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Faces, Forms & Illusions

Faces, Forms & Illusions is an album by the Canadian ambient/electronic music group Delerium that was released on January 6, 1989 on the Dossier label. The album was re-issued in 1997 on Cleopatra Records with the bonus track "Dark Star" added and "Hidden Mask" removed. All songs written by Bill Leeb, except "Monuments of Deceit" and "Mecca", which were co-written by Bill Leeb and Michael Balch.

Faces, Forms & Illusions
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Studio album by Delerium
Released January 6, 1989
Genre Electronic, ambient
Length 39:47
Label Dossier
Producer Bill Leeb
Delerium chronology
Faces, Forms & Illusions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

"Hidden Mask" features samples from the song "Im Nin'alu" by Ofra Haza.

The front cover of the album shows a photo of Thich Quang Duc, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk setting himself alight and burning to death in Saigon, 1963.


Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Bill Leeb, except "Monuments of Deceit" and "Mecca" co-written by Michael Balch.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Monuments of Deceit" 4:19
2. "Mecca" 4:22
3. "Inside the Chamber" 6:20
4. "Sword of Islam" 4:13
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "New Dawn" 4:50
2. "Certain Trust" 5:12
3. "Hidden Mask" 5:15
4. "Strangeways" 5:16
CD issue
No. Title Length
9. "Subvert/Wired Archives/Sieg of Atrocity" 19:58


Production and additional personnel


  1. ^ Rovi. "Faces, Forms and Illusions". Allmusic. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 

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