DELERIUM is a Canadian electronic band that formed in 1987, originally as a side project of the influential industrial music act Front Line Assembly. Over the past three decades DELERIUM, spearheaded by front man Bill Leeb, has presented a broad spectrum of styles, ranging from downtempo ambient trance and voiceless industrial soundscapes to electronic pop music, enlisting various vocalists, producers, musicians and collaborators. Primary producers and musicians Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber worked for two years to create “Mythologie”, while delving further than ever before into new sounds and styles.
DELERIUM is best known for their worldwide hit "Silence" with Sarah McLachlan. The single went to #1 in 5 countries and is touted as one of the greatest trance songs of all time. DELERIUM has worked with Tiesto, Niels van Gogh, Seven Lions, Airscape, Above and Beyond and a host of other prominent industry producers and remixers. After a long stay on Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group, this is the band’s first release on US label, Metropolis Records. Notable UK artist, Dave McKean, contributes a spectacular cover art image that evokes a quite fitting “romantically apocalyptic” image. McKean has worked extensively with Leeb on Front Line Assembly covers in the past, but this is the first time a DELERIUM album cover has been created by the well-known illustrator and graphic artist.
Newcomers to the project are JES, Phildel, Mimi Page and Geri Soriano-Lightwood, while Jaël has previsouly appreared on several DELERIUM releases. Long-time DELERIUM contributor, Leah Randi, also returns with ambient and backing vocals on two tracks. Leah is a noted bass player and vocalist having performed live with DELERIUM, as well as Pink and Abandoned Pools. She has also contributed to recordings of Front Line Assembly, Paradise Lost, and Rhys Fulber’s Conjure One project as well.
These songwriters each bring their distinctive attributes and talents to the album “Mythologie.” Stylistically unique in vocal range as well as musical influences, the lyricists seamlessly intertwine a common thread of etheral modern essence throughout each song. This 12-song album, that offers two instrumentals as well, blends DELERIUM’S signature ethereal sounds with a darker, modern edge giving listeners an intriguing and sophisticated sonic experience.
Jaël, of the acclaimed Swiss band, Lunik, has had significant success in the Swiss music industry earning one platinum, two gold awards and several #1 hits with her band Lunik. Jaël’s first solo record "Shuffle The Cards,“ produced by Eliot James (Kaizer Chiefs, Noah and the Whale), entered the Swiss charts at #2 in 2015. Over the years Jaël has gained an international following featuring on songs by DELERIUM, Schiller, Mich Gerber and others. Her previous collaboration with DELERIUM, "After All (Svensen and Gielen Remix)“ went to #1 on the UK dance charts in 2003. Jaël’s spellbinding vocals and enchanting melodies bring an inspiring and unforgettable track to “Mythologie.”
JES co-wrote and appears on two tracks for DELERIUM’S “Mythologie.” Having worked with the likes of Paul Van Dyk, BT and Tiesto, and churning out the widely-successful hit “As The Rush Comes” with her band Motorcycle, a collaboration with Gabriel and Dresden, she brings a progressive atmospheric influence to the new release. A native New Yorker, JES currently resides in Los Angeles performing and travelling extensively sharing her music with vast audiences worldwide. She frequently contributes to various musical projects and writing collaborations as well as hosting her own weekly radio mix show, “Unleash The Beat,” and is broadcasted over 80+ stations worldwide. JES recently launched her artist label, Intoneation Records, and earned a 2015 Grammy Nomination for “Hold On” in the “Best Remixed Category.”
Based in London, Phildel is a singer/songwriter and producer whose music has made its way to television screens around the world with the likes of Apple, Verizon, Expedia, Marks & Spencer and Generali featuring her music in their advertising campaigns. Phildel is an artist whose deep appreciation for music comes from an understanding of silence. The now 32 year-old songwriter, producer and arranger grew up in a household where music was forbidden. Subsequently, her sound world is a departure into the world of imagination. With no CD player, no radio and no piano at home, it was in secret, in the school’s practice room at lunchtime, that the seeds of her unique sound were sewn. Phildel contributes to two tracks on “Mythologie” with hauntingly beautiful vocals.
Mimi Page is a singer/songwriter, producer and composer born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her cinematic music and distinctive ethereal vocals have been featured in various soundtracks and scores for acclaimed films, television, and video games. In 2012 her piano-driven ballad "Butterfly,” co-written with collaborator Bassnectar, gained international attention with radio play and television placements along with guest performances across the US. In 2015, Page wrote and self-produced her second studio album "The Ethereal Blues," a follow-up to her 2013 ambient release "Requiem," which was a recurring theme on Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures." Page co-wrote and appears on four tracks for DELERIUM’S new album showcasing her airy, celestial soprano voice.
Geri Soriano-Lightwood began her career in the Chicago punk scene performing in various band incarnations. After graduating from Columbia College with a BA in Film and Video, Geri moved to Los Angeles. Soriano-Lightwood is best known for her work in the electronic music group, Supreme Beings of Leisure. As singer/songwriter of this influential trip-hop band, her sultry voice and seductive lyrics helped launch a new genre in the U.S. As co-founder and producer/director for the Internet marketing company, PixelWurld, she helped Supreme Beings of Leisure earn the epithet of the “first band to break on the internet” by creating the first purely Flash driven artist video and Website. Soriano-Lightwood lends her sultry, contralto voice and lyrical skills to a unique track on DELERIUM’s “Mythologie”
released September 23, 2016