The Opir project is an outlet for political, social, and economic opinions on some of today’s most difficult issues. The project exists to create intricate, articulate, powerful music that has strong messages. Smart, appropriately angry political music.
The debut album deals with some of the most pressing issues in America and of our time and how they came to be: the rise of the new Republican party and its dangerous mix of ideas; the weakness and servility of the Democratic party, along with its inability to properly serve as a check on Republican power; the disastrous war in Iraq; the failed Drug War; the perniciousness of domestic terrorist and militant groups; the increasing power of the media, and how it largely lost its way as a check on corporate and government power; our toxic combination of Neoliberal Market Fundamentalist economic policies, Corporatism, and Crony Capitalism; and the strengthening of the surveillance state and the difficult balancing act between security and liberty. It's an album for a very divided nation at a serious crossroads in its history.Full album release of America: 25 years in review (1983-2008) is available on iTunes, Amazon, and many others.
About the album America: 25 years in review, including links to song lyrics and explanations.
The video for A Graveyard of Elephants is now on YouTube.