Delerium – Epiphany

Delerium - Epiphany

Release data:

Delerium – Epiphany
DVD, MVD Visual, 2010

Bill Leeb’s project Delirium finally sees a dvd-release which features a vibrant and fresh sounding live performance which surely will please a lot of fans of the band worldwide, as it finally enables to catch them in the flesh on stage. According to the press-release, “Epiphany” captures the ethereal essence of a Delerium performance realized as “paintings in motion”.

Well, the footage captured on the 95-minute “Epiphany” was filmed in October 2008 at Washington D.C.’s award-winning Nightclub 9:30, with additional stuff from Atlanta, West Palm Beach and Montreal.
The outcome is a collection of exciting songs (with accompanying psychedelic visual footage) which now really breaths and glowsin comparison to the version found on the band’s studio albums.

The use of live drums, captivating synthesizer parts and a good portion of guitar work take the mix of world music and electro-pop to the next level, not to forget the deep and groovy bass lines and the mesmerizing, seductive female vocals on top of them.

I personal prefer the few instrumental tracks such as “Terra Firma”, but “Twilight” and “Flowers become Screens” turns out very nicely. At the end of the disc there’s a very nice version of the hit song “Silence”, followed by the great “Incantation” with its stunning vocals.
As an extra, the dvd contains the short film “Delerius”, a behind-the-scenes footage with the band and fan footage.

Although this stuff is something different from what I normally review and listen to, “Epiphany’s” ethereal-exotica-electropop act is nicely done!



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