Sonar (band)

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Origin Belgium
Genres Industrial, techno, power noise
Years active 1996–present
Associated acts Dive
Members Dirk Ivens, Eric Van Wonterghem
Past members Patrick Stevens

Sonar is a Belgian musical group. Sonar combines power noise, techno, and industrial music.[1]

Sonar was formed as a side-project of noise artist Dirk Ivens in 1996. According to, "the rhythms remind to working machines, the soundscapes to droning planes."[2] At first, Ivens employed the help of Patrick Stevens. Later, Eric Van Wonterghem joined Ivens instead.[1]

Sonar toured in Europe with Canadian music project Decoded Feedback in 2001.


Year Album Type Record label Notes
1996 Rotation Limited ed. Single Vinyl Divine Comedy Records
1996 Untitled CD, LP Daft Records
1997 On Mission Inside EP Drag & Drop Industrial
1997 Live Cassette Escape 3 Organisation
1997 Dislocated Limited ed. Single Vinyl Ant-Zen
1998 Overdose Simulation CD, LP COP International
1998 Connected Picture LP Triton
1998 Sonar vs Muslimgauze CD Daft Records With Muslimgauze
1999 Cosmic Live Rays EP CD self-released
1999 Cosmic Rays LP Hymen Records
1999 Voodoo Vision Single Picture Vinyl Triton
2000 Remote Assault CD Daft Records
2001 Parallel Friction Single Picture Vinyl Klanggalerie
2003 Volt Control CD Daft Records
2003 Volt Revisited Limited ed. 2Vinyl 10" Hands Productions
2005 Bad Man EP CD self-released
2006 Alien Overdrive CD KDX
2012 Cut Us Up CD Ant-Zen
2014 Shadow Dancers CD Sleepless Records Berlin

Music festivals[edit]

Sonar performed at:


  1. ^ a b "Sonar". Retrieved March 4, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Absolute Body Control - Biography". Retrieved March 4, 2017.