DIVE (Dirk Ivens) releases brand new studio album 'Underneath'
Belgian electronic pioneer Dirk Ivens, also known for his work with Sonar, Absolute Body Control , Blok 57, S/HE and ex-singer of The Klinik, unleashes the eagerly awaited new album of his cult project DIVE. “Underneath” is another piece of dark minimalist Electro-art with an evolving sound.
After a hiatus of more than a decade (the last output was the complete backcatalogue released as a 8 cd boxset) Dirk Ivens' project DIVE finally returns with a new sign of life. For the new album “Underneath”, he has again teamed up with Ivan Iusco (who he worked with on “Concrete Jungle”) and Rafael M. Espinosa (his collaborator on “Behind The Sun”.) The result is a maelstrom of minimalist Electronica that ranges from fascinating to unsettling and that no other act can quite accomplish in the same way: Stripped-bare rhythms, dark, machine-like sequencers, psychotic synth-sounds that are expertly intertwined with cleverly placed noise-attacks and the distinctive, feverishly manic and ghostly raw voice of Dirk Ivens towering above it all. Some tracks, like the groovy “Far Away” or the hammering “Something” have turned out surprisingly catchy, but as a whole “Underneath” is a menacing behemoth that relentlessly pulls the listener into its dark machine world. The album feels like a David-Lynchian fever dream, oscillating wildly between cutting Industrial-loops, dark Minimal-art and groovy Electronic-Body-beats that converge into a physical tour de force. In their effectively relentless reduction of their sound to the bare necessities, DIVE yet again manage to create a one-of-a-kind experience. “Underneath” is released on the German based label Out Of Line on CD and as a limited LP edition in classy dark green vinyl, containing the CD in a slip case as bonus.
UNDERNEATH - Track Listing CD / LP :
2. Far Away
3. Sacred Skin
4. Let Me In
5. From Behind
7. Howling Ground
8. A Man Came
10. I Want You
With a minimum on equipment, armed with a minidisc, megaphone and two stroboscopes, Dirk Ivens creates a maximum of power and he proved worldwide on many stages that less means more.
DIVE - UNDERNEATH - Tour 2017 - Part One
21 APRIL De Nieuwe Nor / Heerlen - Netherlands (+ Whispering Sons)
22 APRIL JH 2470 / Retie – Belgium (+ Stin Scatzor + Akalotz + KnK)
29 APRIL Rockcafe / Prague - Czech Republic (+ The Invincible Spirit + Psyche + The Saint Paul)
30 APRIL Gozsdu Mano Klub / Budapest – Hungary (+ The Juggernauts + True Zebra)
06 MAI Madame / Sao Paulo – Brasil (+ The Force Dimension + The Juggernauts)
12 MAY Stellwerk / Hamburg – Germany ( + The Juggernauts + TC75 )
13 MAY Das Bett / Frankfurt – Germany (+ 2nd Face + Full Contact69)
26 MAY Lygten Station / Copenhagen – Denmark
27 MAI Slimelight / London – U.K (+ Gertrud Stein)
09 JUNE Synth After Work / Stockholm – Sweden (+ The Juggernauts)
10 JUNE Musikens Hus / Gothenborg – Sweden (+ The Juggernauts)
Ghost & Writer confirmed as support for the Convenant show in Antwerp!
We are happy to announce Ghost & Writer will be supporting Covenant on their exclusive Antwerp clubshow.
Ghost & Writer is a project from Frank M. Spinath (Seabound/Edge Of Dawn) and Jean-Marc Lederman (The Weathermen, etc), who made their live debut in 2016 at the JH Wommel (Antwerp) last year. A concert that was very well received by all!
The live set will see them playing songs from their two albums out on Dependent and Metropolis ("Shipwrecks" and "Red Flags", the latter being heralded as a true masterpiece by many reviewers, plus some audio surprises.
Covenant returns to Belgium after 5 years hiatus!
After a hiatus of more than 5 years the Swedish Electro band Covenant returns to Belgium to present their latest and global critically acclaimed album ‘The Blinding Dark’.
The last time they played Belgium was at the Rewind Festival (RIP) at De Vooruit Ghent. So we are extremly proud to announce they accepted our invitation to play at on of our regular venues, Zappa and this on Friday June 30th.
Like the tradition demands, there will be also a support band and afterparty added to this night.
The name of the support band has still to be announced but we know already DJ BORG will spin on the after-show party.
More info and tickets can be found on the link below.
Check(in) on our Facebook event page and see who else is going already!
Check out the Dark Demons Night 2017 candidates!
We are delighted to see the Dark Demo(n)s concept has crossed our national borders and has been picked-up by eager to play bands all over the world!
Check the out on our Dark Demons Night page (link below) and cast your vote(s) here!
Project Pitchfork - Best Of - Show + The Juggernauts @ De Casino, St Niklaas, B
After their amazing headlining performance at BIMFEST 2015 and on high demand by both the band and their fans we are proud to bring them back to Belgium, this time for an exclusive Belgian 25 anniversary 'Best Of' club showat the wonderful venue De Casino, St-Niklaas, B
Project Pitchfork is a German electro band, founded in 1990 in Hamburg. It is among the most successful and influential representatives of the dark electro genre, which one characterizes decided since the early nineties and led to unprecedented results. The two driving forces behind the band until today Peter Spillesand Dirk Scheuber. Because Peter came from Hamburg, and Dirk came from the new federal Eastern states, Project Pitchfork band are considered first "German-German" band at all.
In November 2016 Project Pitchfork released their 16th studio and critically aclaimed album 'Look up, I'm Down Here'.
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