LOS ANGELES (Top40 Charts/ Embryoroom Multimedia Group) - 'Character Assassination' is the second release in a series of EPs from Scissor Sister guitarist, Del Marquis.
The March 2009 EP release by Embryoroom Multimedia Group is available through digital retailers including iTunes.
The first in the series, the 'Hothouse' EP, was released in December 2008 and '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 (in the title track), 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 couple 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', all making appearances.
Also included are two 'Shadow' tracks by Embryoroom and Marquis. These 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 will 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.