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Semantic Spaces

Delerium Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
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Front Line Assembly enlists Kirsty Thirsk of the Rose Chronicles for a heavenly ambient house project. Trance that bounces with beauty and energy. --Jeff Bateman

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4.0 out of 5 stars Out With the Old; In With the New March 18 2004
By eRgO
Format:Audio CD
So said Bill Leeb and his co-hort Rhys Fulber when they sat down in the studio to record this album. Banishing their Front Line Assembly meets Clock DVA sound from previous Delerium efforts, Bill and Rhys put on their Enigma hats and made a trance/dance/electro album that tries to please everyone. And they almost did, too. Though this effort turned off some fans of FLA and Delerium of old, it also made some new ones. The club hit "Flowers Become Screens" made this album a must buy for many a college clubber. The rest of the album is all well and good, with Billa and Rhys using precision programming skills and piracy to create an ethereal landscape of marvelous electronica. Though some of the songs run a little long (clocking in at 10 minutes or so), the music is just good, complex, and full enough to pull it off. Their next album Karam further capitalizes off this Enigma sound, employing the beautiful voice of Sarah McLachlan to make an insta-hit (Silence) that have Delerium an even bigger fan base. Karma is truly their masterpiece, while Semantic Spaces was their epiphany. Delerium would continue to make more poppier sounds with Poem and Chimera, two albums this reviewer can hardly listen to, especially when I can just listen to the much superior Karma or Semantic Spaces.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grrrr, It's Good...Really Good Sept. 23 2003
By Melkor
Format:Audio CD
This is a review for fans of OLD Delerium: I wanted to hate this album. I came to Delerium because I am a HUGE Frontline Assembly fan. I picked up the first several Delerium CDs and loved them. It was like Tangerine Dream for people with darker tendencies. One day a friend gave me a copy of "Poem". My first thought on hearing it was "What happened? Did Rhys and Bill go on Prozac?" It was so pretty and happy, that I wanted nothing to do with it. I wanted the dark/eerie Delerium back. I decided then that I did not like the "singing era" of Delerium's work.
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.
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The first track, Flowers Become Screen is a great opening...so errie. It creates the "lost in the woods" atmosphere. The kinda feeling that you will get when you are lost in the dark woods... and the moonlight shines onto the flowers. Suddenly the flowers begin whispering and you hear strange voices singing...
This album takes you to the strangest and darkness places where demons dwell, these demon are yearning for love and lust. They are masters of disguise. They uses beautiful voices to entrance you...
I agree with the previous reviewer who commented that delerium samples the hell out of many album but I think it's very good. Becoz it's like a world mix compliation. You can enjoy the best of everything. Delerium extracts the essence of these artistes and put them all in a huge brewer, stir well add some of their secret receipe.. and there you have the ultimate Semantic Spaces!
The only disappointment is the artwork interpretation... you wouldn't be seeing it anyway .... since you
...close your eyes and ready to be mesmerized... ...
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5.0 out of 5 stars And The Rebirth Of Delerium Begins... Aug. 31 2002
Format:Audio CD
Semantic Spaces is best describes as the 'rebirth of Delerium' for it is a new awakening from their eerie darker days. And while the album starts out rather cold and emotionless it soon escalates to some deep electronic bass lines with (for the first time ever) soaring vocals by female singer Kristy Thirsk on "Flowers Become Screens". Then comes "Metaphor" with its ancient tribal chantings amidst synthy-electronic beats and mysterious female voices that sound a lot like something you'd find on their Future Primitives side-project by Intermix. "Consensual Worlds" probably comes the closest to their older sound with a droning undervoice that drags through some downright creepy sound effects while "Incantation" is probably their most upbeat song with funky trance beats accompanied, once again, by Kristy Thirsk, who sings a lot more often on their next album, Karma. And despite the fact that Delerium samples from both Enigma and Leftfield, I find it all the more interesting to listen to with "Resurrection" being my favorite.
This (along with Karma and Poem) are highly recommended to trance and new age fans alike, so stop reading this and buy it already! You won't be disappointed, I promise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hhmmm I like it !
Delerium Music is among my favorites. This album is simply excellent. My experience with this musical group is filled with good vibrations from the minute I touch the CD player... Read more
Published on March 18 2012 by Pierre L':-)
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly marvellous.
No one compares to Delerium. And if they have to "steal" some samples from other artists to create such achingly beautiful_dreamy landscapes, let them do it. Read more
Published on May 1 2004 by "versus2k3"
4.0 out of 5 stars good but can be better
Semantic Spaces is a good album and at best, really enjoyable.
Some really enjoyable tracks in the album are "Incantation" and "Flowers become screens". Read more
Published on Jan. 9 2004 by Tommy McGee
4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD but track 9 doesn't work well!!
I love Delerium. I love this CD. But track 9 skips. I returned the CD and recieved a new one, and it still skips. Buy the CD, it's great, just don't get too attatched to track #9. Read more
Published on Oct. 20 2003 by Jennifer Mortillo-Contrano
5.0 out of 5 stars Good album, angelic vocals, fun.
A great Delerium album. Bill Leeb yet again. The album has a few "breaking points" but nonetheless holds up for a full-cd listen.
Published on July 22 2003 by M.B.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enigma + Deep Forest + Own Imagination = Delerium
I like this Delerium CD, but not as much as Enigma, Deep Forest or Amethystium. I think Delerium has parts of it's CD "copied" from Enigma, Deep Forest etc. Read more
Published on May 9 2003 by Wet Mars
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, Heavenly Ambient
The Front Line Assembly guys-Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber, along with other talents like Kristy Thirsk uses her angelic vocals in this ensemble of heavenly ambience. Read more
Published on May 4 2003 by shoutgrace
2.0 out of 5 stars It's ok, but it's not Enigma ... or FLA for that matter.
First of all, I like Enigma, and I also like Front Line Assembly (these guy's main project) but I wasn't blown away by this album for some reason. Read more
Published on Jan. 7 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Change!
This cd marks a significant turn of Delerium's style. It starts off like any delerium album, eerie vocals, different music and great 'art'. Read more
Published on Aug. 2 2002
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