Octave One

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Octave One
Also known asRandom Noise Generation
Never On Sunday
OriginMichigan
United States
GenresTechno, Detroit Techno, House Music, Oldschool jungle, Drum and bass
InstrumentsSynthesizer, Drum Machine, Mixing console, Drum sequencer (controller) and Sound effect
Years active1989-Present
Labels430 West Records, Tresor, Concept Music
WebsiteOfficial Site
MembersLawrence Burden, Lenny Burden, & Lynell Burden, Lance Burden, Lorne Burden

Octave One is a group of American techno musicians composed of siblings Lenny Burden and Lawrence Burden, sometimes associated with their three other brothers, Lorne Burden, Lynell Burden and Lance Burden. In 1989, The band debuted on Derrick May's Transmat record label with the single "I Believe".[1] In 1990, "I Believe" was included on the compilation Techno 2: The Next Generation (10 Records).[2] Also In 1990, with their brother Lynell, they formed the record label 430 West Records to release the vinyl record Octave One "The Octivation EP".[3] Octave One have remixed recordings for Massive Attack, Joey Negro, DJ Rolando, Steve Bug, John Thomas, The Trammps, Rhythm is Rhythm, and Inner City.[4] In 2000, Octave One released their most commercially successful recording, "Blackwater". In 2002, "Blackwater" was remixed by the band with a reworked live string arrangement performed by the Urban Soul Orchestra in London, England. The single was re-released by Concept Music (United Kingdom), Ministry of Sound/Voidcom (Germany), Vendetta Records (Spain), and Tinted (Australia) in the same year.[4] It peaked at #47 (February 2002) and #69 (September 2002) in the UK Singles Chart.[5]

Octave One tour the world as live electronic musicians.[6] They are included in the second generation of Detroit Techno artists.[7]

Mainly known for their techno recordings, the Burden brothers have also produced many recordings of house music and other electronic genres using other pseudonyms, in particular Random Noise Generation, Metro D (with Terrell Langston) and Never One Sunday.[8]

Discography[edit]

Octave One[edit]

Year Title Format(s) Label
1990 I Believe 12" Vinyl EP Transmat
1991 Octivation EP 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
1994 The X Files 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
1995 Conquered Nation 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
1995 Cymbolic 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
1995 Foundation EP 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
1996 Images From Above 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
1996 Point-Blank 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
1997 The Living Key 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
1997 The Living Key (To Images From Above) CD 430 West Records
1998 DayStar Rising 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
1998 The Collective CD, 2x12"Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
1999 Art And Soul 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
2000 Black Water 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
2004 The Theory Of Everything CD, 3x12"Vinyl EPs Concept Music
2005 Somedays 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
2006 Off the Grid/Love and Hate 12" Vinyl Tresor
2007 Off the Grid DVD/CD, 2x12" Vinyl EPs Tresor
2008 Here Comes The Push/I Need Release 12" Vinyl EP 430 West Records
2009 Summers On Jupiter CD, 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
2015 Burn It Down CD, 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records
2016 Love By Machine CD, CD + CDr Promo, 2x12" Vinyl EPs 430 West Records

Random Noise Generation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Octave One, Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 2011
  2. ^ "Various - Techno 2: The Next Generation (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 2005-07-16. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  3. ^ "Octave One - Octivation - The EP (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  4. ^ a b "Octave One Discography at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 404. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ "RA: Octave One biography". Residentadvisor.net. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  7. ^ "365MAG.com". 365MAG.com. Retrieved 2011-08-19.
  8. ^ 430west.typepad.com Octave One

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