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Paul is one of two brothers (the other being Phil Hartnoll), who made up the electronic band called Orbital. He was born on 19 May 1968, in Dartford, Kent.

The Ideal Condition is the solo album that Hartnoll released in May 2007. There is a more acoustic lean on this album than on Orbital's past albums because that's how he thought it would work best. Hartnoll decided (with the help of Arranger Chris Elliot) to have the album played by… read more

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  • Avatar for gzecchino
    Really original and cool mix of sounds and genres! Fresh air for my lungs :)
  • Avatar for KA-PAX
    cool stuff!
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  • Avatar for desperado_bloo
    Found 'For Silence' by playing the game 'Chime', fun stuff [2]
  • Avatar for migwam
    Found 'For Silence' by playing the game 'Chime', fun stuff
  • Avatar for rhintintin
    I could listen to the ideal condition on loop for ever. Totally totally wonderful. Darth_Sephiroth, you are totally right, he is a composer who used electronics instead of an orchestra. Now he has a bit of both. I saw the Ideal Condition at the big chill and it totally blew me away. Magical stuff.
  • Avatar for wyzellak
    His intro to Wipeout Pure is purely awesome.
  • Avatar for NiKoMaN
    I love Orbital, and the brothers making music together again is awesome, but he should really make a new solo album
  • Avatar for electrophile888
    Is this guy seriously underrated or what. I absolutely adore this album.
  • Avatar for Darth_Sephiroth
    Definitely genius. He's like a modern day electric composer. (You have to hear the whole album) Anybody hear anything else like it?

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