音乐厂牌:Hypnotic (CLP 9936-2)
音乐类型:Dark Ambient, Industrial
发行版本:1997 Re-release (1987 Originally)
这张专辑对Delerium本身来说是意义重大的,这是一次成功的尝试,他们在1987年成功的发行了第一张专辑<Faces Forms and Illusions>. 首先我要纠正一下,这张专辑乐风并不是某些网友所说的摇滚,金属之类.它是一张典型的Electronic,Ambient(也就是电子与氛围)专辑.如果放大了说,也就是先进比较流行的DJ舞曲,Chill out一路的乐风.它最大的特点应该是其极强的节奏感和音效感.好了不多说,笔者就顺便提几句而已.
Delerium乐队是由Rhys Fulber，Bill Leeb组成的。这支乐队采集了世界上最不寻常的声音作为其音乐的核心（例如在加拿大的范库弗峰寻找灵感），并用它们来制作音乐的采样，分析模仿成为Bass乐谱等等。乐队虽然以这种世界化的曲风不断完善着自己的创作，但是最终他们没有成为一支世界音乐乐队，而是成为了一支风格偏向氛围化的电子乐队。
就Delerium的音乐本身来看，他们更加偏向于由Ibiza的Cafe del Mar倡导的Chill Out风格。只是由于乐队成员先前的摇滚经历使得他们在把握情绪上增加了一些更能够让人找到冲动的理由和途径。他们的Bass Line一般都会铺得比较厚实，而且键盘的程序也会做得更重，从节奏上把握住缓拍中最深沉的部分使得人们轻易进入他们的氛围环境。
他们区别于其他Chill Out乐队最明显的地方就是融合了大量的民族音乐元素。而在融合民族元素的电子音乐之中，更多的体现是在Lounge风格之中。Lounge音乐更多地是表现一种室内的舒适感，而Delurium的音乐则大不相同，强调表现宏大的自然景象。同样，Delerium明确地把自己的路拓宽到DJ方向，类似Paul Oakenfold，Tiesto等大牌DJ及舞曲制作人都乐于对 Delerium的作品进行Remix。
To further expand their digital exploration and satisfy their alter egos Leeb and Fulber created Delerium a seemingly darker, atmospheric, instrumental side to their FLA. Faces, Forms and Illusions is their first installment for the side project.
1. Monuments of Deceit 4:17
This first track is a good representation for the whole album. Consisting of somewhat heavy bass drum with random clacks and hits. Gregorian chants and synths give this song dark untone.
2. Mecca 4:21
A strong bass line starts out with three variations of strings that follow up. Samples and noises are scattered about. It a more upbeat sci-fi sound.
3. Inside the Chamber 6:19
This track opens with a helicopter sample which spacey sound and sample follow. More sharp noises and simple synth line pop up here and there. This song is REALLY atmospheric. The samples and sound effects make it worth listening to.
4. Sword of Islam 4:12
You know those delerium songs that literally start from nothing and slowly build up to something grand? Well here's Delerium's first one. Beginning with simple synths and delays it builds up to strings aboriginal samples drums and ensembles.
5. New Dawn 4:52
A spacey intro is met with water samples, forest horns and chimey sound effects. This track is simple but sounds lush, very calming to listen to like running water. Not as dark as the others.
6. Certain Trust 5:09
Great melodic synth, you can really feel Rhys at work here. Some west indian female samples with the addition of a simple break beat to add to the flavour.
7. Strangeways 5:16
Another strongly ambient track held together with noises, samples and an almost irritating militia drum beat. Not much dimension to this one.
8. Subvert/Wired Archives/Sieg of Atrocity 19:56
Twenty minutes of three songs that could easily hold their own. To this day I don't know why there mixed together. Subvert is an eerie track. It combines the harshness and darkness with somewhat pretty synths and strings. Wired Archives tends to give off the FLA feel with a straight drum, synth bass and political samples. Sieg of Atrocity despite the title is damn nice track. Melodic synths and 'baby bells' give a more welcoming feel. A strong bass and snare build up and more political samples end this lengthy track.
9. Dark Star 10:03
Bonus track on Hypnotic re-release.
.- Double click to listen.(双击用foobar2000播放,已内嵌CUE,建议不要解压)
.- change the .WV extension to .RAR to decompress.(删除后缀改为rar或zip即可实现解压,内含CVRS,详情见二楼截图)
Format: WavPack (playable ZIP) - CUE, LOG, Covers embedded [326 MB] Thanks to a-one
01. Monuments Of Deceit (4:17)
02. Mecca (4:21)
03. Inside The Chamber (6:19)
04. Sword Of Islam (4:12)
05. New Dawn (4:52)
06. Certain Trust (5:09)
07. Strangeways (5:16)
08. Subvert/Wired Archives/Seig Of Atrocity (19:56)
09. Dark Star (10:03)