Header

DIAL

Neo-Prog • Netherlands


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Dial picture
Dial biography
Dial is a Swedish/Dutch band founded by Liselotte Hegt , Rommert van der Meer (both in Cirrha Nova) and Kristoffer Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION, DARK SUNS, LANA LANE). They began Dial as a hobby & a way to work on music outside their respective bands. But in the fall of 2003, with Gildenlöw leaving Pain of Salvation, Hegt & van der Meer out of Cirrha Niva, it became a more serious enterprise.
With the three working out musical ideas, they recorded their first demo at home in 2005. Producer Devon Graves was contacted in 2006, and after hearing their re-recorded & re-mixed demo, joined them to help produce their debut.

They wrote and recorded their debut album first before any label deal, so as to follow their intention to make music they liked without any compromises. Thus, once they went about sending it around as a completed work to record labels, it was, in the band's words, a case of take it or leave it . Signing to Progrock Records, the debut was released in 2007.

Describing themselves as a mix of alternative, rock, and progressive, they stand as an example of today's breed of Neo Prog.

See also:

- Pain of Salvation

Dial official website

DIAL MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

DIAL forum topics / tours, shows & news


DIAL forum topics Create a topic now
DIAL tours, shows & news
No topics found for : "dial"
Post an entries now

DIAL Videos (YouTube and more)


Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to DIAL

Buy DIAL Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Medium 21 - Killings From The Dial CD USD $4.58 Buy It Now 55m 43s
Bobby Fischer All Together/Lonely City 45 RPM Dial Records VG+ USD $25.00 Buy It Now 1h 16m
MIDWAY STILL Dial Square JAPAN CD album USD $15.30 Buy It Now 1h 29m
King Floyd Can You Dig It? / Learning To Forget You 7" Dial 1974 Nashville VG+ USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1h 34m
Dial M-A-C-E-O Maceo Parker Audio CD USD $25.00 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Ball, Andrea Dial Tone CD USD $3.88 Buy It Now 2h 10m
Heatwave - Boogie Nights/All You Do Is Dial (45,1976) USD $2.25 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Synchronized - Dial (2007, CD New) USD $14.86 Buy It Now 2h 50m
Ing Dial: An Operock CD USD $4.51 Buy It Now 3h 13m
JEAN KNIGHT-Jesse Joe (You Got To Go)-Soul & Funk Promo 45-DIAL #D-1026 USD $9.99 [0 bids]
4h 12m
Dial - Synchronized [CD New] USD $12.45 Buy It Now 4h 17m
REEL TO REEL FERRANTE & TEICHER DIAL "M" FOR MUSIC - 7½ USD $9.99 Buy It Now 4h 54m
DIAL M Dial M C25Y0047 LP Bb6625 USD $2.99 [0 bids]
5h 14m
CHARLIE PARKER CHARLIE PARKER ON DIAL VOL. 4 ITJ50004 LP Cb8185 USD $0.99 [0 bids]
5h 28m
RARE Charlie Parker Sextet 33 RPM Dial 203 10" Jazz Miles Davis JJ Johnson USD $34.00 [5 bids]
5h 36m
Never Enough Time by Dial-7 (CD, Oct-1998, Warner Bros.) ** NEW ** USD $3.99 Buy It Now 6h 25m
Joe Tex He Who Is Without Funk Cast The First Stone DIAL-6100 VG+ USD $9.95 Buy It Now 6h 59m
ROSAURA SOTO y Su NUEVO TRIO Triunfun LATIN LP DIAL USD $8.99 [0 bids]
8h 18m
Dial 3 For Northern Soul [CD New] USD $16.43 Buy It Now 9h 34m
Sun Dial- Reflector- promo- used cassette tape- nice condition USD $4.50 Buy It Now 9h 39m
GOTTHARD - DIAL HARD 1993 CD BMG WHITESNAKE KROKUS PINK CREAM 69 PRETTY MAIDS USD $9.50 [1 bids]
11h 40m
Dial J For Jazz - Armstrong Jeune (2010, CD New) USD $15.09 Buy It Now 12h 4m
Dial 3 For Northern Soul (CD Used Very Good) USD $14.43 Buy It Now 12h 8m
Dial 3 For Northern Soul (2010, CD New) USD $14.93 Buy It Now 13h 15m
Groovy Galactic - Dial Se7en JAPAN CD 2001 12trk TOCP-65697 USD $17.41 Buy It Now 13h 35m
Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy and Dial Sessions CD (2001) USD $122.59 Buy It Now 14h 9m
THE BACK BAG dial my number 8000 2006 I german 1985 12" PS VG/EX USD $15.83 Buy It Now 17h 12m
KING FLOYD-CAN YOU DIG IT/LEARNING TO FORGET YOU DIAL D-1027 NM 45 USD $8.98 Buy It Now 18h 15m
Joe Tex You Need Me Baby/ Baby Be Good Dial 4086 Excellent Condition 1968 7" R USD $5.00 Buy It Now 18h 34m
1976 Heatwave All You Do Is Dial / Boogie Nights Epic 8-50370 45RPM 7" Vinyl USD $2.95 [0 bids]
20h 10m
RARE DIAL LP Jimmie Davis It's In My Heart Dial 5155 USD $200.00 Buy It Now 20h 45m
DIAL 100 BAPPI LAHIRI LP Record Bollywood Hindi In HEAR RARE-835 MUSIC EHS USD $50.00 Buy It Now 21h 4m
Set The Dial - Tusk Black New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping USD $17.75 Buy It Now 21h 15m
2005 Misinformants "Misinformed" CD!! Genetic Soil Dial81 Skrapz Detroit Hip-Hop USD $10.00 Buy It Now 23h 32m
Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love - Dial -Orig / N/SOUL USD $38.32 [0 bids]
23h 35m
GROOP THERAPY w/Gary Dial:Ronnie,Ronnie-I've Got To Leave This World-U.S.7" Lisa USD $648.98 Buy It Now 23h 58m
The Boys (Dial My Heart) Voc & Instru (Motown MO53301) 7" 45 G 1988 R&B Soul USD $5.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Medium 21 Killings From The Dial USD $3.05 Buy It Now 1 day
NEW SEALED Digable Planets "Dial 7" 1995 12" Single Record Vinyl LP Y-58289 RS38 USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Allman Joys Dial 6005 Early Allman Brothers Duane Gregg USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Mark And Martha Article & Picture(s) Entitled Dial 'M' For Muder USD $9.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Groovy Galactic - Dial Se7en (2001, CD New) USD $24.46 Buy It Now 1 day
DIGGIN' FOR SOUL 'Challenge-Dial-Hickory' - 25 VA Tracks USD $18.95 Buy It Now 1 day
DIAL 3 FOR NORTHERN SOUL 'Challenge-Dial-Hickory' - 24 VA Tracks USD $18.95 Buy It Now 1 day
CHARLIE PARKER QUINTET On Dial Vol 4 SPOTLITE 1972 UK press FREE UK POST USD $16.25 Buy It Now 1 day
HARRY DIAL Wedding Day Blues / I Like What I Like Like R&B 78 RPM RECORD USD $100.00 Buy It Now 1 day
HEATWAVE ALL YOU DO IS DIAL DWQ6035 EP wm1125 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
THE J. J. JOHNSON QUINTET DIAL J. J. 5 SOPZ11 LP Cd1298 USD $2.99 [0 bids]
1 day
DEXTER GORDON The Dial Sessions ULS1547V LP Ce7154 USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
THE J. J. JOHNSON QUINTET DIAL J. J. 5 SOPZ11 LP Ce7206 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
THE J. J. JOHNSON QUINTET DIAL J. J. 5 SOPZ11 OBI LP Ce6351 USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Dial 16 WINX "Presents 16 All-Time Favorites Vol. 1" TAKE SIX RECORDS LP VARIOUS USD $7.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOE TEX PROMO DIAL 45 / THAT'S THE WAY USD $4.99 [0 bids]
1 day
SUN DIAL Overspill 4 track original UFO 1991 UK 12" EP NEW retro psych USD $13.99 Buy It Now 1 day
(587N) My Robot Friend, Dial Zero - DJ CD USD $4.58 Buy It Now 1 day
Sun Dial * by Sun Dial (CD, Mar-2010, Shrunken Head ... USD $15.85 Buy It Now 1 day
TEX,JOE DIAL 6002 I GOTCHA M- ST CO USD $15.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial M For Duck - Muck & Mires (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $21.79 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial Tone - Steve Adamyk (Vinyl Used Very Good) USD $20.01 Buy It Now 1 day
Charlie Parkers - Collectors Items, Dial 904, Jazz Album USD $195.00 [0 bids]
1 day
Heatwave - Boogie Nights ? All You Do Is Dial 45 rpm Epic Records VG+ 1976 USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Buddah's 360 Dial A Hit 1969 LP Pinwheel Cover NM 5039 Impressions Smoke Ring USD $42.66 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial Se7en - Groovy Galactic [CD New] USD $44.80 Buy It Now 1 day
DODO MARMAROSA-DODO'S DANCE-LP-VINYL-IMPORT-ENGLAND-THE DIAL MASTERS USD $11.89 Buy It Now 1 day
URSPRUNG s/t LP NEW VINYL Dial Pantha Du Prince Stephan Abry USD $28.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Geraint Watkins - Dial W For Watkins CD USD $16.09 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial 3 For Northern Soul CD USD $19.49 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex - S Y S L J F M - Dial Soul Northern Crossover Motown Tmg Rare Modern Fu USD $9.20 Buy It Now 1 day
Bobby Marchan - Get Down With It - Dial Soul Northern Crossover Motown Tmg Rare USD $91.96 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex - Build Your Love - Dial Records Soul Northern Crossover Motown Tmg Rare USD $9.20 Buy It Now 1 day
DIAL DISTANCE RUNNER 14-Trk CD INDIE PRESS JACQUI HAM / UT INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONIC USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
LAWRENCE - Pond - 12" USD $18.81 Buy It Now 1 day
JOST, Carsten/KASSIAN TROYER/RNDM - 2010 (II/III) - 12" USD $18.81 Buy It Now 1 day
Parker Charlie - On Dial: Complete Sessions NEW CD USD $30.77 Buy It Now 1 day
Marmarosa Dodo - On Dial:complete Sessions NEW CD USD $8.64 Buy It Now 1 day
CHARLIE PARKER - PARKER ON DIAL, VOL. 2 - SPOTLIGHTI LP USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER - PARKER ON DIAL, VOL. 3 - SPOTLIGHTI LP USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER - PARKER ON DIAL, VOL. 4 - SPOTLIGHTI LP USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER - PARKER ON DIAL, VOL. 5 - SPOTLIGHTI LP USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER - PARKER ON DIAL, VOL. 6 - SPOTLIGHTI LP USD $7.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Parker Charlie - On Dial:original Choice Takes NEW CD USD $21.24 Buy It Now 1 day
BUDDAH Dial-A-Hit LP w/ DIE-CUT WHEEL COVER Original PROMO Sampler 1969 Vinyl USD $22.00 Buy It Now 1 day
SUN DIAL Oher Way In NEO PSYCH PROG LP LTD 300 OOP USD $75.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Buddy Killen Dial 4085 Finger Lickin' USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MUCK & THE MIRES - Dial M For Muck - LP USD $24.51 Buy It Now 1 day
LEFT OF THE DIAL - 1980'S UNDERGROUND - BOX SET - NEW -OUT OF PRINT USD $95.00 [0 bids]
USD $125.00 Buy It Now
1 day
Joe Tex 45 Skinny Legs And All/Watch The One That Brings Bad News NM DIAL #4063 USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Heatwave - Boogie Nights All You Do is Dial 7" vinyl Japan single 45 ©1976 USD $23.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex 45 A Sweet Woman Like You / Close The Door EX DIAL #4022 USD $3.00 Buy It Now 1 day
The Boys- Dial my heart (1988) LP (G) 12" USD $6.46 Buy It Now 1 day
JOE TEX - I Gotcha / A Mother's Prayer - SOUL FUNK 45 Dial USD $9.99 Buy It Now 1 day
DIAL 3 FOR NORTHERN SOUL NEW CD USD $16.43 Buy It Now 1 day
BOBBY MARCHAN I Just Want What Belongs To Me/Sad Sack~R&B NORTHERN SOUL Dial 45 USD $6.99 Buy It Now 1 day
A Galicia de Maeloc by Milladoiro (CD, 1990, Dial Discos, Spain). USD $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex Spills The Beans Dial 6004 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
DIAL 1 BELA BARTOK Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion David Stone Martin LP USD $11.99 [0 bids]
1 day
The Dial Records Southern Soul Story, Various Artists, Very Good Import USD $19.94 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex Keep The One You Got / Go Home and Do It 45 vg++ '68 Soul DJ Dial 4083 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
The Game Of Life Raymond Berry Buddy Dial Jarrell McCracken W-3298 USD $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Buddah's Dial A Hit LP Various Artists Lovin' Spoonful Melanie Elephants Memory USD $9.99 Buy It Now 2 days


More places to buy DIAL music online Buy DIAL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DIAL DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DIAL shows & tickets


DIAL has no upcoming shows, according to LAST.FM syndicated events and shows feed

DIAL discography


Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help Progarchives.com to complete the discography and add albums

DIAL top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.13 | 15 ratings
Synchronized
2007

DIAL Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DIAL Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

DIAL Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

DIAL Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

DIAL Reviews


Showing last 10 reviews only
 Synchronized  by DIAL album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.13 | 15 ratings

BUY
Synchronized
Dial Neo-Prog

Review by titiopentelho

4 stars First, a little background...

Synchronized, DIAL's debut album was released in 2007. The band begun as a hobby, in 2003, but became official when Kristoffer Gildenlöw was kicked from Pain of Salvation. At the time, Romert Van Der Meer and Liselotte Hegt were already out of Cirrha Niva. Liselotte and Kristoffer married just before the band's beggining, so it was all connected.

Pain of Salvation had some of its identity(as well as part of its fans) taken away when Kristoffer left (see the difference between Scarsick and the earlyer albums). This said, it is quite normal to think that what's about to come out of the speakers when you first put "Synchronized" in your sound system is a "Pain of Salvation"-like sound.

The intriguing thing... It's not.

The first song, "Beautiful" starts with some weird metallic sounds, then with some guitar resonance at the background. Liselotte Hegt sings this song, and her voice sounds powerfull and awesome. It's mostly a hard rock piece.

Then comes "Sadness", the second song. It's sung by Kristoffer Gildenlöw (the Cello parts come from his hands as well), and there you see a little resemblance with Pain of Salvation: his voice. But that's all. The song mood is quite different from everything else. It's a mix of sadness and joy over it's parts. The keyboard themes deserve special attention when listening.

The third song is "Jewel". I read somewhere it's not a DIAL original, but a cover. Couldn't check this, though. It's got a great riff, and probably the most overdriven in the album. Liselotte's voice has less depth than in the first song, but it's still powerfull. Chorused guitars, acoustic guitar solos, filters over drums and voice, and a piano theme that you can whistle arround make this song worth a special listening.

"Candyland" is an unpredictable movement in the album. Liselotte's voice now has a sweet and childish tone in the verses, and a powerfull and loud tone in the choruses. But that is not all... The song uses almost no guitar, having almost entirely a piano backdrop for lyrics that speak of a girl's dream, with Mickey Mouse, Fred Astaire, twinkling stars and stuff like that.

Moving on, with "Green Knees"... It's a rather melancholic song, with Kristoffer's voice leading and Liselotte's voice with some weird effects in the background. The song itself is quite calm, yet sad. It may resemble a little of Pain of Salvation's style. Fingered guitar and fretless bass give the starting mood of the song, which then moves on to a little piano interlude and into a solo, with a more forte base. It's the kind of song to listen in that rainy/cloudy day, when all you want to do is walk arround.

The next song is "Hello", and it's the sixth. Interesting voice arrangements, with piano and forte intercaling in the instruments... Kristoffer and Liselotte share the voices in this track. Nothing above the average, though.

"Points of View" is an interesting piece inside the album. It's a little more happy and decompromised than the rest of the album. It's got interesting lyrics, as well as a pretty good work with voices in the choruses. Most of the song goes in a normal fashion, up to a point it gets to a strange yet interesting interlude using all voices in the band (including Romert Van Der Meer's) with a nice guitar work, and it ends calmly with th efretless bass and accoustic guitar.

"Wish it Away" is perhaps the most depressive song in the album, but still worth listening. Nice keyboards and smooth voice from Kristoffer, that later is enhanced with overdubs and Liselotte's vocals. Quite a combo. Romert's guitar deserves special attention here, it's quite expressive. Not really virtuoso... It just fits perfectly.

The next song is "Wounded" It's another strange piece, with 'backwards' effects over the keyboards and snare drum. Liselotte's voice now has a sensual tone, with a powerful pitch and some distortion. She overdubs herself into a nice voice harmony. The song ends as it begins: strange and undecyphered.

Then comes "Nature's Cruelty", a short piece made mainly with keyboards and Liselotte's voice, with a guitar showing up in some parts. It's worth listening simply by the fact that it sounds clean, spacy and beautiful.

"Childhood Dreams" is the last song, and the longest. Sung by Kristoffer, it's another piece with a sad tone, but it's brilliant. The initial mood is created simply with accoustic guitars. When the voice (or whisper) comes in, the bass backs it in melody. Lyrics are about growing up but missing childhood. Kristoffer then speaks about living the childhood dreams. This session gave me shivers when I first listened to it with my closed eyes, no light in my room. Great guitar licks through the song, and the best solo of the album at the end. A song filled with feeling.

Throughout the album, it's possible to see the effort to make the songs as clean and good as it can be. The instruments can be distiguished easily in any section, but yet are harmonic and clean. Voice harmony had a special work. The album was made to be listened clearly. Odd and confusing sessions are part of the album's experience, and well balanced with the other parts, the ones not confusing.

Also, it's possible to see few or no traces of Pain of Salvation's style during the album, which is good for the purpose of demonstrating how versatile a single musician can be.

Dial, in its debut album has shown a great potential to grow in any direction they wish to. It's a band with a lot to evolve and a lot to create. It has no limits, and it's in a good shape as of the release of this first album (at least better than most bands in their debuts).

That's why it deserves 4 stars. ---

I'm sorry for any language errors (I'm not a native), as well as the lenghth of the text and the way it's been written, if you didn't liked it (first review ever).

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password
Thanks to debrewguy for the artist addition. and to CCVP for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 1.25 seconds