Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography

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 Gildenl÷w (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 Gildenl÷w 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


Dial & OattsDial & Oatts
Digital Music Prod 1990
Audio CD$18.65
$1.41 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
SUN DIAL - OTHER WAY IN 1990 UNISSUED DEMOS & OUTTAKES LIMITED EDITION UK LP USD $32.95 Buy It Now
BONOBO - DIAL M FOR MONKEY CD NEW+ USD $12.99 Buy It Now
JOE TEX - SHOW ME - US DIAL - NORTHERN SOUL USD $12.05 Buy It Now
(FR682) Medium 21, Killings From The Dial - 2003 DJ CD USD $6.02 Buy It Now
Sun Dial - Fazer 12" USD $3.62 Buy It Now 2h 37m
Gotthard - Dial Hard [CD New] USD $7.77 Buy It Now 3h 12m
DIZZY GILLESPIE,F.NAVARRO,S.BERMAN-Complete Dial Masters-Modern Jazz-CD LIKE NEW USD $25.00 Buy It Now 3h 25m
Dial Hard - Gotthard (1994, CD New) USD $12.86 Buy It Now 4h
Dial Hard by Gotthard (CD, Jan-1994, Bmg/Ariola) USD $4.24 Buy It Now 4h 32m
CASSETTE: MIDWAY STILL Dial square INDIE USD $5.42 Buy It Now 5h 9m
Rare Northern Soul ANNETTE SNELL I'll be your fool once more DIAL USD $12.05 [0 bids]
5h 40m
JOE TEX - YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT BABY - US DIAL - NORTHERN SOUL USD $30.15 Buy It Now 5h 47m
Pauli Carman ?- Dial My Number LP WHITE LABEL TEST PRESS USD $10.97 Buy It Now 6h 22m
HEATWAVE 45 RECORD-BOOGIE NIGHTS/ALL YOU DO IS DIAL..VG+ 1977 USD $2.00 Buy It Now 6h 25m
Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes - Charlie Parker New & Sealed Compact Disc USD $43.74 Buy It Now 6h 28m
SONNY CLARK DIAL S FOR BLUE NOTE BN 1570 US Mono Audiophile 200G LP USD $11.50 [4 bids]
6h 42m
History of Hitchcock Themes, Dial M For Murder Psycho Vertigo Frenzy Suspicion USD $1.81 [0 bids]
7h 5m
Dexter Gordon - Dexter Gordon On Dial-The Complete Sessions [CD New] USD $8.69 Buy It Now 7h 20m
* QUEEN Cover Dial Pop Song 4 KOREA LP USD $15.00 Buy It Now 7h 46m
SWEET Cover Dial Go Go 3 A.C.D.C - KOREA LP USD $12.00 Buy It Now 7h 46m
rare DIAL 78RPM 1037 HANK JONES USD $5.99 [0 bids]
USD $15.00 Buy It Now
7h 54m
Joe Tex 45 ONLY WAY I KNOW TO LOVE YOU / I'LL NEVER FALL IN LOVE AGAIN ~ Dial VG USD $2.10 Buy It Now 7h 55m
Gordon,Dexter - Dexter Gordon On Dial-The Complete Sessions (CD New) USD $8.21 Buy It Now 7h 57m
BOBBY MARCHAN 45 Bump Your Booty / Ain't Nothin' Wrong With Whitey DIAL #B105 USD $13.00 Buy It Now 8h
Mieneke/Kuijken,Wieland (Viola Da G Van Der Velden - Marin Marais: Dial [CD New] USD $14.61 Buy It Now 8h 20m
EFFIE SMITH 7" 45RPM DIAL THAT TELEPHONE PT 1 / PT 2 COMEDY NOVELTY DUO DISC USD $4.97 Buy It Now 8h 22m
BANDZILLA ~ Dont Touch That Dial ~ 12" Single PS USD $2.40 Buy It Now 8h 39m
LINDA CARR - Dial L For The Love Squad - 7" Single USD $2.11 Buy It Now 8h 39m
Dial M For Music Ferrante & Teicher VINTAGE Cassette Ua Ca195-g Touch Me Morning USD $39.99 Buy It Now 8h 49m
Dial M For Monkey 5021392295121 by Bonobo, CD, BRAND NEW FREE P&H USD $13.95 Buy It Now 8h 51m
CAPTAIN SKY ~ Dont Touch That Dial ~ 12" Single USD $6.02 Buy It Now 9h 11m
180g Vinyl LP + Poster SUN DIAL Reflecter NEW / MINT / SEALED SUNDIAL USD $15.67 [0 bids]
9h 16m
Joe Tex / Skinny Legs and All (1967) / Dial 45-4063 (Single, 7") / watch the one USD $1.25 Buy It Now 9h 29m
Joe Tex - Old Time Lover / I'd Rather Have You 7" 45 - Dial - 45-3020 - Rare Nor USD $64.92 Buy It Now 9h 34m
Sun Dial - Overspill 12" USD $4.83 Buy It Now 9h 35m
DIAL 3 FOR NORTHERN SOUL. NORTHERN SOUL CD. USD $7.23 Buy It Now 9h 38m
U.S. RADIO BAND DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL LP HOT DOG COVER ABCD-947 USD $7.48 Buy It Now 10h 29m
? U.S. Radio Band - Don't Touch That Dial (ABC 947) (Sealed) ('76) (Philly group USD $14.99 Buy It Now 10h 52m
Allman Joys - Early Allman Brothers Original Pressing Dial LP USD $29.99 Buy It Now 10h 59m
Re:Dial (Limited Edition) USD $36.00 Buy It Now 12h 5m
Dial J.J.5 USD $35.28 Buy It Now 12h 8m
Dial M USD $70.78 Buy It Now 12h 11m
JOE TEX: BABY, BE GOOD / YOU NEED ME, BABY 45rpm on DIAL, NEAR MINT! USD $19.98 Buy It Now 12h 31m
MOGWAI ROCK ACTION CD 2001 DIAL: REVENGE O I SLEEP USD $6.18 Buy It Now 13h 30m
CHARLIE PARKER 1974 SPOTLITE 106 MADE IN ENGLAND IMPORT LP ON DIAL VOLUME 6 / M- USD $5.95 Buy It Now 13h 52m
78 - Dial Records - Charlie Parker - Bird of Paradise / Dexterity USD $64.91 [0 bids]
13h 55m
78 - Dial Records - Charlie Parker - Bird's Nest / Dark Shadows USD $59.99 [0 bids]
13h 55m
NEW TIM CASHION - FIND US ON THE DIAL - JAPAN CD F/S USD $38.46 Buy It Now 13h 58m
QUAD s/t LP U.K. Ambient Electronica/Kraut/Neo Psych Ltd Ed. CLEAR WAX Sun Dial USD $69.99 Buy It Now 14h 5m
Sun Dial ?- Reflecter LP 180 Gram Vinyl + POSTER Psychedelic Rock Shoegaze USD $34.99 Buy It Now 14h 16m
Reflecter by Sun Dial (Music CD, Oct-1992, UFO Records) RARE DISC 017531202025 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 15h 7m
Audio CD The Complete Savoy & Dial Master Takes - Charlie Parker VeryGood USD $59.99 Buy It Now 15h 20m
Dial Maceo by Maceo Parker (CD, 2000, Acqua Records) MADE IN ARGENTINA USD $22.50 Buy It Now 15h 32m
SOUL 45 - JOE TEX - ONE MONKEY DON'T STOP NO SHOW / BUILD YOUR LOVE - DIAL 4011 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 15h 58m
MARLENE SOTELO Restless 12" Single Dial Records w/Intro Letter & Publicity Photo USD $14.99 Buy It Now 16h 39m
Left Of The Dial [CD New] USD $12.11 Buy It Now 17h 21m
NEW Dial 100 / Hum Rahe Na Hum (Audio CD) USD $21.64 Buy It Now 17h 25m
EARLY 1950's JAZZ: Red Norvo's Jam Session- Dial 903 1st Edition Pressing w/ Ear USD $248.25 Buy It Now 17h 46m
Pussy Galore Dial M for Motherf***er Rare Orig LP 1989 jon spencer royal trux ! USD $89.00 Buy It Now 17h 57m
Left Of The Dial (2003, CD New) USD $16.43 Buy It Now 18h 16m
Left Of The Dial (CD Used Very Good) USD $10.11 Buy It Now 18h 23m
ENGELBERT Don't Touch That Dial ((**NEW UNPLAYED 45 DJ**)) from 1980 USD $2.50 Buy It Now 19h 20m
LA GUITARRA MAGICA DE LAURINDO ALMEIDA 1978 DIAL FREE UK POST USD $12.79 Buy It Now 20h 26m
JOE TEX - BAD FEET..U.S DIAL USD $6.02 Buy It Now 22h 8m
JOE TEX - YOU SAID A BAD WORD..U.S DIAL USD $6.02 Buy It Now 22h 8m
J.J.JOHNSON-DIAL J.J. 5-JAPAN CD Ltd/Ed B63 USD $11.99 Buy It Now 22h 25m
Set the Dial [Digipak] by Black Tusk. USD $14.99 Buy It Now 22h 51m
The Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings 1944-1948 [Box] by Charlie Parker. USD $101.00 Buy It Now 22h 51m
Best of the Complete Savoy and Dial Studio Recordings by Charlie Parker. USD $17.99 Buy It Now 22h 52m
Steff Sulke Strings Of My Heart Dial 45 Record PSYCH USD $10.00 Buy It Now 22h 58m
Wave [5/27] by Christian Naujoks (Vinyl, May-2016, Dial) USD $32.25 Buy It Now 23h 32m
Lloyd Lindroth (Harp) - Welcome To My World (Dial Records D-2500) Used Vinyl LP USD $10.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial Square NECKLP 8 (Midway Still - 1992) (ID:14812) USD $14.15 Buy It Now 1 day
US RADIO BAND LP ALBUM DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL USD $2.84 [0 bids]
1 day
PRO ARTE QUARTET*Berg Lyric Suite*Dial 5*DSM Jacket*VG++ USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
Muck And Mires - Dial M For Muck (NEW 12" VINYL LP) USD $20.22 Buy It Now 1 day
Muck And Mires - Dial M For Muck (NEW CD) USD $13.38 Buy It Now 1 day
Johnny Barber & Rhythm Razors - Dial 000 - Mama Said 7inch, 45rpm - Singles R USD $12.89 Buy It Now 1 day
DONT TOUCH THAT DIAL: The Best of the Pomposello TV Themes...RARE CD--BRAND NEW USD $10.00 [0 bids]
USD $13.00 Buy It Now
1 day
EITHER/ORCHESTRA "Dial "E" NEW SEALED JAZZ CD USD $2.99 Buy It Now 1 day
90s Radio Favorites from Up & Down the Dial by Various Artists USD $3.96 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex What In The World 7" 45 Dial 45-4045 Vinyl USD $3.74 Buy It Now 1 day
Mad Mikki and the Scientist of Sound - Burn that dial - Risin Records - 12" USD $4.81 [0 bids]
1 day
Jack Barlow I Love Her Still/Dear Ma 45rpm Country 7" EX 1965 DIAL 4024 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Garry Dial Trio....Never is Now.....1991....new tape! USD $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
CHARLIE PARKER On Dial Volume 1 LP 1970 UK EX USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER On Dial Volume 2 LP 1970 UK EX Earl Coleman USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER On Dial Volume 4 LP 1970 UK EX USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER On Dial Volume 5 LP 1970 UK EX USD $9.99 [0 bids]
1 day
CHARLIE PARKER: On Dial, Vol. 6 LP (UK, corner bend, some cover delamination at USD $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
EITHER ORCHESTRA - Dial E ~ ACCURATE 2222 {nm} *1986* w/Roseman, Halter, Dirac USD $28.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial M for Mantra Jai Uttal Audio CD USD $26.28 Buy It Now 1 day
Dial M For Murder In Dub Style Phil Pratt/The Sunshot Band Audio CD USD $16.56 Buy It Now 1 day
10-11 Brandtson : Dial in Sounds CD (2002) USD $4.50 Buy It Now 1 day
JOE TEX - DIAL 4094 "IT AIN'T SANITARY / WE CAN'T SIT DOWN NOW" - 45 USD $17.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Left of the Dial Audio CD USD $19.73 Buy It Now 1 day
JOE TEX - LOOSE CABOOSE / MUSIC AIN'T GOT NO COLOR - ORIG. USA 1978 -DIAL LABEL USD $1.21 [0 bids]
1 day
VERY RARE The Big F DEMO CASSETTE TAPE 4 trax UNRELEASED rock BERLIN Dial M '80s USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Joe Tex NM soul/funk 45 rpm "Love Shortage" on Dial Records USD $2.00 Buy It Now 1 day
R&B PAUL CARMAN Dial My Number NM FC-40336 Shrink EB832 USD $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day

More places to buy DIAL music online Buy DIAL & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
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)

4.00 | 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
4.00 | 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 Gildenl÷w 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 Gildenl÷w (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).

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 — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives