Performers & Dancers
Seeking Beauty Beyond the Shadows.
Sometimes the only way to overcome the darkness is to face it. Wave goodbye, leave the gates, and enter the forest of the unknown. If you think that sounds like a theme for a dark fantasy film or an RPG, you wouldn't be far off – and Delta-S is the complimenting score. The electro-industrial project has been crafting mysterious soundtracks since 1995 to accompany this trek through uncertainty and fear. And along the way its sounds whisper an uncanny truth: there's a strange beauty beyond the shadows.
“Delta-S is a project that can walk through the dark places of a person's life,” explains Lyte. “It provides some context for our struggles – that our story is larger and more hopeful than we know.”
Since its inception over two decades ago, Delta-S has been Lyte's brainchild. Originally formed as a collaborative project with high school best friend Moe, Delta-S has evolved into an ongoing collective – Lyte steers the helm and with every new release guests contribute. Cameos include trance singer Kirsty Hawkshaw, EDM vocalists Christina Novelli and Sarah Russell, and British dance duo Booty Luv. And while Delta-S is primarily a studio project, even the live band has a different lineup. This rotating cast has kept the outfit alive, protecting it from decay and decline.
Similar to How to Destroy Angels, Hans Zimmer, and The Birthday Massacre, Delta-S' latest album The Mortal Veil is a battle against entropy. Haunting and deliciously sad, the effort is the third part of a trilogy. It follows the 13-track opus Voyage to Isis and 2015's Chasm – all three of which take you on an electro-cinematic odyssey. Currently at work on the next trilogy, the first record in the series, called Carnivale, will explore other styles and genres: big room, dubstep, folk, and even a tinge of opera.
“We are on a trajectory to an amazingly beautiful place of love, hope, and wonder,” says Lyte. “But along that journey there is darkness and terror… The music is meant to be a comfort and a friend to listeners as they confront their fear, longing, and sorrow.”
And Delta-S will be there until you reach the other side.