DISSONA – Exclusive Full Band Playthrough of “Lysis”

I’m not sure exactly how to classify Dissona, except that maybe they should change their name to Consona, considering how melodic and not at all dissonant their music is. It’s reminiscent of a tighter and proggier version of the clean singing portions of Borknagar. Metal keyboard warrior genre definitions aside, Dissona are sick.


The band commented on their new album:

“We are incredibly proud of Paleopneumatic. It is the culmination of years of agonizing, hard work and consequently our most fully realized production to date. We hope Paleopneumatic can mean as much to you as it does to us.”

DISSONA formed from the ashes of a previous band involving Matt Motto, David Dubenic, and Craig Hamburger. David and Craig come from a mostly classical and extreme metal background while Drew and Matt bring in additional elements of jazz experience and other more eclectic music. Since DISSONA’s inception, they have approached writing music to always be experienced as an album, a package of disparate influences and moods meant to achieve a unified whole. This melting pot of influences has gradually coalesced since the writing of their earliest material, through the defining Dissona album, and now into its most complete form with Paleopneumatic. Seven years in and a multitude of mostly memorable gigs later DISSONA have found what they initially set out to achieve.

We are lucky to host this exclusive full band playthrough of their song Lysis, off their brand new album Paleopneumatic, which is available now.

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