Following the release of lead single, “Monarch,” Delerium reveals details about the first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera — out October 30 via Nettwerk Records.
With the creator/brainchild of Delerium Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy) at the helm, the Vancouver-based electronic outfit – which includes collaborators Rhys Fulber, Jared Slingerland and Jeremy Inkel – fuses ambient and cinematic production with soaring vocals courtesy of a myriad of guests. As a result, this Opera comes to life vividly and vibrantly.[youtube TlNVJ4tzUSY]
“Music Box Opera is more of an electronic record than a world music record. It’s ethereal, but there’s a little bit of pop. We tried to intertwine and merge those two strands. The singers really held this up. The last album was more dark and worldly. Previously, I’d use acoustic guitars and real drummers. We really went electronic here and stuck to that vibe,” explains Leeb.