From Girlie Action
Del Marquis Announces Solo EPs and Video Project
Del Marquis of Scissor Sisters will be digitally releasing a series of solo EPs the first Tuesday of every month from December through April. The EPs include collaborations with Joan As Police Woman and Basement Jaxx vocalists Vula Malinga anf Sharlene Hector. The first EP, “Hothouse”, will be released December 2. The title track addresses how gay rights were used as a divisive tool by the Bush administration and the society of fear his regime created.
Del and Embryoroom Multimedia Group have created a series of digital motion shorts will be released in an episodic form with each EP. The video project has a sci-fi edge that compliments the pop sheen of the EPs . What’s the fun of pop music if you can’t expose the seedy underbelly of it all? The initial episode that accompanies the “Hothouse” EP features the original track but future episodes will also showcase reinterpretations or Shadows of the tracks. The shorts make up the projects “Shadow” and tell a linear story. In the first video Del plays a character named ‘Viz,’ shackled as his train speeds towards an unknown destination. Why he is a prisoner and of whom remains a mystery.Viz passes in and out of consciousness, as waking and dreaming are a blur. His memory is manipulated and his identity scanned by a figure in the darkness. As Viz is identified and his visions absorbed, he seemingly becomes an image of his own fear.
The video is currently available for purchase at www.delmarquis.com and www.embryoroom.com. The EP/video bundles will be available through various online retailers starting with the first EP on December 2.