Character assassination 03 / 09
Character Assassination is the second release in a series of EPs from Scissor Sister guitarist, Del Marquis. The EP will be released on March 3rd by Embryoroom Multimedia Group.
The first in the series, the Hothouse EP, was released in December 2008. Character Assassination showcases another side to Marquis’ talents and offers a greatly different collection of songs from the Hothouse EP.
The themes of the songs on Character Assassination reflect the music’s diversity, and Marquis delves into such off-the-beaten-track subjects as the thin line between happiness and despair (Character Assassination), the thoughts of a murderer and their victim in a nightclub (Raise The Level) and the fragile state of the human ego (Harmony Park).
The EP features a host of impressive guests, with Vula and Sharlene from Basement Jaxx on Raise The Level and Joan Wasser (otherwise known as Joan As Police Woman) on Untitled.
Also included are two ‘Shadow’ tracks by Embryoroom and Marquis. These tracks re-envision the idea of the remix as complete reinterpretations of the tracks Character Assassination and Raise The Level. From production to instrumentation, the Shadows present a darker and decidedly less pop approach to the songs.
As before, Character Assassination will be released alongside the latest installment of digital motion ‘Intersodes’ which will come in an episodic form with each EP.
The second Intersode, Chamber of Aversion, picks up where we first left Viz, the character played by Marquis. In the midst of his abduction, we follow Viz through a dark world where he is examined physically and electronically, emotionally and psychologically.