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Klinik

Belgian pioneers of ebm and minimalist electro-industrial. Also known as The Klinik. See also Dive, Sonar, Monolith.

In 1985, Verhaeghen joined forces with two other bands, Absolute Body Control (with Dirk Ivens and Eric van Wonterghem), and “The Maniacs” (Sandy Nys) to form one “super group” Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs. This rather unwieldy name was soon dropped in favour of the shorter name “The Klinik”. Nys soon left the band to form Hybryds, followed in 1987 by van Wonterghem, leaving The Klinik as the “classic” duo of Dirk Ivens and Marc Verhaeghen. ...read more

Belgian pioneers of ebm and minimalist electro-industrial. Also known as The Klinik. See also Dive, Sonar, Monolith.

In 1985, Verhaeghen joined forces with two other bands, Absolute Body Control (with Dirk Ivens and Eric van Wonterghem), and “The Maniacs” (Sandy Nys) to form one “super group” Absolute Controlled Clinical Maniacs. This rather unwieldy name was soon dropped in favour of the shorter name “The Klinik”. Nys soon left the band to form Hybryds, followed in 1987 by van Wonterghem, leaving The Klinik as the “classic” duo of Dirk Ivens and Marc Verhaeghen.

The Klinik soon made a name for themselves with their cold and harsh ebm sound and their live shows, where both Ivens and Verhaeghen performed with their heads wrapped in gauze, wearing long black leather coats. Ivens’ hissing vocals and minimalist lyrics were complemented by Verhaeghen’s synthesizer skills and distorted trombone playing (the latter giving the music a slightly feverish sound). This however, did not last forever; after Time, an album neither member was fully pleased with, musical differences became too great, and they decided to go their separate ways.

Ivens concentrated on his own project Dive, and Verhaeghen continued as Klinik; sometimes as a solo project, sometimes with various other members. Recently, Klinik is a Verhaeghen solo project, making mostly instrumental dark ambient techno.

Most Klinik members have also been active outside the band. Ivens has been in bands such as Absolute Body Control, Dive, Sonar, and Blok 57; Eric van Wonterghem played with Ivens in Absolute Body Control, and has later been part of or collaborating with bands such as Insekt, Monolith, Dive and Sonar. « hide

Similar Bands: Absolute Body Control, Vomito Negro, Dive, Click Click, Portion Control

LPs
Dark Surgery
2004

Akhet
2003

Sonic Surgery
2002

Blanket of Fog
1998

Awake
1996

Stitch
1995

To The Knife
1995

Contrast
1993

3.5
1 Votes
Braindamage
1992

States
1991

Time
1991

4.5
1 Votes
Face to Face - Fever
1989

Face to Face
1988

Plague
1987

Melting Close
1986

Sabotage
1985

EPs
Brain
1994

Black Leather
1990

Insane Terror
1989

Fever
1988

Fear
1988

Walking With Shadows
1986

Pain and Pleasure
1986

Live Albums
Live at Wave Gotik Treffen
2004

Live
1993

Compilations
Box
1989

The Klinik
1988

Melting Close + Sabotage
1987

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