Synaesthesia - Desideratum


Desideratum is a mammoth 2CD album released under the name Synaesthesia. Behind this project is the prolific Canadian duo Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber, better known as Front Line Assembly and Delerium. It is similar in style to Embody, also released in 1995, but has a slightly different range and temperament. Here the producers continue their exploration of dark ambient and cinematic chill out with the addition of three moody techno-trance tunes, a formula that sounds oddly like something from Ultimae Records. Although the Blade Runner inspiration is obvious, “R. Deckard” is listed in the production credits to make this connection explicit. An overlooked gem worth seeking out for fans of science fictional ambience.


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