The Ideal Condition

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The Ideal Condition
Studio album by Paul Hartnoll
Released 28 May 2007
Genre Electronica, 21st-century classical music
Label ACP Recordings
Producer Paul Hartnoll, Chris Elliott
Paul Hartnoll chronology
Blue Album
The Ideal Condition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Music OMH 4/0 stars[1]

The Ideal Condition is the first solo album from Paul Hartnoll who, along with his brother Phil, formed the electronic band Orbital.

The album was released on May 28, 2007 and features vocals from Cure frontman Robert Smith ("Please"), The Metro Voices Choir, Joseph Arthur ("Aggro"), Lianne Hall ("For Silence") and Akayzia Parker ("Nothing Else Matters").

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Paul Hartnoll, except where noted.

  1. "Haven’t We Met Before" – 4:25
  2. "For Silence" (Hartnoll, Lianne Hall) – 4:02
  3. "Simple Sounds" – 4:55
  4. "Please" (Hartnoll, Robert Smith) – 4:04
  5. "The Unsteady Waltz" – 4:30
  6. "Nothing Else Matters" (Hartnoll, Akayzia Parker) – 4:09
  7. "Patchwork Guilt" – 4:48
  8. "Aggro" (Hartnoll, Joseph Arthur) – 4:20
  9. "Dust Motes" – 5:22


  • "Patchwork Guilt" — 2006 — with "Gloopy" b-side.
  • "Please" — 2007 — featuring Robert Smith. #154 UK Singles Chart

Appearances in other media[edit]

"For Silence" was featured in the Xbox Live Arcade, PlayStation Network, and PC game Chime.


  1. ^ "Album review at Music OMH". Retrieved 2012-05-11. 

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