|1. Flowers Become Screens|
|5. Consensual Worlds|
One last thought: As a longtime fan of Front Line Assembly (which is how I learned of Delerium), the popularity of the recent Delerium albums is astounding. If you are curious about what Bill and Rhys were known for back in the 80s, check out their re-released FLA ablums State of Mind or Corrorded Disorder. And if you just love the newer Delerium ablums, you might also like the newer FLA material like Epitaph. It's more agressive, and the lyrics are pretty silly at times, but it can be a fun ride.
Then, a few weeks ago I saw them live. I became converted, and really began to enjoy their singing material. Though, I knew just because it sounded good in an energetic live setting, that didn't mean that I would like it on CD. I finally broke down, and picked up a copy of "Semantic Spaces". This is definitely the transition album. It only has two songs with lyrics, and one of those is "Flowers Become Screens", which is very hard to resist. Kristy Thirsk has a wonderful voice with a powerful range, and carries the song well. The instrumentals are not the expansive landscaped of the previous albums. They're a bit more poppy, but I was able to get into them.
At the end of the day, if you're a fan of the old Delerium and Frontline Assembly, and have been hesitant to get into the newer and prettier material, this is definitely a safe place to start. I can't stop listening to it. I'm hooked.