school music that often pushes forward Atari sounds, "Analyze & Duplicate", "I Like Analogue" and "My Baby Got It More" being the best examples. Blending with talent simplistic self-willed vocals ("My Komputre", "I Got The Rock") with vintage synthesisers ("Electrovulse", "Le Waif"), this enjoying opus offers a subtle dosage of fun, robotic funk and freshness in a time more and more electro productions are turning into dark and rough atmospheres. Cover of cult Michael Jackson's "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" in vocodered version is worth to be listened!!!
Review from GetUnderground: "Beware, your mindz will become more warped than they already are... listen at your own risk... This one is made solely from 80's vintage synths and electronics including Atari 2600 video games and musical calculators. Mix that last sentence with the fact that one of the tracks is a cover of Michael Jackson's 'Wanna Be Startin Something', recorded entirely backwards (including the vocals.)"
Review from ChainDLK: "Missing the eighties? Try to take for a spin OneL's debut 'Das Nonstop-Programm' an album that in todays' revival of that era sounds so stylish that even non-musical magazines such as Wallpaper* (interiors architecture art fashion entertaining travel) reviewed it, and positively too! 1L says it's inspired but not nostalgic of the '80es, so basically you'll get all the analogue sounds, the vintage instruments, the cranky sounding drum machines, the arcade Atari video game sounds. Synthesized computer funk with synth line hooks that will make you rock your bootie on and off the dancefloor. Also included is a cover version of Jacko's 'Wanna Be Startin Somethin', performed entirely backwards (including vocals) - we'll see if that gets him out of trouble..."
Review from Playback: "Sometimes electronic music can be mundane and repetitive; sometimes it can have no funk and become metallic and devoid of feeling. Nowadays, it is often punched in with little imagination or derivation. This is not the case with 1L's Das Nonstop-Programm.
1l has made this album with '80s appliances, toys, and musical equipment. Calculators, Ataris, and vintage synths are utilized to create something funky, groovy, and fresh. There are 11 tracks here and all of them wind and twist and bleep with life. They are digital and metallic, yet balanced with rhythm and melody.
1l may be pigeonholed as "blip-hop," a new genre featuring bleeps, buzzes, and noises enmeshed in synthy drum tracks, beats, and high hats. However, this is an album with an odd sense of emotion. It begins with "Trax," a free-falling, beat-driven track laden with thumps and bounces. "I Got the Rock" features an electronic voiceover, squiggly not-quite break beats, and rolling drums that give it some oomph. "Le Waif" is an instrumental with serious retro tendencies. It hops about and features those '80s faux symphony riffs we all remember so well. "You Got the Funky" sounds like Heaven 17 gone manic. Jittery, it skips and zips around. "You Got it More" sounds like it fell out of New Beat. It has a rising synth crescendo that scuttles about and leaves a catchy melody in its wake.
The absolute standout track here is the cover of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin." 1l recorded the track backwards, fiddled with it, and layered some of the background sounds. The end result is something fresh, lively, and completely invigorating. Its metallic robotic voice somehow sounds groovy.
Detroit techno has obviously affected the overall presentation and sound of 1L. This record has a techno metallic texture similar to old Inner City or Derrick May records. It takes contemporary electroclash and gives it a '80s facelift. The end result is a fresh-sounding, complete project that pays homage without compromising the sound or killing us with kitsch."