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On May 22nd 2017, after an Eighteen month hiatus, The Loved One returned to The Unserviceable Studio to resume the re-mastering of Locate and Cement (1985) – the third album by The Loved One.


The intensely difficult task of restoring this album is now complete and the final re-mastering/mastering sessions begin. The restoration has produced a much clearer and sonically exciting recording than was possible by using the technology which existed when first released.


This highly controversial album will be re-released 




Observations a film made by Frenchghosts is now on the video page



Radio Fantazia No.3 a mysterious animation by Animook is now on the video page 



15 Zing Tones for your telephone enhancement are now back online.



Zing Tone 1 is taken from the soundtrack of "Aldous in London" and is a variation of an element in the "Red Phone" section of the film.



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The Radio Fantazias are available now in store



The Radio Fantazias by The Loved One Re-release date 11/12/13



Listen to clips from each Radio Fantazia on the Radio Fantazia page




Warping On Water part 3 will be featured at the “VII Festival Alto Vicentino” 20th to 23th June 2013 at Villa Rossi, Santorso, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy. - Gilles Blaize


A film from the archive has been posted on Youtube featuring Zeb Yek and Peter Appleton playing the Spring Zither and Double Hexagon. You can watch the film on the Metaphon video page.


"The Loved One is now in the second week of mixing down the next re-release album from 1994 – The Radio Fantazias – expect a release date within the next few months." - Dryden Hawkins


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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 impressed a DJ called Stevo who promoted electronic music and subsequently set up a record company Some Bizarre Records.The Loved One was invited to submit a track on the first album release on for the label - "Some Bizarre Album" which  featured for the first time Depeche Mode, Soft Cell, The The, The Loved One + others. NME cited The Loved One as “the best here” in their review of the Some Bizarre Record.

The Loved One continued to compose and perform and develop an individual style from there on as a totally independent deep underground electronic band. They use 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 since 1979 and have 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 which started in 2009 with the re-release of  "......Further Observations" - The second album by The Loved One from 1982.

A new album called "SET" is still being worked on and is now seriously behind schedule! This was due to be released in 2007 but now it seems may not be available until 2020!

Since 2005 Dryden Hawkins has worked on several film projects including films by Aldous Eveleigh and Gilles Blaize. 




“An Example of the Species . . . . . . “  1978 Metaphon

 “ . . . . . . Further Observations”  1982 Metaphon

 Locate and Cement  1985 Metaphon

 The Radio Fantazias  1994 Metaphon

 “SET” TBC Metaphon




 Some Bizarre Album 1981 Some Bizarre Records

 Life at the Top 1984 Third Mind Records

 Joint Ventures 1998 Ninebar Records


 Guest Sessions


The Flavornaughts “My Inbred Pedigree Chums” 1999 Ninebar Records

Zwang Taboo “Fix it up with Zwang Taboo”       2001 Metaphon




Dryden Hawkins has also recorded & produced three albums of Tibetan Music


Sacred Voice - Sacred Chant 2001 Tibet Foundation Recordings

Shi - Wa 2003 Tibet Foundation Recordings

Legends from Tibet 2008 Tibet Foundation Recordings


Some Notable Performances


“Some Bizarre Tour” 1981

 Oxford World Music Fair 1983

 Diorama Arts Centre 1985

 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 1985

“A Noise in Your Eye” UK Gallery Tour 1986

 “The Recurring Technicolour Dream”  I.C.A. 1997

E.S.A.D. Reims "Folle Semaine" 2005

 “O”  video performance of The Loved One 2010



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