August 6, 2010

(One Dove - joining the massive list of "might've beens")

Over to 90's Dance/Electronica tonight. One Dove were one of those groups who had all the right elements and support, but just couldn't see eye to eye with their label. At a time when Electronica groups were coming into their own, One Dove were on the fast track to achieving some well deserved recognition. But as often is the case, their indie label was taken over by a Major and what had worked for them before was now no longer what the game plan was all about. The new parent label wanted hits and One Dove were still getting their sound nailed down. And the tension started.

Their first (and only album), Morning Dove White was held back from release for almost a year, and this track, Breakdown, was issued as a single with a number of different mixes by a number of different producers. It did moderately well, but not the much hoped-for breakthrough the new label was anticipating.

In the end, One Dove called it quits in the middle of working on their second album, leaving their growing fan base to wonder what might have been had things worked out differently. Sadly, it's all too common a story and has been for years.

But in the short time they were recording, One Dove did leave some nice material and maybe find some new fans along the way.

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