Dissidents is an electronic music duo based outside Baltimore. We strive to create a holistic listening experience by
crafting thickly layered soundscapes that combine eletronic elements and traditional composing techniques. The result is our
deliberately raw, experimental sound that we simply call "Psychocosmic". Not content to be pigeon-holed into one specific
type of electronic music our tracks range from soft and laid back, to world influenced jams, to in your face synth fests.
Dissidents(or Cog Dis for short) was formed in 2003 as a simple collaboration between Rev R, a DJ and SHPX, a classically
trained pianist. The Dissidents combine R's knowledge of beats and intuitive ear with SHPX's vast knowledge
of music theory.
name Cognitive Dissidents comes from the name of a nightclub in William Gibson's "All Tomorrows Parties". After
much discussion and a few beers, we decided that it was the perfect name to describe our attitudes toward music
and hint at what we try to create.
We count many artists of various
genres as influences to the "Psychocosmic" sound. Considering them more background rather than something to emulate. Among
Cog Dis' influences are: Delirium, Deep Forest, Enigma, Moby, The Chemical Brothers, Apollo 440, Project Phenix, Depeche Mode,
Beck, all forms of Classical and Jazz music, and underground electronic music.of all types.