The Ideal Condition

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The Ideal Condition
Ideal Condition - Paul Hartnoll.jpg
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
(2004)Blue Album2004
The Ideal Condition
Singles from The Ideal Condition
  1. "Patchwork Guilt"
    Released: 11 December 2006
  2. "Please"
    Released: 7 May 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
musicOMH 4/5 stars[1]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[2]

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"). The track "Please" was later reworked for the album 8:58, Paul Hartnoll's new project.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Paul Hartnoll, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Haven't We Met Before?" 4:26
2. "For Silence" (featuring Lianne Hall) 4:03
3. "Simple Sounds" 4:55
4. "Please" (featuring Robert Smith and Lianne Hall) 4:04
5. "The Unsteady Waltz" 4:30
6. "Nothing Else Matters" (featuring Akayzia Parker) 4:09
7. "Patchwork Guilt" 4:48
8. "Aggro" (featuring Joseph Arthur) 4:20
9. "Dust Motes" 5:22

Appearances in other media[edit]

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


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