Dissonance is the moniker for Dallas artist, Cat Hall who has been a part of the electronic scene since the early 90’s. With the start of a new year, we are being graced with the new single, “Damage” that features fellow U.S. musician, Melodywhore.
Melodywhore is the musical creator, who to great effect gives us the industrial beats while Cat Hall goes from using honey before bringing the heavier, more masculine and angrier vocals, that dominates this number.
There are no less than six remixes of “Damage” to sink your teeth into. From first to last there is ex guitarist of Lords Of Acid and current band Banishment, Joe Haze, with his futuristic, alien overlord takeover sounds, followed Adrian Halo of Machines With Human Skin with his more laid back and sexy mix.
A bit of 80s electronica arcade style vocals and funky beats with horns is the Steven OLaf mix, then it’s Jon Von Herrmann, also known as Vön On The Spectrum, giving us a swirling and thoughtful version.
Brian Carter of REVillusion does the fifth remix which feels stripped back to bare metal bones and the last remix is by Glenn Kirchner Hinkley which is pretty cool and full of clean synths with a retro feel.
“Damage 1st Assault” reminds me a lot of the classic Nine Inch Nails number, “Terrible Lie“. Cat Hall has gone for a heavier, more attacking sound for this single and has a lot of well known friends to do some great mixes for her. So check out Dissonance’s “Damage“.