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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Delerium Discography Tracks

Albums

Delerium - Faces, Forms And Illusions album art Delerium Faces, Forms And Illusions (Album) Dossier Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Delerium - Morpheus album art Delerium Morpheus (Album) Dossier Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Delerium - Syrophenikan album art Delerium Syrophenikan (Album) Dossier Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Delerium - Stone Tower album art Delerium Stone Tower (Album) Dossier Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Delerium - Spiritual Archives album art Delerium Spiritual Archives (Album) Dossier Germany 1991 Sell This Version
Delerium - Spheres II album art Delerium Spheres II (Album) Dossier Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Delerium - Semantic Spaces album art Delerium Semantic Spaces (Album) Nettwerk Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Delerium - Spheres album art Delerium Spheres (Album) Dossier Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Delerium - Karma album art Delerium Karma (Album) Nettwerk Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Delerium - Poem album art Delerium Poem (Album) Nettwerk US 2000 Sell This Version
Delerium - Chimera album art Delerium Chimera (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk US 2003 Sell This Version
Delerium - Nuages Du Monde album art Delerium Nuages Du Monde (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk US 2006 Sell This Version
Delerium - Voice: An Acoustic Collection album art Delerium Voice: An Acoustic Collection (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk Canada 2010 Sell This Version
Delerium - Remixed: The Definitive Collection album art Delerium Remixed: The Definitive Collection (Comp) Nettwerk US 2010 Sell This Version
Delerium - Music Box Opera album art Delerium Music Box Opera (Album) Nettwerk Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Delerium - Rarities & B•Sides album art Delerium Rarities & B•Sides (Album, Comp) Nettwerk China 2015 Sell This Version
Delerium - Mythologie album art Delerium Mythologie (Album) Metropolis US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Delerium - Euphoric album art Delerium Euphoric (EP) Third Mind Records, Third Mind Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
Delerium - Incantation album art Delerium Incantation (Single) Nettwerk Canada 1994 Sell This Version
Delerium - Flowers Become Screens album art Delerium Flowers Become Screens (Single, EP, Maxi) Nettwerk 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
Delerium - Duende album art Delerium Duende (Single) Nettwerk America US 1997 Sell This Version
Delerium - Euphoria (Firefly) album art Delerium Euphoria (Firefly) (Single, Maxi) Nettwerk US 1997 Sell This Version
Delerium - Silence album art Delerium Silence (Single, Maxi, EP) Nettwerk UK 1999 Sell This Version
Delerium - Heaven's Earth (Remix By Matt Darey) album art Delerium Heaven's Earth (Remix By Matt Darey) (Maxi, Single, EP) Synthetic Symphony UK 2000 Sell This Version

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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 12 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 12 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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