The Force Dimension

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Originally started as a trio with effect-generator Armin ELMENSDORP at the beginning of 1987, a demo was sent all over the world which resulted in a collaboration with the industrial label "De Fabriek". The first 7" saw the light with a heavy experimental but melodic participation.

During the course of 1988 the band appears on several compilations and develops more and more towards Electronic Body Music, though never losing themselves in clichés, always giving the music their very own touch, like atmospheric ingredients.

At last by chance, tapes got in hands of KK Records which offered them a record deal. The first album is given into hands of Luc VAN ACKER who wanted to enlarge the audience by adding a PET SHOP BOYS-like production. By lack of time and budget, the result is rather disapointing. The label owner takes then the unique decision to record a second version - the red one - from the same album, produced by the band itself and sounding rougher and harder.

After their tenth anniversary in 1997, the band fell apart. In 2011, an attempt was made to a reunion, but this failed. In 2013, however, another attempt to restart was undertaken, now with a different line-up: René van Dijck (synthesizers, vocals) and Betty Correa (vocals, guitar, percussion).
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Albums

The Force Dimension - The Force Dimension album art The Force Dimension The Force Dimension (Album) KK Records Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - The Force Dimension album art The Force Dimension The Force Dimension (Album) KK Records Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - Deus Ex Machina album art Force Dimension* Deus Ex Machina (Album) KK Records Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - Machinesex album art The Force Dimension Machinesex (Album) Daft Records, Noise Democracy Records Netherlands 2017 Sell This Version
none The Force Dimension - Sorcery Pigs album art The Force Dimension Sorcery Pigs(10xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (The Force Dimension Self-released) none Netherlands 2018

Singles & EPs

FABPROD 12 The Force Dimension - Fabrieksforce album art The Force Dimension / De Fabriek The Force Dimension / De Fabriek - Fabrieksforce(7") De Fabriek FABPROD 12 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - Tension album art The Force Dimension Tension (Maxi) KK Records, KK Records UK Germany 1989 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - Dust album art The Force Dimension Dust (Single) KK Records Belgium 1989 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - Algorythm album art The Force Dimension Algorythm (Single) KK Records UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
The Force Dimension - New Funk album art Force Dimension* New Funk (Single) KK Records US 1991 Sell This Version

Compilations

KK 067 CD The Force Dimension - 12 Inch Singles album art Force Dimension* 12 Inch Singles(CD, Comp) KK Records KK 067 CD Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
SUB 048 The Force Dimension - Kitty Hawk album art Force Dimension* Kitty Hawk(CD, Comp) Subtronic Records SUB 048 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
MM020 The Force Dimension - MM020 album art The Force Dimension MM020(LP, Comp + CD, Comp + Ltd, Num) Minimal Maximal MM020 Belgium 2015 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Force Dimension - Crushed By The Chips album art The Force Dimension Crushed By The Chips(File, FLAC) Not On Label (The Force Dimension Self-Released) none Netherlands 2015
none The Force Dimension - Sunna album art The Force Dimension Sunna(File, AAC) Not On Label (The Force Dimension Self-Released) none Netherlands 2017
none The Force Dimension - Up Or Down album art The Force Dimension Up Or Down(File, FLAC) Not On Label (The Force Dimension Self-Released) none Netherlands 2018

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June 8, 2019
I want to stand up for Luc van Acker. Every mention of the first FD album suggests that the blue original release produced by LVA is somehow watered down and too commercial with the line "more like the pet shop boys" being mentioned in the blurb. Firstly, what's wrong with the pet shop boys production? I'm not a fan but weren't they just named the most successful pop duo of all time. Maybe due to their alleged inferior production? Secondly, you only have to listen to the FD album 'kittyhawk' to fully understand why they needed help with their production. It is overindulgent nonsense that should never have been released and in my opinion was an insult to all FD fans. I wasted a tenner on that piece of crap so I feel qualified to comment. Apparently they didn't like the blue version of 'The Force Dimension" so re-made a red version with Klinik legend Dirk Ivens as producer. Fair enough. But I thought Dirk Ivens was more of a frontman/songwriter at the time. His best stuff with Klinik was as a vocalist and although I'm sure he knows his way round a studio, in '89 I'm not sure he was the right choice. The red album sounds grainy and undefined, I feel this is what the band wanted so I don't entirely blame Ivens (I'm a big fan of Klinik) but it's almost like a demo version (and not in a good way). I think that Force dimension should personally apologise to LVA and make a public announcement retracting any negative comments they made and also thanking him for helping them make what turned out to be their best and in fact their defining BLUE album. In my opinion one of the best underground synth pop albums of all time. P.S. I have owned both versions on vinyl since 1990 and wouldn't sell them for the world. I love FD but I think they should say sorry to LVA.

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