Conjure One

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Conjure One
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genres Electronic
Ambient
Trip hop
Pop
Years active 1997–present
Labels Nettwerk
Associated acts Front Line Assembly
Delerium
Website Conjure One Official site
Members Rhys Fulber

Conjure One is a Canadian electronic music project, headed by Rhys Fulber,[1] better known as a member of Front Line Assembly and Delerium.

History[edit]

Fulber left Front Line Assembly in early 1997, in pursuit of a solo career. Soon after, a debut album was announced, though Fulber's work as a producer and remixer eventually pushed its release to September 2002.

The self-titled album was a fusion of the electronic characteristics of Fulber's previous work -- keyboard-based, with rhythmic dance beats -- and the influences of Middle Eastern music, which inspired ambient melodies more reminiscent of Delerium.

A number of songs were more pop-oriented and featured guest vocalists, primarily Poe and Chemda, the latter singing entirely in Arabic. Sinéad O'Connor and Jeff Martin of The Tea Party were also featured.

After returning to Front Line Assembly and Delerium, in 2005 Fulber released a second album entitled Extraordinary Ways. This album utilized much more contemporary sounds, including much greater prominence given to guitars and trip hop-like beats. Vocalists included Tiff Lacey, Poe (credited as "Jane"), Chemda, Joanna Stevens, and even Fulber himself (covering a song by the punk band Buzzcocks).

In 2007, Germany's biggest selling female pop star of the 80s Sandra Cretu covered "Sleep" as a bonus track on her single "The Way I Am".

The album Reasons to Disturb is attributed to Conjure One, but Fulber has denied involvement in its production. Although it contains a few newer Conjure One songs and remixes, the songs are actually renamed versions of songs by Poe, Balligomingo, and Fauxliage, among others.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Redemption" (featuring Chemda) Promo Only (2001)
  • "Sleep" (featuring Marie-Claire D'Ubaldo) (2002) - UK #42[1]
  • "Tears from the Moon" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor) (2003)
  • "Center of the Sun" (featuring Poe) (2003)
  • "Extraordinary Way" (featuring Poe) (2005)
  • "Face the Music" (featuring Tiff Lacey) (2006)
  • "I Dream in Colour" (2010)
  • "Like Ice" (featuring Jaren Cerf) (2011)
  • "Under the Gun" (featuring Leigh Nash) (2013)
  • "Still Holding On" (featuring Aruna) (2013)
  • "Then There Were None" (featuring Christian Burns) (2013)
  • "Only Sky" (featuring Christian Burns) (2014)

Remixes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 117. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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