I know we’ve had The Doves but this isn’t them. This is the legendary Scottish dance group that would rename itself One Dove.


To steal gratuitously from The Vinyl Villain’s post last year: One Dove were a Scottish act founded in 1991, and comprised the vocal talents of Dot Allison, and the musical brains of Jim McKinven and Ian Carmichael (the former had been part of Altered Images in the early 80s).They were around for no more than 3 years, during which time four singles and one LP were recorded. Their sound was a mixture of pop, dub, ambiance and rock. While I have a few things in the collection that I’ve downloaded as mp3s (oops….I’m not supposed to do that sort of thing am I?), I’ve only one CD single in the collection and it dates from 1993. Its a track that reminds me an awful lot of parts of Scremadelica by Primal Scream, but in a sense that’s hardly a surprise given that Andrew Weatherall was heavily involved with the band at this point in time.


What I hadn’t realised until recently was that prior to their work with Weatherall they had already broken into the rave scene with the single “Fallen”. It was released on Soma Records, before the band had changed their name from their original selection, Dove. However, litigation followed from representatives of Supertramp (the band had, inadvertently, used a sample from an Italian house record which in turn had sampled the prog-rockers). I’m only going to post one track from this original release, as I’d urge you to download the full release from Soma.


Dove – Fallen (Dusk)

One Dove – Transient Truth (Original) Originally appeared on a freebie tape that came with Select Magazine. Not great quality

The latter via the Unofficial website from which more rarities can be downloaded here


Buy Fallen from Soma Recordings

~ by acidted on January 30, 2009.

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