Dennis Diken with Bell Sound "Late Music" reviews:

Chicago Sun Times Review 10/25/09

New Jersey Monthly article 10/20/09

The Virginian-Pilot review 10/14/09 - Pop music lessons with a Smithereen: Dennis Diken goes solo

NPR ( - Dennis Diken's Rich And Vibrant 'Late Music

MOG - Great Power Pop From Dennis Diken with Bell Sound

Cincinnati City Beat


Independents Uncovered - Go On A Trip Without Taking LSD

iF Magazine - CD Review


Addicted To Vinyl - New Music: Dennis Diken with Bell Sound


Sonic Boomers - Bentley's Bandstand

MUSOSCRIBE: Bill Kopp’s music blog

Compact Reviews of This Week's Compact Discs, For Those Who Still Care #5

Daggerzine 2009 Reviews


BULLZ-EYE, EAT SLEEP DRINK MUSIC - album review, 9/24/09

allmusic review

Pighshit By Gary Pig Gold - DENNIS DIKEN and his BELL SOUND - "Late Music"

Dennis Diken and Gary Pig Gold (interview)

Mayers Playlist for August 2009, part 1

Kudos & Flowers: Dennis Diken and Bell Sound: Pure Pop for Now People, by Paula Sartorius

Review by Bill Kopp on

Wesley Britton's Entertainment Scrapbook

Lee Zimmerman review

Comments from Fred Mills:
"If ever there were a 10-star pop (“psych”-, “power”- or otherwise) album this year, Late Music just may be the one. Critical hype? Nope — it’s that jawdroppingly good. In a glorious wash of lush guitar-keyboard interplay, USDA grade-A percussion and intricate vocal harmonies, Diken and DiBella effortlessly summon images of classic British Invasion (Who, Zombies, Move) and its mid-‘60s SoCal analogue (Beach Boys, Byrds, Love). And it’s not like they’re self-consciously aiming for a vintage vibe, either; listening to the record all the way through, the impression you come away with is these guys simply dream in Technicolor and this is the soundtrack to those dreams."

Fred Mills Blurt Magazine
WFMU DJ Irwin writes:
"Listening now. What a fabulous album. Every song is a gem. The highest tribute I can pay is that this album is TOO GOOD for any major label.

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