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DIRK IVENS is best know for his captivating live performances and a total of 28 studio albums besides dozens of 12 inches, live albums, compilations, tapes and 7 inches under various outputs.
He was also the driving force behind the labels Body Records, Minimal Maximal and Daft Records but stopped them to avoid the business side and concentrate fully on his own music.
As a non-musician his biggest challenge is to create a maximum on power with a minimum of equipment. Armed with a minidisc and two stroboscopes he proves on many stages worldwide that less means more. Collaborations with musicians like Eric van Wonterghem, Ivan Iusco, Rafael M. Espinosa and Jan Dewulf made the DIVE Sound variable through the years.
Started off with a punkband in the late 70ties he discovered the electronic music and formed ABSOLUTE BODY CONTROL in 1980 , became a founding member of the groundbreaking band THE KLINIK, operates solo under the name DIVE and is also active in other projects as the noisy face to face beats of SONAR , the minimal synthpop from S/HE and the hypnotic krautrock rhythms of MOTOR!K.
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Out Of Line
Behind The Sun