Chris DeMarco latest album entitled Genetic Marker took two years to complete and is without a doubt his best work to date. It was recorded at Dreamco Music Studio and released June 2016. The cover art includes some thoughts that correlate to the album title and songs: “Where did we come from? Why are we here” Where are we headed? The answers to mankind’s eternal questions may be in our code… our lives determined by fate written eons ago. Or, are we free to alter our destiny through events… like love and war.”
The majority of the new album was written and performed by DeMarco himself, four songs were co-written with Ken Mazur (Robert Palmer Band). Other musicians who leant their talents to these recordings include; Jim Fielder (Buffalo Springfield, Blood Sweat and Tears and Neil Sedaka), Reggie Dantzler (Cosmic Dust), Brandon Thompson (The Waiting), Ethan Jones, Dave Lamar James, Kelley Lubitz and Dan O’Neill. The bonus track “Let Him Be The King” was recorded at Larabee Sound in Hollywood in 1974 and features Billy Joel, Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Dick Wagner (Alice Cooper Band), Rhys Clark (Alice Cooper Band and Freddy Fender Band) and Jim Fielder.
The resulting product is an album that any fan of classic rock will enjoy. No two songs sound alike, and all have a story to tell. It is a musical tapestry with influences of blues, reggae, country and pop. DeMarco’s vocals are close and captivating, the melodies and harmonies are inspiring. Fans of everyone from Pink Floyd, the late, great David Bowie to those who like to lay back with Fleetwood Mac – are a perfect fit for this new release.