2022 marks two decades since Rhys Fulber took his studio life beyond the realms of Delerium, with the self-titled LP, ‘Conjure One’. Since, his longplayers under the name have been near clockwork in their timing and consistency. Through LP milestones like ‘Extraordinary Ways’, ‘Exilarch’ and ‘Holoscenic’, every five years or so he’s given discerning electronic music lovers something to listen to… and plenty to immerse in.
While ‘Innovation Zero’’s title is somewhat ironically self-deprecating, what possibly cannot be denied is that Rhys found his niche in the downtempo arts. With next to no regard for clubfloors and a focus dialled into sumptuous mood and sonic tapestry, the Fulber you possibly knew then is very much the one you have today.
Across ten tracks, Conjure One places mood, ambiance and character before all else, with joined-up lyric writing from a small but dedicated cohort of vocalists, and his own technique, style and production system.
Mixing ambient atmospheres with fractions of electronica and shades of breaks and progressive, it’s out now on Black Hole Recordings.