During this experimental time period, Chris’s unique combination of synth-pop, new wave, and electro musical stylings unquestionably contributed to the dramatic increase in video sales. In fact, it soon became common knowledge among industry insiders that many consumers were purchasing and viewing films strictly “for the music.”
Astoundingly, during these creative years, Chris — still not yet old enough to legally purchase and/or view said movies — was oblivious to the recognition he was receiving for his hard work. Fame (realized or not), however, came with a price. Royalty checks were often wholly distributed to managers and agents, or simply “lost in the mail.”
Just as Chris was coming into majority age, the adult entertainment industry was moving on to a new era of background music — copycat producers simply mimicking top 40 radio in an attempt to appeal to the commercial tastes of the general population. With no interest in sacrificing his creative principles, or keeping such company simply for the almighty dollar, Chris shed his D’Crescendo identity.
Now, without his primary source of revenue, Chris entered a particularly low period, producing background instrumental tracks for The Weather Channel (during local forecast segments) as well as several Washington, D.C. area cable pay-per-view “previews” stations. Even in these lowly forums, Chris’s work did not go unnoticed. One viewer — a prominent (religious-themed) film director — took notice and signed Chris to compose soundtracks for a series of straight-to-video productions. While seemingly unfamiliar territory, these films essentially embodied the bad acting of adult video — minus the sex scenes. Chris brought a sound to these films never heard before. Noted underground GXN (“Gangsta Christian”) rapper Geto Deacon was inspired to the point that he constructed his debut solo album almost entirely on a foundation of (unauthorized) Chris Price samples.
Recently, while re-visiting his 80’s-90’s original D’Crescendo master tapes, Chris was inspired to produce an album of original material…paying homage to the music he loved — this time with vocals. Now, having meticulously crafted 12 tracks of “post-pop,” Chris Price embarks on a new stage in his music career with the 2007 release of POST POP PARADE.
Edited by cprice on 9 Oct 2007, 18:33
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