It’s of course flawlessly produced, with crisp guitars, synthesizers and drums throughout, but the songs never really break out of the established sound. There’s a melancholic feeling on all tracks that which I enjoy, and Leigh Nash’s voice works well. Having just one singer on all the tracks makes for a more cohesive album, and Leigh might have some star power to make people sit up and notice about Fauxliage. I hope it sells bucketloads, so Leeb can afford making Noise Unit, Front Line Assembly etc. It's a well rounded and expertly crafted album, but it would be interesting to hear Leeb and Fulber do something else together in the pop world that doesn't have the same sound as Delerium. For example, try a male singer, and more uptempo material. Go crazy, lads!
As expected, if you’re only into Bill Leeb’s harder material, don’t bother with this. It’s slick melancholic radio pop, and does not shy away from that fact. Lucky for me then, because I love slick melancholic pop too. It’s bordering on too cheesy sometimes though, and for example “Draw My Life” is a very awkward composition. The best tracks are the uptempo ones where more things are happening, like "Someday the Wind", a sweeping and dramatic little gem.
Leeb and Fulber always manage to sneak in some instrumentals, and “Fauxliage” is no exception. “Magic” is a sort of electronica-baroque which is extremely joyful. “Vibing” is what the title suggests; cool, jazzy moods on top of a sampled beat. Not too shabby, but a bit dull.