The Klinik* ‎– Eat Your Heart Out

Out Of Line ‎– OUT 597
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1 Nothing You Can Do 5:00
2 In Your Room 4:14
3 Mindswitch 4:12
4 Stay 4:06
5 Bite Now Bite 4:15
6 Therapy 2:34
7 We Are One 5:02
8 Those 6:15
9 Closing Time 3:59

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Comes in a digipak sleeve.

℗ & © 2013 Out Of Line Music GmbH

Made in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 260158 835978
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4260158835978
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 02947
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0124

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June 11, 2013
The Minimal Electro/EBM pioneers which were formed 28 years ago are out with their brand new release. Besides "The Klinik" there was and still is "Absolute Body Control", but that's a different story.

What the Flemish EBM contemporaries of "Vomito Negro" have recently demonstrated by a come-back album, Dirk and Marc play catch up with their fellows in 2013. "The Klinik" never went away altogether, thefounder M. Verhaeghen tried to fly the flag, however with varying degrees of success. Band members did solo projects for quite some years. Eric Van Wonterghem, former 3rd band member, left the band soon to start his project "Insekt". He joined "Sonar" later on, another project launched by Dirk Ivens in the 90s.

"Eat Your Heart Out" features 9 titles with a total time of 39:37 min. The ratio of up-tempo to down-tempo tracks is 1:2. They did experiment quite a bit as well in the past, but only 3 forward pushing songs: "Mindswitch", "Bite Now Bite" and "Those" is really lame according to my taste. At least they do not make the mistake of discrediting themselves by flirting with the hot "aggrotech" or "cybertechno" styles. Immediately you get what you deserve by the veterans but nothing on top. The sound is unique, even though I miss the trumpet played by Marc, one of their hallmarks, apart from their stage outfit involving dark leather coats and head bandages.

Fenris W.


March 6, 2013
edited over 6 years ago
I had to let this one sink in despite its somewhat brief length. This is more than likely the final album ever from Marc Verhaeghen and Dirk Ivens, and after 22 years it truly retains this band's most beloved trademark: this sounds like no one else. There is, and always will be, only one Klinik. Imitators come and go, they are name-checked by vapid clowns in makeup but you know the original when you hear it. The hairs on the back of your neck stand up, suddenly the room takes on an icy, dark blue tinge. All around the world, I know that we fans are having the same experience... we're wondering why in the early stages of spring we're covered in goosebumps. I am just beside myself hearing two of my personal favorites working together again after so goddamn long; Dirk expunged his demons in a violent, vitriolic exorcism called Dive whilst Marc soldiered on under the Klinik name producing a body of work from 1991 until 2004 which is as hostile as it is imperiously fearless.

We won't even try to cover that prodigious period of 1991 - 1992 where he gave birth to X10, D.Sign and Para. If you own any of these, nice to meet you; if not, just keep reading and ignore the wizard behind that curtain...

If you're reading this wondering what this act sound like and are looking for recommendations, I really have none, so therefore I'm going to continue this review under the assumption most of you have been along on this incendiary ride for roughly the same duration as myself (1987). Those early albums, while unconventional and deranged in an Alan Vega meets the progenitor of his infamous Organ kind of way, sound of their time. I have always had much more of an affinity for the work Verhaeghen did on his own from Contrast (1993) onwards. There is an unnervingly inhuman method to his sequences and sounds, indeed you'd be very legendary yourself if you could conjure out the tones this mysterious and reclusive man has for so long just out of the underground's eye. The closest I have come to decyphering his complex, mercilessly precise composition I gleaned from an interview long ago where he alluded to building up synthetic creations utilizing only their algorithmic DNA.

For me, Klinik have always been about the music this half of the equation teases out of his heavingly feverish machines but I have to admit, Dirk Ivens does all these songs proud with his vocals. Particularly on the track 'Stay' which I'm seriously tempted to call the band's first, and only, autobiographical work. Ivens must be speaking of those days eons back when he and Verhaeghen looked around at their musical landscape and decided they were going to cauterize the world with a new approach in the field of electronic music; a darkly arrestingly duo they most certainly were and on Eat Your Heart Out, they reign supreme again showing no compunction about decimating your ears with that brand of willful sedition that only their cruelly minimalist style of intrusive surveillance can provide. Amazing is a word I'd toss at this record without a second thought, rather than give the fans just a re-heat of leftovers from decades back Marc Verhaeghen seamlessly integrates Dirk back into the sound as though he'd never left.

And something like that is a feat which alone makes this release unequivocably the penultimate capstone to a journey which began back in 1984; not to own this is a crime, or rather, it should be. Laptops and dance floor bullshit this is definitely not, rather, we're in that closed and constricted space of time and sound where reality fades out into the cold steel dream of malice given form and shape.