label-info: 'Pressure Points', das zweite Album der Band, wurde in den eigenen Studios in Eindhoven aufgenommen und vom legendären Produzenten John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode) in Los Angeles abgemischt und produziert.
Label: Cold Transmission Music
Cat. Number: CT022
Release date: 25.05.2019
1. Interference (Intro)
2. The Programme
3. Love As A Virus
4. Context Collapse
9. Everything Will Be OK
10. A State Of Confusion
5. Louder Than Words
6. Die Stadt
11. Shot By Both Sides (Magazine cover)
12. A Fractured Smile
Post-punk music for emotional engagement, intellectual stimulation, energetic dancing and nostalgic enjoyment!
Recorded in Eindhoven, the album was mixed and produced in Los Angeles by legendary
producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode).
PALAIS IDEAL's high-energy songs are constructed from elements of post-punk and new wave.
Richard van Kruysdijk (bass, baritone guitar, guitar, backing vocals, synths, programming) and John Edwards (vocals, guitars, synths, programming) use vintage synths, guitars and equipment, referencing an early 80s sound. They draw inspiration from works by legendary bands like The Cure, Ultravox, New Order, The Sound and the Sisters of Mercy, as well as contemporary acts such as Editors, She Past Away and Actors.
'Pressure Points', the band's second album, is informed by their intensive gigging. A more direct and energetic sound is combined with stylistic experimentation and melodic development. Thematically, Pressure Points deals with the challenges of our technology-driven society and its dystopian as well as utopian effects.
Recorded in their own studios in Eindhoven, the album was mixed and produced in Los Angeles by legendary producer John Fryer (This Mortal Coil, Nine Inch Nails, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode).
PALAIS IDEAL appeared out of nowhere in December 2016 with the video to their first ever track “Crossfade / Dissolve”. This was soon followed by a four track limited edition 10” white vinyl EP on Dark Vinyl Records. They gained immediate attention worldwide and signed to booking agencies in The Netherlands, the UK and Germany.
Following their first stage appearance a few months later, supporting WIRE, they continue to play numerous venues in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and UK. Early 2018, Palais Ideal presented their debut album 'No Signal' (Dark Vinyl) at a show with Clan of Xymox at the Effenaar in their home town Eindhoven. They harvested many positive reviews and lots of airplay as the band continued gigging in Europe and the UK throughout 2018.
As musicians and producers, both members have worked on projects for independent and major labels and toured extensively. They have also collaborated in their previous bands with members of Bauhaus, Tuxedomoon, Christian Death, The Legendary Pink Dots, Coil, Clan of Xymox and Swans.