ALBUM POLYDOR FRANCE RELEASE:
JUNE, 2001 REVIEW: SEPTEMBER 6, 2001
workaholics Bill Leeb and Chris Peterson have managed to squeeze in this
album between making the Delerium album "Poem" and the forthcoming Front
Line Assembly album "Epitaph". Here they are helping their friend Aude with
her debut solo album. Aude sings on before mentioned "Poem", and during the work for that album the friendship blossomed that resulted in this record. Leeb and Peterson haven't
written any of the songs, they are responsible for producing and programming.
the music sounds a lot like Delerium on first glance, there are differences.
The songs here are more laid back and contemplative. Some songs consist
of nothing more than Aude's voice over piano and strings. Aude's singing
voice is often very light and soft, and the fact that she is singing in
French makes it even more intriguing, at least for me who does not understand
the words. The mixture of piano, beautiful vocals, strings and crisp electronics
makes for a very interesting listen. The only drawback are that the songs
themselves sometimes can't maintain your interest, and melds into the background.
That's allright, because suddenly a song comes along that gets your attention
again and makes you smile.
album is unfortunately only released in France for the time being, but
will be released world-wide eventually. I can recommend anyone to pick
this one up, especially if you are into Delerium's style and world music.
Bill Leeb fans will buy this anyway.