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Spiritual Archives
Spiritual Archives
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Delerium
Title: Spiritual Archives
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Cleopatra
Release Date: 11/11/1997
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, House, Techno, Indie & Lo-Fi, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 741157015720

CD Reviews

This is "REAL" Delerium
Rocky IV | Loveland, CO United States | 06/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of all the Delerium albums I own, I'd have to say this one is my favorite. I own almost all of the older Delerium albums from "Faces Forms and Illusions" up to "Karma" and I've always been fascinated by this slower but every bit as dark and moving side project of Front Line Assembly. This is a gem. Without lyrics this album doesn't fail to tell it's own story. Each song creates it's own setting for the listener. This cd puts you into any dark, eerie place your imagination creates. Whether it's a haunted ship, a creepy forest or a formal dinner with your least favorite politician, this cd is perfect for meditation and visualization.
This is classic Delerium in Bill and Rhys's pre-(let's use popular female vocals and make more mainstream pop type music, hence making more money) era. These were the more original ideas coming from Leeb and Fulber. I don't hate the later style with more lyrics and female vocals demonstrated on "Semantic Spaces" and "Karma" but this album demonstrates more the 'roots' of Delerium. If when you think of Delerium you think of later efforts such as "Karma" or "Poem" and your not familiar with the older style, then this album will probably surprise you.
I recommend this album highly, regardless of your taste in Delerium."
For very specific tastes.
Igor Savtchenko | Long Beach, CA USA | 08/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"'Spiritual Archives' is a monument of 'early' Delerium, laden with dark ambient, isolation, nightmares, and industrial mileu. This is a very organic sonic journey that provokes a very unique imagery of an inner world and eternal antiquity. Definitely listen to samples before purchasing, this album is nothing like 'Karma', chances are, unless you are a Delerium fan or are somewhat familiar with their earlier works and appreciate them, that if you loved 'Karma', you will hate 'Spiritual Archives.'"
Awakenings, Deceased, Drama - Delerium
Joel Youngblood | USA | 01/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yet another Brilliant "Leeb/Fulber" album. The last (in my mind) of the "early" Delerium albums, its also the creepiest. From the whimperings in "Sermon", the fast paced beet of "Deceased" to the calm sooting, yet creepy sounds of "Ephemereal Passage" this, like there other early albums tells a story to me. This one, of some seeming great evil that has been unleashed on man. I agree with the above review - "Sermon" is possibly the scariest peice of music ever written. This seems to be a journery - from, earth, to limbo, to ultimately hell. It's scary, but you'll enjoy it. The most "stressful" of all Delerium's almbums. Standout tracks are "Drama" "Ephemereal Passage" "Fathoms" "Sermon" and check out the mysterious "untitled" track # 9."