- Limited CD Edition - Digipak -
New wave & Post-Punk music for emotional engagement, intellectual stimulation, energetic dancing and nostalgic enjoyment! Palais Ideal's high-energy songs are constructed from fragments of Post-Punk and New Wave.
The band from The Netherlands uses vintage synths, guitars and equipment to create an authentic early 80s sound, inspired by works by The Cure, New Order, The Sound and the Sisters of Mercy. As musicians and producers, both members have worked on projects for independent and major labels and toured extensively. They have collaborated in their previous bands with members of Wire, Bauhaus, Tuxedomoon, Christian Death, The Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, Clan Of Xymox and Swans.
Palais Ideal is Richard van Kruysdijk (bass, baritone guitar, backing vocals, synths, programming) and John Edwards (vocals, guitars, synths, programming).
released October 25, 2019
All songs by Edwards / Van Kruysdijk except Shot By Both Sides: by Devoto / Shelley
Engineered, recorded and produced by Palais Ideal at Poème Electronique & Studio 37, Eindhoven
Mixed and produced by John Fryer at Black Needle Noise Recording Emporium, Los Angeles
Mastered by Uwe Teichert at Elektropolis, BrusselsCD in Digipak incl. lyrics booklet plus set of 4 postcards!Tracklisting:
01. Interference (intro)
02. The Programme
03. Love As A Virus
04. Context Collapse
05. Louder Than Words
06. Die Stadt
09. Everything Will Be OK
10. A State Of Confusion
11. Shot By Both Sides
12. A Fractured Smile