Synæsthesia (Canadian band)
|Also known as||Synaesthesia|
|Origin||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Labels||Cleopatra, Zoth Ommog, Hypnotic|
|Associated acts||Conjure One, Cyberaktif, Delerium, Equinox, Fauxliage, Fear Factory, Front Line Assembly, Intermix, Noise Unit, Pro>Tech, Skinny Puppy, Will|
|Past members||Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber|
Synæsthesia was a Canadian ambient band in the 1990s formed by industrial musicians Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber as a side project of their main band Front Line Assembly. Keyboard magazine writes: "Synæsthesia explores dark tribal ambient sounds, composers have a flair for cinematic electronica, and favor epic pieces that unfold slowly."
Due to contractual entanglements Leeb and Fulber were originally not able to admit they were behind the music. Instead credits went to "R. Deckard", an allusion to the main character in the film Blade Runner. The identity of the musicians was revealed with the release of the third album, Ephemeral, crediting Leeb with the music and Fulber with programming.
Synæsthesia uses samples from a number of musicians and from the film Fire in the Sky.
- Embody (1995, Cleopatra, Zoth Ommog)
- Desideratum (1995, Hypnotic, Zoth Ommog)
- Ephemeral (1997, Hypnotic)
- Cryogenic Studios (1998, Cleopatra) – Compilation of songs from Front Line Assembly and related projects
- Cryogenic Studio, Vol. 2 (2000, Cleopatra) – Compilation of songs from Front Line Assembly and related projects
- The Collection (2001, Hypnotic) – Compilation of songs from the first two albums