With a twisted blend of blues-driven electro rock and electronica-fueled soundscapes, guitarist Jake Paland can certainly not be defined easily, but rather has shaped his very own, distinctive style among today's guitar players.
Originating from Germany, Jake grew up in Hanover before relocating to Los Angeles,CA., where he studied and graduated from the prestigious G.I.T. at Musicians Institute and at the same time worked as a session guitarist, recording and performing with various LA based bands.
Recruited by rock band Victory, Paland played guitars on their seventh studio album, 'Voiceprint', and the release's accompanying worldtour. 'Voiceprint' reached top50 chart positions in several countries, and the videoclip for the single release 'Cyberia' reached the top20 on Warner Music Channel, as well as being in rotation on MTV and VH1.
After completing the 'Voiceprint' tour, Jake continued focusing on session work, commuting between LA, Hanover and London, where he has resided for the most part of recent years.
As a session musician, Paland has played on over thirty albums and worked with a diverse array of artists and producers such as Tommy Newton, Jimmy Somerville, Felix Wolter, Harry K. (Apollo 440), Julia Messenger, Timo Maas, Marla Glen and Ueberschall Sample Service to name but a few.
In 2007 Jake hooked up with electronica collective PFL and co-wrote their critically acclaimed second album 'Something To Say'. Together with PFL producer Felix Wolter he also formed the side project Modulation Twins, under which name they've produced remixes and had releases on various compilations.