Delerium

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Side-project of Front Line Assembly members Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber, formed 1986. Originally releasing voiceless industrial soundscapes with militant drumming, Delerium gained wide recognition with a shift towards ethnic electronica and New Age influences in a similar manner to Enigma (of "Sadeness" fame) but with less Gregorian chanting. This period created their chart-topping single "Silence" (feat. Sarah McLachlan), which garnered significant attention after being remixed by various trance acts. Delerium have operated mainly as an electro pop band since then, featuring many famous female and male vocalists.
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ST 7558 Delerium - Faces, Forms, And Illusions album art Delerium Faces, Forms, And Illusions (Album) Dossier ST 7558 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
DLP 7561 Delerium - Morpheus album art Delerium Morpheus (Album) Dossier DLP 7561 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
DLP 7563 Delerium - Syrophenikan album art Delerium Syrophenikan (Album) Dossier DLP 7563 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
DCD 9033 Delerium - Spiritual Archives album art Delerium Spiritual Archives (Album) Dossier DCD 9033 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 9024 Delerium - Stone Tower album art Delerium Stone Tower (Album) Dossier DCD 9024 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
DCD 9060 Delerium - Spheres II album art Delerium Spheres II (Album) Dossier DCD 9060 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
DCD 9053 Delerium - Spheres album art Delerium Spheres (Album) Dossier DCD 9053 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CW2 30092 Delerium - Semantic Spaces album art Delerium Semantic Spaces (Album) Nettwerk CW2 30092 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
SPV 085-61352 P Delerium - Karma album art Delerium Karma (Album) Nettwerk SPV 085-61352 P Germany 1997 Sell This Version
0 6700 30165 2 0 Delerium - Poem album art Delerium Poem (Album) Nettwerk 0 6700 30165 2 0 US 2000 Sell This Version
0 6700 30306 2 1 Delerium - Chimera album art Delerium Chimera (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk 0 6700 30306 2 1 US 2003 Sell This Version
none Delerium - Nuages Du Monde album art Delerium Nuages Du Monde (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk none US 2006 Sell This Version
none Delerium - Remixed: The Definitive Collection album art Delerium Remixed: The Definitive Collection (Comp) Nettwerk none US 2010 Sell This Version
0 6700 30850 2 1, 30850 2 Delerium - Voice: An Acoustic Collection album art Delerium Voice: An Acoustic Collection (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk 0 6700 30850 2 1, 30850 2 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
none Delerium - Music Box Opera album art Delerium Music Box Opera (Album) Nettwerk none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
4897028497099 Delerium - Rarities & B•Sides album art Delerium Rarities & B•Sides (Album, Comp) Nettwerk 4897028497099 Taiwan 2015 Sell This Version
MET 1000 Delerium - Mythologie album art Delerium Mythologie (Album) Metropolis MET 1000 US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TM 9262 Delerium - Euphoric album art Delerium Euphoric (EP) Third Mind Records, Third Mind Records TM 9262 UK 1991 Sell This Version
W2-3080 Delerium - Flowers Become Screens album art Delerium Flowers Become Screens (Single, EP, Maxi) Nettwerk W2-3080 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
NTPRO 04 Delerium - Incantation album art Delerium Incantation (Single) Nettwerk NTPRO 04 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
NTPRO-02 Delerium - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / Incantation album art Sarah McLachlan / Delerium Sarah McLachlan / Delerium - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / Incantation(CD, Single, Promo) Nettwerk NTPRO-02 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
0 6700 33091 2 7 Delerium - Duende album art Delerium Duende (Single) Nettwerk America 0 6700 33091 2 7 US 1997 Sell This Version
0 6700 33089 2 2 Delerium - Euphoria (Firefly) album art Delerium Euphoria (Firefly) (Single) Nettwerk 0 6700 33089 2 2 US 1997 Sell This Version
5 03770 39815 1 5 Delerium - Silence album art Delerium Silence (Single, Maxi, EP) Nettwerk 5 03770 39815 1 5 UK 1999 Sell This Version
P33102-1 Delerium - Heaven's Earth (Remix By Matt Darey) album art Delerium Heaven's Earth (Remix By Matt Darey) (Single, Maxi, EP) Nettwerk P33102-1 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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rharris07

rharris07

April 30, 2020
Could we possibly get some reissues on vinyl for Semantic Spaces, Karma, & Poem? Those seem to be the most commercially successful. I personally would love to see a vinyl box set of all the ambient albums that preceded Semantic, but I’m sure that would be more challenging to sell through than the other three albums I mentioned. Nettwerk, if you’re listening, please give us Delerium on vinyl!

March 9, 2008
Delerium's ambient days were the best of their career. In the early nineties they produced massive, long, and mindblowing ambient music that was very atmospheric but dark. These albums were not as popular as their later Karma and Poem, but they were significantly less commercial, as both Karma and Poem featured Kirsty Hawkshaw and several other vocalists. Their style turned from dark ambient to an electronic pop music, but fans of both styles can appreciate their diversity. Personally, I preferred their older sound, but their new sound ushered in a new wave of electronic music fans, and the anthems of Silence and Innocente received much worldwide airplay.
IntelliGiant

IntelliGiant

September 22, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
One may define the stile as a chill-out, referring to the BPM, beat and used sounds, half electronic, half live. But the mood of the Delerium’s music won't let you to chill, 'cause it's uneasy, disturbed. Poets may say it's above the styles. This one may be the soundtrack to apocalypses.
Delerium's music may be compared to the sound of Orbital, but less melodic, more stress is made to the beat and unfocused disturbed prolonged sounds. The mood is almost the same through the most albums, every track is trying to express another part of an endless universe of sorrow, uneasiness and eternity.
Cassiano

Cassiano

July 4, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
Delerium should please the fans of old-school Enigma, the ones who fell like orphans ever since the shift Michael Cretu decided to give his music after "Voyageur" was released.
Their pre-1994 material is a pretty much darker goth electronica, but from "Semantic Spaces" on they found their way by mixing gregorian and tribal chants with synth beats and gorgeous female vocals.
Delerium became really known in wider audiences after the release of "Silence", song that featured Sarah McLachlan vocals and counted on various DJ remixes, including Tiësto, Airscape and Fade.

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