Boomkat Product Review:
Expanded, definitive, 1st ever vinyl reissue of classic early ‘90s EBM album; the 2nd LP by Dirk Ivens in solo mode as Dive after leaving legendary Belgian EBM supergroup, The Klinik.
On Concrete Jungle, Ivens’ signature growled and unheimlich vocals carry over from The Klinik into this project, but don’t quite dominate proceedings as strongly as before, which is all good with us. Here, the vocals are tempered and more diverse, sometimes coming on in his classic vein, but also diffused and mixed deeper into the matrix of his hard-edged yet stoically funked-up productions, and sharing space with Wendy Van Dusen ov Neither/Neither World.
Additionally, the 2nd disc contains Dive’s handful of cover versions of Joy Division, Kraftwerk, Wire, Martin Rev, and Fad Gadget taken from Extended Play , plus the cranky rarity Homeless from the Elektrauma compilation, and a grip of thistly winners that previously only appeared on the CD version of Dive’s First Album
RIYL. Silent Servant, Broken English Club, Helena Hauff