Over the years, it has been hailed as one of the greatest trance songs of all time, over a decade after its initial release. The Tiësto remix of the song was voted song and silence pdf Mixmag readers as the 12th greatest dance record of all time.
1990s like Enigma and Deep Forest who routinely sample chants from various ethnicities worldwide, though in contrast such vocals featured on Karma were all original recordings. Although the original song did receive Canadian radio airplay in 1997, it was not released as a single until 1999, two years after the release of Karma, though it was only the Airscape Remix which received airplay at this time, rather than the more downtempo original version. It was on the soundtrack for the movie Brokedown Palace featuring Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale. As a consequence, the song was largely promoted as an uptempo vocal trance song, which then influenced the marketing of the next several Delerium singles as well.
Unlike most of its successors, however, “Silence” also broke into the adult top 40 radio format due to the song’s club success, and through radio airplay the original version received mainstream awareness relatively greater than the remixes among club patrons. The accompanying music video, directed by the directors collective Twobigeyes, was released in 2000 and was set to the Airscape remix.
It has repeatedly been listed within the top 100 Ibiza anthems ever on online messageboards and, more recently, on MTV. Newgale Beach, Marloes Sands and “The Blue Lagoon” in Abereiddy, all in Pembrokeshire, Wales. Beyond remixes followed the initial release. A music video for “Aria”, a track from the following studio album “Poem” that was first released as B-Side on a “Silence” single, was released in early 2000, featuring the Mediaeval Baebes.