After a turbulent time with the band, a partially interrupted tour and another mess, it now seems German And One again have found the spark. The new single “Back Home” will land in January and includes three versions of the title track and the b-side “Wounds”.
Front man and singer Steve Naghavi has again recruited the former members Joke Jay and Rick Shah, after Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli left the band (to form the EBM duo PAKT) during the summer.
After having endured some criticism for the latest album “Tanzomat,” which also was the last thing that was released via the band’s former record label Out Of Line, you have found a new home on the SPV’s electronic sublabel Synthetic Symphony.
“Back Home” is released on January 23 via SPV / Synthetic Symphony.
- Back Home (Club Mix)
- Back Home (Mixed Conditioner)
- Back Home (Berlin Mixer)
“Freihet” is the name of their debut, enjoy
The first video clip from Electro-veterans Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli, now better known as PAKT.
Director Golo Schultz
AD Max Nadolny
DoP Garth von Glehn
Producer Lasse Scharpen
Production Design Jan Reider
Make-up Simi Schuchert
Model Charmie Pfeffer
PAKT Chris Ruiz & Gio van Oli
As we reported on earlier Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli have left Steve Naghavi alone at the helm of And One in early June – so now it is time for the two renegade members Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli to debut their new EBM project PAKT.
The Berlin-based duo is assigned to And One’s former record label Out Of Line and the first single release “Freiheit” lands in the middle of August.
In addition to the b-side “Angriff” and the original version of the title track also includes two remixes from the record company colleagues in Formalin and Funker Vogt’s Gerrit Thomas. In addition to this another version signed by Robert Görla (better known from DAF).
“Freiheit” is released August 12th via Out Of Line.
- Freiheit (Robert Goerl Remix by Robert Goerl of DAF)
- Freiheit (Gummi-Drum-Remix by G.Thomas of Funker Vogt)
- Freiheit (Freiheit und Gerechtigkeit Rework by Formalin)
Chris Ruiz and Gio van Oli have left And One. Here’s a translation of what they posted on Facebook: “We made a decision. After years with AND ONE we, Chris and Gio, will run another path. In the end the attitude towards music and life were too different. If all is only about being replaceable and functionless, we can’t work with that. We see AND ONE as something different as it currently is. We want and have to move. We are not mainstream – we are EBM!”
The two musicians have now formed the Berlin based band PAKT, which according to the statement above probably will be a pure EBM act with the baseline ‘Two simple guys just wanna play with you’. You can find PAKT on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PAKTofficial .
Along with the link to their new project the duo also posted a goodbye video on YouTube. You can watch it here or after the jump. Notice that the song played on this goodbye video is And One’s “Playing Dead”.
And One in the meanwhile started the Unheilig support tour today with Rick Shah and Joke Jay returning to join Steve Naghavi on stage.
Via Side Line, news has arrived that Steve is lost in Russia somewhere.
We got info in that And One singer Steve Naghavi has gone missing in Moscow. His disappearance has lead to the cancellation of 2 scheduled And One concerts in Moscow last night and St Petersburg tonight. We will update this news as soon as we get more info.
A new album from one of the most successful German synth-pop groups offers twelve times highly electrified harmony between EBM and pop music. Old fans of the band will appreciate that the multi-crafty mix strong again moved in the direction of the And One early works. With And One, you are getting what you came for. The new long player from Germany’s most successful synth pop group features twelve instances of highly electrifying euphony, balancing the scales between massive beat madness and the eternal quest for the holy grail pop.
The band recently released solo EP was “Zerstörer” – where the title track is completely separate and not included in the forthcoming full length album. During the year, it has also scheduled a number of live dates together with Camouflage, De / Vision and Minerve. The new album is released, in addition to the regular edition, in a double-disc edition * in digipak with accompanying bonus CD of live material
“Tanzomat” released March 4 via Out Of Line….
Gigantic tunes, big feelings and a more than healthy dose of rhythmic gymnastics in nice Bodypop-surround. Long-time fans of the band will appreciate the fact that the satire-tinged and versatile mix is very much going back to the roots of the early works of And One.
Besides the rather unusual “Bodypop 1½” and the “Live” releases in 2009 it’s been really silent with new material since the “Bodypop” album in 2006. 2011 sees the return of Steve Naghavi and crew in form of the single “Zerstörer”. As a treat of the upcoming studio album “Tanzomat”, scheduled for early March, this single comes with three new tracks aswell as three live versions recorded in 2010 aswell as the ‘rockabilly’ version of “Military Fashion Show” and a special mix of the title track.
02. Sex Drive
03. No Song For You
04. Mirror In Your Heart (Live 2010)
05. The Secret (Live 2010)
06. Military Fashion Show (Live 2010)
07. Military Fashion Show (Original Version)
08. Zerstörer (Peine I.S.T. die Ansage 2011 Mix)
Looks like several of the big bands within synth music are following in the footsteps of Covenant with new releases during 2011, in a previous post we saw the teaser from And One and now it is VNV Nations’ turn
It seems 2011 will be a very busy year for Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson.
The band recently revealed at their Facebook page that a new album is in the works and scheduled to be released later this year. A World Tour is also to expect along with lots of Festival appearences.
Official video for And One – “Sex Drive” from the upcoming single “Zerstörer” which is appetizer for the new album “Tanzomat”. Includes Minerve and De / Vision live promo for the upcoming tour. Enjoy!
01.10.2011 – Hamburg – Große Freiheit
08.10.2011 – Dresden – Alter Schlachthof
22.10.2011 – München – Backstage
29.10.2011 – Leipzig – Haus Auensee
05.11.2011 – Düsseldorf – Stahlwerk
12.11.2011 – Berlin – Columbiahalle
26.11.2011 – Frankfurt- Hugenottenhalle
03.12.2011 – Peine – Gebläsehalle
Tickets ab 29,90 EUR zzgl. Gebühren und Versand bei
04.03.2011 – ES – Barcelona – Bikini
05.03.2011 – ES – Madrid – Heineken
18.03.2011 – RU – Moskau – Tochka
19.03.2011 – RU – St. Petersburg – Kosmonaut
03.04.2011 – UK – Sheffield – Resitanz Festival
25.06.2011 – DE – Gelsenkirchen – Blackfield Festival
26.06.2011 – DE – Querfurt – Blackfield Festival
Album “TANZOMAT” kommt am 04.03.2011