Biography

There are two bands known as The Loved One:

1) An electronic/electronica band from England started by Dryden Hawkins = www.metaphon.co.uk

The Loved One began in 1976 by Dryden Hawkins. The first recordings began in 1978 and culminated in the first release An Example of the Species…, a collection of electronic songs and music. This album was well received and established The Loved One as one of the early pioneers of underground electronic music in England at that time. A small but devoted following emerged throughout Europe. The Loved One then began to perform live. Zeb Yek joined The Loved One playing guitar and electronics in late 1979.

The Loved One impressed a dj called Stevo who went on to promote electronic music and subsequently set up a record company Some Bizarre Records. The first album release on that label was Some Bizarre Album and featured for the first time Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The The, The Loved One and others.

The Loved One continued to compose and perform and develop their individual style from there on as a totally independent deep underground electronic band. They used unusual sound sculptures built by the Artist Peter Appleton in their recordings and stage shows.

The Loved One has continued to record and produce music for almost 30 years, and has appeared at major Music Festivals and venues.

The Loved One is now restoring and re-mastering all of the back catalogue on a rolling release starting in 2009 with the release of “…Further Observations” - The Second album by The Loved One.

An animation to accompany Radio Fantazia No. 3 has been completed by Pema Wangye = http://www.animook.com/namook/gh.php

During 2003 - 2005 Dryden Hawkins worked on two films of animated paintings and sketches by the Artist Aldous Eveliegh; “A short stretch of the Thames” and “Aldous in London”. He has also worked on “Warping on Water” another film with Aldous Eveliegh.

A video of Isomorphism VI is now on Youtube = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbLAZYi3d8E

The Radio Fantazias (1983 - 1994) the fourth album by The Loved One will be released Q4 2013


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2) A rock/punk band from Canada which released the album Unstrung.

Not much information about this band is available.

Edited by Metaphon on 10 Jul 2013, 14:51

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