It always pays to know your history. With that in mind, every Saturday From the Vault brings you a classic music video by a Vancouver artist.
Delerium had its biggest hit in the form of "Silence", a collaboration with Sarah McLachlan, initially released on the band's 1997 album Karma. Rereleased and remixed multiple times over the years since, various versions of "Silence" hit the charts in 1999, 2000, 2004, and 2008. The track continues to be a favourite remix project for dance-music producers, right up to the present.
Before that commercial breakthrough, however, Delerium was an under-the-radar side project for Front Line Assembly's Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber. It began circa 1989 as an outlet for the pair's dark ambient music, but evolved into an ethereal dance-pop act by the time it released its first single in 1994. That single, "Flowers Become Screens", was a collaboration with singer Kristy Thirsk, who would become a regular contributor to the Delerium catalogue.