About Intermix

Saying Rhys Fulber and William Leeb create a lot of music together isn't so much an understatement as a terribly inadequate description. There's their work as the aggressive industrialists in Front Line Assembly, the dreamier moodouts of Delerium, and then there's this particular incarnation, Intermix. With a more specific focus on the rave and techno side of the duo's work together, Intermix steers clear of vocal efforts in favor of instrumental explorations of beat and sonics. There are the occasional singing samples from other sources -- thus the amusing credit on the band's second album Phaze Two for "programming, processing, piracy" -- but, generally speaking, Intermix lets the music speak for itself. After an enjoyable self-titled debut in 1992, Intermix really came into its own with the lengthy, involved Phaze Two, which in ways synthesized both the darker Front Line Assembly sound and the less frenetic Delerium flow into a new combination. Two years later, Future Primitives turned up, showing more of a Delerium bent than anything else, but since then Intermix has remained on ice, possibly to be reactivated when Fulber and Leeb feel the time is right. ~ Ned Raggett