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Welcome to DPD!

The DPD Project is a thematic mix-CD project created by music geeks and best friends Chris Diamond, Chris Prokop, and Michael Darpino.

Each CD in the project has a theme that ties the songs on it together. For every theme we each pick five songs that we feel best represent it. The collected fifteen songs are then mixed together in alternating order based on our last names. The songs that end up on DPD are meant to be the very best songs for their particular theme.

We write liner notes for each song to explain why we picked it for that theme. The project has grown into a sort of musical memoir over the years since music has been and still is such a huge part of our lives.

Most Recent Discs:

Title Catalog Songs Date

Instrument: Keyboards-Piano-Organs

DPD: 082


November 2nd, 2011

Song Usage in Movies and TV

DPD: 081


April 18th, 2009

Three of a Perfect Pair

DPD: 080


July 26th, 2008


DPD: 079


May 31st, 2008

Time Piece

DPD: 078


September 28th, 2007


Random DPD Pick:

by: Nurse With Wound
from: Acts of Senseless Beauty

Picked By: diamond
For: DPD: 006 - Imaginary Serial Killer Movie Soundtrack

A woman storms out of the front door of a brownstone, she's visibly upset, like she has just had an explosive argument with a lover. The street scene is New York in the fall in the most cinematic sense of the word. Steam rises from the manhole covers, streetlights create reflections on the damp, cold and abandoned city streets, randomly cast shadows block out little details and take away the familiarity that the daylight brings. This scene could go anywhere, but the minute the music kicks in, it doesn't sound like it'll end with the unknown couple making amends in the middle of the dimly lit street.
As the woman gets a little further from the house she takes a little more notice of the cold air and hunches her shoulders up a little more, buries her hands a little deeper into her pockets and the increasing speed of her clicking heels, echoes off the facades of the other houses in the neighborhood.
Whether she knows it or not she's being watched and followed; somebody is moving through the shadows, keeping their distance at first then making the in for the kill move. The woman thwarts the killer's first attempt and breaks into a run. She enters a skeletal, abandoned building and tries to hide in the darkness amongst the debris. Before long our killer is inside the building too, playing a little game of hide and seek with his intended prey. Before long he flushes her out and the chase is on again, this time he catches the woman with a swift slash of a straight razor to the throat, ending any chance for the chase to continue.
The little stops and starts in the repetitive, almost tribal, drumming are perfect for a sequence like this. It gives the woman and the viewers a chance to catch their breath. It also gives the viewers a chance to imagine that the woman will make it out alive. Which, of course, she doesn't.

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