Real Name:
Dirk Ivens
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.


BR 7007 Dive - Dive album art Dive Dive (Album) Body Records BR 7007 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
D1002 MCD, D 1002 MCD Dive - Live Action album art Dive Live Action(CD, MiniAlbum, Maxi, Ltd) Daft Records, Daft Records D1002 MCD, D 1002 MCD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
MHCD018 Dive - Concrete Jungle album art Dive Concrete Jungle (Album) Minus Habens Records MHCD018 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
D1008 CD Dive - Grinding Walls album art Dive Grinding Walls (Album, Comp) Daft Records D1008 CD 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
COPCD1001 Dive - Snakedressed album art Dive Snakedressed (Album, Comp) Daft Records COPCD1001 US 1997 Sell This Version
COPCD1004 Dive - True Lies album art Dive True Lies (Album, Comp) Daft Records COPCD1004 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
OUT 862, OUT 859 Dive - Underneath album art Dive Underneath (Album) Out Of Line OUT 862, OUT 859 Germany 2017 Sell This Version
none Dive - Live Razzmatazz album art Dive Live Razzmatazz (Album) Mecanica none Poland 2017 Sell This Version
RAUB-067, pflicht 080, none Dive - Live Maschinenfest 2017 album art Dive Live Maschinenfest 2017 (Album) Raubbau (2), Pflichtkauf, Raubkauf RAUB-067, pflicht 080, none Germany 2018 Sell This Version
OUT 1105, OUT 1106, OUT 1107 Dive - Where Do We Go From Here? album art Dive Where Do We Go From Here? (Album) Out Of Line OUT 1105, OUT 1106, OUT 1107 Germany 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MHCD002 Dive - Final Report album art Dive Final Report (Maxi, MiniAlbum) Minus Habens Records MHCD002 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
MHCD009 Dive - Broken Meat album art Dive Broken Meat(CD, Single) Minus Habens Records MHCD009 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
MHCD 015 Dive - Images album art Dive And Françoise Duvivier Dive And Françoise Duvivier - Images(CD, Maxi) Minus Habens Records MHCD 015 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
DISC 034 Dive - Extended Play album art Dive Extended Play (EP) Discordia DISC 034 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
ikon 4 Dive - Reported album art Dive Reported (Maxi) Daft Records ikon 4 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
DISC 68, DISC068, DISC 068 CD Dive - Obsession album art Kirlian Camera, Dive Kirlian Camera, Dive - Obsession (Maxi) Discordia DISC 68, DISC068, DISC 068 CD Germany 1996 Sell This Version
D1033 CDS, D1033CDS Dive - Two Faced Man album art Dive Two Faced Man (Single) Daft Records, Daft Records D1033 CDS, D1033CDS 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
D1040MCD Dive - Lies In Your Eyes album art Dive Lies In Your Eyes (Maxi) Daft Records D1040MCD Belgium 2002 Sell This Version
AM-1069 EPCD, AM 1069 EPCD Dive - Frozen album art Dive vs. Diskonnekted Dive vs. Diskonnekted - Frozen (EP) Alfa Matrix, Alfa Matrix AM-1069 EPCD, AM 1069 EPCD Belgium 2006 Sell This Version
none Dive - Let Me In album art Dive Let Me In (EP) Out Of Line none Germany 2018 Sell This Version

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July 23, 2004
edited over 8 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.


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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