LOS ANGELES/VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 -
Fans of Delerium can download various vocal and instrumental tracks
(as well as an MP3 of the original song) from "After All,"
the first single from Delerium's forthcoming release
"Chimera" (release date: May 20, 2003) as part of a remix
contest beginning Jan. 17th that will afford the winning remixer a
spot on the commercial release of "Chimera."
The contest to remix "After
All," will remain open until Feb. 14 at 5:00pm PST, at which
time all treatments of the recording will be reviewed by a panel of
judges comprised of the members of Delerium and representatives of
Nettwerk America (US) and Nettwerk Productions (Canada). The winning
remixer will be announced on Feb. 28 and will have his or her remix
featured on the bonus disc that will accompany "Chimera."
Delerium, a.k.a. Bill Leeb, has
sold over one million records worldwide, with 500,000 sold in the
U.S. alone. With "Chimera," the band's fourth release on
Nettwerk, the tradition of featuring established and emerging guest
vocalists continue. Featured on "Chimera," are Julee
Cruise (best known for her work with Angelo Badalamenti), Sixpence
None The Richer's Leigh Nash (she also lent her vocals to
"Innocente" from Delerium's 2000 album, "Poem,"
which landed in the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance chart), and up and
coming vocalist Zoe Johnston (who has worked with Dido and Faithless
previously). Other successful collaborations include Matthew Sweet's
treatment of "Daylight," and of course Delerium's best
known song: the Sarah McLachlan led single "Silence," which
topped dance charts in the US, Canada, UK, Belgium, Australia and Ireland.
Since the release of
"Poem," Bill Leeb has been working on several remix
projects as well as recording for "Chimera," while album
collaborator and former Frontline Assembly partner, Rhys Fulber has
added another alias with Conjure One and the eponymous debut. Conjure
One's "Conjure One" has received critical accolades from
numerous publications including Mixer and URB, while the single
"Tears From The Moon" is currently at #6 on the Billboard
Hot Dance chart and is expected to go Top 5 later this week.