I tend to divide Delerium in to two: old-Delerium and new-Delerium (see my review for Chimera to know what I'm talking about). This is the first of the new-Delerium CDs and in my opinion the best. I believe this one came out when Engima's first CD was hitting number one all over the world, but Semantic Spaces is better. Much fuller sound, and much more intricate and abstract than anything Enigma has done and what Delerium has done post-Semantic Spaces. The melodies and vocals blend in more than on any other subsequent albums, and as a result they're more like instrumental pieces rather than songs. A must for every Delerium fan out there.
This music is creepy, yet hypnotic. You can listen to it at any time and is something you pull out when all else fails. Karma is super. You may not like it at first, but without a doubt it will grow on you and you'll want more and more. Also buy..enigma,moodswings,Deep Forrest ( first album ). If you have some suggestions, e-mail me with other albums of a similar ilk..thanks
I fell in love with Delirium when I heard their later stuff (Karma and after). Semantic Spaces is a big step before. It is moody and atmospheric but lacks the fluidity and richness of Karma. It is miles away from Poem and Chimera. There are no "commercial" tracks here (in my opinion). Flowers Become Screens and Incantation versions here are not as good as the remastered ones. It all sounds simpler and a bit dated (electronic equipment and soundwise). Still very good but Poem and Chimera lovers beware.