Review - Poem

Artist: Delerium


You'd think a former industrial-music mogul such as Front Line Assembly's Bill Leeb would be drummed out of the rivetheads union for life because of the work he's done under the name Delerium. Originally conceived as the ambient alter-ego of Front Line Assembly's digitized rage, Delerium figured out a thing or two about pop-song dynamics with the success of the Sarah McLachlan-sung "Silence" from its last album, "Karma." With "Poem," Leeb completes his slow transformation into an innocuous new-age groove merchant.

Leeb veers toward the Gothic kitsch of Enigma and Deep Forest with tracks like "Terra Firma" and "Temptation." "Poem" is well made, but it's also sappy and clichéd. There is an academic interest in listening to songs Leeb wrote sung by the likes of Matthew Sweet and Sixpence None the Richer's Leigh Nash. But it all suggests that Leeb has become part of the machine he once morbidly inveighed against.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at [email protected].

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.