"Music is not technique and melody, but the
meaning of life itself,
infinitely sorrowful and unbearably beautiful."
~ Pearl S. Buck
Mind Caviar Vol. 2, Spring Issue 2001
And One was originally formed in 1989 by Steve Naghavi and Chris Ruiz who met at Linientreu, a Berlin disco. It was there they realized that they both had a passion for EBM (Electric Body Music), and decided to form their own group with an old drum machine and two basic keyboards. By 1990 they had released their first single, "Metalhammer."
What I found most intriguing from my research of the band, is that a ten year old girl from Serbia, who the band happened to meet at a McDonald's, was included into their "Hall of Souls" track, which is on their Spot album. I also carefully studied the profound lyrics to their songs and discovered that And One's art goes much deeper than their music.
I was one of the lucky fans who happened to be at the edge of the stage as they performed. The performance was creatively accented by a mystical fog, and choreographed with numerous beams of light. Steve, the lead vocalist, sang with great skill, while Chris, the keyboardist, jammed with high voltage energy.
Covenant is a true Gothic-Industrial Tech band from Sweden. Their original sound has been inspired by many underground influences such as Kraftwerk, Joy Division, Nitzer Ebb, Bauhaus, Plastikman, NON, Front 242, Skinny Puppy, and Sisters. The band is most popular in Scandinavia, Germany and the Benelux. The group originally met when they were in high school in their hometown of Helsinborg, Southern Sweden. In 1992 they contacted Memento Materia and recorded Dreams of a Cryotank which was released in 1994.
Visit And One's official website for more information on the group.
Photography by Jessica AKA Mamagoth at gothling.com.
Visit Covenant's official website to read more, to purchase their music and for sound clips.
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LadyMia, our own Mia Jennings, has been a music reviewer for the Twin Cities Blues News for the past two years. She's written reviews for artists such as Sista Monica, Gladys Knight and The Pips, Shannon Curfman, Ross William Perry, Lonnie Knight, Sue Foley, and many others. Mia's on the Scream Team contributing her erotic voice to the Australian DJ Mastertouch. She's also worked with DJ N.R.G. from the U.K. LadyMia mixes sounds and music to erotic poetry and stories for Oceania at radioactivesex.com.
Mia has begun experimenting putting music to her own erotic poetry. Currently she is working with two amazing musicians/sound engineers creating her new CD, Hot Blooded Vixen, anticipating its release 2002. She's very fortunate to work with Bruce who houses the sound studio, plays guitar, and has a very warm, passionate voice, and to work with Brett, a guitarist who creates magic for Paisley Park productions (Prince).
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