I heard samples of this CD from itunes as soon as it came out and even before I bought it I already knew that I HAD to have this spectacular 2-CD set. And it is worth BEYOND every penny, I'm telling you all! Upbeat Dance remixes aren't for everyone's tastes, but I absolutely LOVE both CD's worth of music (the first disc, Solarium is the slow Chill remixes and the Delirium is the second disc of upbeat Dance remixes.)
The remixes by all of the artists are incredibly well done, ESPECIALLY Roger Sanchez's remix of "Kumbalawe," perhaps my favorite track. The Delirium disc sounds a LOT like techno, but it's like techno with the use of many more timbres, mainly with use of instruments other than just synthesizers; Congas and other percussion instruments are used on "Emballa" and "Spiritual Ritual," and the original acoustic guitar is used on "Africa." The Delirium disc is EXCELLENT to listen to while driving on the highway. The solarium disc is very relaxing to listen to, and it would be EXCELLENT "party" music if you were having guests at your place. Well hey, put the solarium disc on! I enjoy listening to these Discs not just because of their remixes, but also for its musicality and timbre.
I've always been a big Cirque Du Soleil fan and if you are too, then you MUST do yourself a favor and buy this album, NO EXCUSES. Techno lovers will also LOVE this album, especially the Delirium disc. In fact, even people who just listen to pop, rock, hip-hop, or anything commercial will find this album very distinct yet very enjoyable. I'm so addicted to it that it's not even funny. Spread the word!!!!