Delerium Karma
Grade
B
 
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This off-shoot of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber (Front Line Assembly) is constructed of well-paced electronic sounds layered with cultural hints and ethereal female vocals. Samples of ethnic instruments and folk songs litter the tracks throughout the length of the album. Guest vocals on the album are performed by a number of female vocalists, including Camille Henderson (Duende) and Sarah McLachlan (Silence).

The strong multi-cultural feel of the album gives a great variety, changing and morphing from track to track. If you have ever listened to Dead Can Dance or Enigma, you'll find a gentle familiarity with this album. In fact, music from Dead Can Dance, among others, was sampled in the creation of this album. The final produced piece would make even sample-guru Fatboy Slim proud.

Even if you've never been a fan of Front Line Assembly or any other work that Leeb and Fulber have had their hands in, give this one a try. It's written well and comes together as one solid piece of work worth having. Though, if you're tired of Enigma and all the subsequent knock-offs, you might want to pass this one by.

- - Vane

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