Published Apr 15, 2015Vancouver's Delerium have been putting out music since 1987, so it's hardly surprising that some hidden gems have slipped through the cracks over the years. Now, the Bill Leeb-helmed project has compiled some of those musical treasures into the aptly titled collection Rarities & B-Sides — and Exclaim! has got your first listen.
The compilation features B-sides, re-edits and remixes of songs from across 15 years of music-making. There are also a couple of previously unreleased cuts, which, until recently, were literally buried in a box of tapes from the Chimera sessions. Engineer Greg Reely uncovered them, and they've since been reworked into the Kristy Thirsk-assisted "Ray" and the Emily Haines-featuring "Glimmer."
Elsewhere on the new record, "Send Me an Angel" gets treated to remixes twice — first by Streets of Fandango with an airy, upbeat club-friendly rework of the track, and then redone by Reely for a version dubbed the "Reely Chill Mix," which brings the piano-based bones of the song to the forefront and makes for, as you might expect, a more relaxing, laid-back listen.
Remixes and reimaginings also appear courtesy of W&W Vs. Jonas Stenberg, the Passengerz, Mr. Sams and Kim Skreech.
A treat for any followers of Delerium, the new collection breathes some new life into the long-running project and is surely a must-listen for any fan of Leeb's long, collaborative career.
Rarities & B-Sides is out on April 21 through Nettwerk Records, but you can give it an advanced listen right now in the player below.