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 Faces, Forms, And Illusions — Delerium Delerium Faces, Forms, And Illusions (Album) Dossier ST 7558 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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(none) Morpheus — Delerium Delerium Morpheus (Album) Dossier (none) Germany 1989 Sell This Version
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DLP 7563 Syrophenikan — Delerium Delerium Syrophenikan (Album) Dossier DLP 7563 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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DCD 9033 Spiritual Archives — Delerium Delerium Spiritual Archives (Album) Dossier DCD 9033 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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DCD 9024 Stone Tower — Delerium Delerium Stone Tower (Album) Dossier DCD 9024 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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DCD 9060 Spheres II — Delerium Delerium Spheres II (Album) Dossier DCD 9060 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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DCD 9053 Spheres — Delerium Delerium Spheres (Album) Dossier DCD 9053 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
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CW2 30092 Semantic Spaces — Delerium Delerium Semantic Spaces (Album) Nettwerk CW2 30092 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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SPV 085-61352 P Karma — Delerium Delerium Karma (Album) Nettwerk SPV 085-61352 P Germany 1997 Sell This Version
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0 6700 30165 2 0 Poem — Delerium Delerium Poem (Album, EP) Nettwerk 0 6700 30165 2 0 US 2000 Sell This Version
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0 6700 30306 2 1 Chimera — Delerium Delerium Chimera (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk 0 6700 30306 2 1 US 2003 Sell This Version
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none Nuages Du Monde — Delerium Delerium Nuages Du Monde (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk none Canada 2006 Sell This Version
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none Remixed: The Definitive Collection — Delerium Delerium Remixed: The Definitive Collection (Comp) Nettwerk, Nettwerk none US 2010 Sell This Version
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0 6700 30850 2 1, 30850 2 Voice: An Acoustic Collection — Delerium Delerium Voice: An Acoustic Collection (Album) Nettwerk, Nettwerk 0 6700 30850 2 1, 30850 2 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
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none Music Box Opera — Delerium Delerium Music Box Opera (Album) Nettwerk none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
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4897028497099 Rarities & B•Sides — Delerium Delerium Rarities & B•Sides (Album, Comp) Nettwerk 4897028497099 Taiwan 2015 Sell This Version
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MET 1000 Mythologie — Delerium Delerium Mythologie (Album) Metropolis MET 1000 US 2016 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

TM 9262 Euphoric — Delerium Delerium Euphoric (EP) Third Mind Records, Third Mind Records TM 9262 UK 1991 Sell This Version
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W2-3080 Flowers Become Screens — Delerium Delerium Flowers Become Screens (Single, EP, Maxi) Nettwerk W2-3080 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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NTPRO 04 Incantation — Delerium Delerium Incantation (Single) Nettwerk NTPRO 04 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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NTPRO-02 Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / Incantation — Delerium Sarah McLachlan / Delerium Sarah McLachlan / Delerium - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy / Incantation(CD, Single, Promo) Nettwerk NTPRO-02 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
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0 6700 33091 2 7 Duende — Delerium Delerium Duende (Single) Nettwerk 0 6700 33091 2 7 US 1997 Sell This Version
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0 6700 33089 2 2 Euphoria (Firefly) — Delerium Delerium Euphoria (Firefly) (Single) Nettwerk 0 6700 33089 2 2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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33090-2 Karma Bonus Disc — Delerium Delerium Karma Bonus Disc(CD, Single, Enh) Nettwerk 33090-2 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
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none Argonauts / Delerium Argonauts / Delerium - Sommertag / Silence (Fade Mixes)(Acetate, 12") masterpiece none UK 1998 Sell This Version

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CyberCat333

CyberCat333

September 19, 2022
There's around 80 minutes of unreleased material dropped across all the recent Metropolis re-issues of the first 7 albums. Beautiful music, but feels completely out of the context of these albums and breaks its flow. Would be nice to have these tracks as a separate release or as an extra bonus disk to the re-issues, and each album would fit on 2LP with etched side D then.
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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!
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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 16 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 16 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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