Dive

Real Name:
Dirk Ivens
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Dive is the solo project of Dirk Ivens, frontman of Belgian EBM prime-movers The Klinik. His music is a mix of industrial, EBM, noise and experimental sounds.
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Dive Discography Tracks

Albums

Dive - Dive album art Dive Dive (Album) Body Records Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
Dive - Concrete Jungle album art Dive Concrete Jungle (Album) Minus Habens Records Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Dive - Grinding Walls album art Dive Grinding Walls (Album) Daft Records Belgium 1995 Sell This Version
GFT-01 Dive - Scraping Tokyo '95 album art Dive Scraping Tokyo '95(CD, Album) Gift GFT-01 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
FF004 Dive - Night Shadows album art Controlled Bleeding & Dive Controlled Bleeding & Dive - Night Shadows(CD, Album) Fast Forward Recordings FF004 Portugal 1996 Sell This Version
Dive - Snakedressed album art Dive Snakedressed (Album) Daft Records US 1997 Sell This Version
Dive - True Lies album art Dive True Lies (Album) Daft Records US 1999 Sell This Version
none Dive - Untitled Promo album art Dive / Hybryds / Monolith Dive / Hybryds / Monolith - Untitled Promo(CDr, Promo) Daft Records none Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
D1045CD Dive - Behind The Sun album art Dive Behind The Sun(CD, Album) Daft Records D1045CD Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
Dive - Underneath album art Dive Underneath (Album) Out Of Line Germany 2017 Sell This Version
Dive - Live Razzmatazz album art Dive Live Razzmatazz (Album) Mecanica Poland 2017 Sell This Version
Dive - Live Maschinenfest 2017 album art Dive Live Maschinenfest 2017 (Album) Raubbau (2), Pflichtkauf, Raubkauf Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dive - Final Report album art Dive Final Report (EP) Minus Habens Records Italy 1991 Sell This Version
MHCD009 Dive - Broken Meat album art Dive Broken Meat(CD, Maxi) Minus Habens Records MHCD009 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
D1002 MCD Dive - Live Action album art Dive Live Action(CD, Maxi, Ltd) Daft Records D1002 MCD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
MHCD 015 Dive - Images album art Dive Images(CD, EP) Minus Habens Records MHCD 015 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
Dive - Extended Play album art Dive Extended Play (EP) Discordia Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Dive - Obsession album art Kirlian Camera, Dive Kirlian Camera, Dive - Obsession (EP) Discordia Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Dive - Reported album art Dive Reported (Maxi) Daft Records Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Dive - Two Faced Man album art Dive Two Faced Man (Single) Daft Records, Daft Records Belgium 1999 Sell This Version
MHR016 Dive - Mix By Soes album art Dive Mix By Soes(12", S/Sided, Ltd, Num) Minus Habens Records MHR016 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
Dive - Lies In Your Eyes album art Dive Lies In Your Eyes (Maxi) Daft Records Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
Dive - Frozen album art Dive vs. Diskonnekted Dive vs. Diskonnekted - Frozen (EP) Alfa Matrix, Alfa Matrix Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
Dive - Let Me In album art Dive Let Me In Out Of Line Germany 2018 Sell This Version

Compilations

Dive - New Forms Of Entertainment Vol. I - Cybernoise album art D.A.R.P.A. / Dive / :wumpscut: D.A.R.P.A. / Dive / :wumpscut: - New Forms Of Entertainment Vol. I - Cybernoise (Comp) VUZ Records Germany 1993 Sell This Version

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adamx

adamx

July 23, 2004
edited over 4 years ago
Dirk Ivens the man behind Dive is a legend in the world of Industrial/EBM music. His discography dates back to the start of the 1980's as the vocal force behind Absolute Body Control. By the mid 80's he would go on to form "The Klinik" with Marc Verhaegan & Eric Von Wonterghem. This project left a legacy in the European scene of Industrial/Ebm music with it's minimalistic but very dark Industrial/EBM grooves combined with Dirk's simple but effective, easy to understand vocals about the darkness of life.

Dirk had separated ways with The Klinik in 1991 but a little over a year before he released his self titled LP under the artist name Dive on Body records. A simplistic but hugely powerful outing. Centered mostly around the percussive sounds of the Roland TR 808 drum machine run through a large amount of distortion. The combination of distortion , mixed with delays & reverbs creates an amazing array of harmonics.

This release was the precursor sound to the Rhythmic Noise scene and inspired a future generation of artists on labels such as Ant-Zen and Hands. A sound which consists of heavy distortion & powerful drum rhythms & sounds gained to the maximum level of sound.

Though Dive falls into he EBM genre due to Dirks background with Absolute Body Control & The Klinik , the output of Dive strays away from the typical arppegiated synth lines heard in ABC and The Klinik. In my honest opinion the "First Album" is one of them most important releases in the history of underground electronic music. It is right next to those early Aphex Twin releases which came a few years later hat inspired many generations to come.
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

March 28, 2004
Dirk Ivens is the ultimate hero of industrial electronics. His music keeps being innovative and unique, never surrending to trends and fashions. On stage he's a real animal, using his body as a mean of total powerful expression. Perhaps the better expression of Electronic Body Music. Just saw him yesterday night. Fantastic as usual!

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