Nuages de Monde - Delerium
For twenty years, Delerium have been creating imaginary soundscapes, where the world’s most beautiful voices float between global music, new age electronics and modern classical. The fifth album from the Vancouver duo of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber is called Nuages de Monde or ‘Clouds of The World’. It includes some fabulous vocal collaborations with the gothic female choir, Mediaeval Baebes, Juno-winning Punjabi singer, Kiran Ahluwalia and the sensational Armenian soprano, Isabel Bayrakdarian Bay-rack-DAR-ee-an. The cover art of Nuages Du Monde depicts an exotic city adrift in the clouds and it’s an accurate portrayal of what the ‘mind’s eye’ sees as you listen to this album. Messers Leeb and Fulber may have trouble convincing fans of their other major project, industrial noise mongers, Front Line Assembly to visit the ‘light side’ but global groovers will find some entrancing textures and seamless chilled beats on this disc.