Chaos Rise Up
For years, dePrisco performed music from (or inspired by) the civil rights revolution of the 60s-70s, but he remained relatively apolitical in his own recorded music. All that is about to change. The latest album by dePrisco, Chaos Rise Up was largely inspired by the Bush years and the ways in which media - particularly digital media - have impacted our lives. Part protest rock, part anthemic social commentary, Chaos Rise Up melds a dystopian view of technology with a critical reading of our responsibility to hold ourselves accountable for it's use. The album draws from dePrisco's rhetorical, leadership and social influence studies, and reflects on the "culture wars" that have preoccupied us for the past decade. When pressed for a description of his music these days, dePrisco comments, "It may be a bit presumptuous, but the best way to describe my music right now is if Tom Waits and Beck got together with producer Dan Lanois. Since that combo is not likely to happen, I figure there is a niche for me."