Part three 1989:
The Band set up their new studio "Boys Factory 2" in an old factory that was near their home
town. During the early part of 1989, Camouflage entered the Synsound Studio in Brussels with
material already prepared for their sophomore effort; they recorded the new album "Methods of
Silence" with producer Dan Lacksman, who had an interesting combination of modern digital
technology and museum-worthy studio equipment. Dan Lacksman is perhaps known to some for
his work as part of the Belgian group "Telex" on the song "Moscow Disco".
Due to the previous
success of the band the record company gave Camouflage free reign with their ideas. The band
sought there own new direction for the new songs and the results sound much more unique. In
April 1989 the single "Love is a Shield" was released in Germany; the single climbed to # 9 in
the charts and remained in the charts for more than 6 months. In May the album "Methods of
Silence" was released in Germany and climbed to #13 in the album charts.
During the summer "Love is a Shield" was released in the USA and in the Fall "Methods of
Silence" was released in more than 20 countries worldwide. During October the second single
"One Fine Day" was released in Germany - followed by the first live tour which was an overall
great success. Performances for both singles provided occasion for Camouflage to appear as
guests on German TV. Since 1989, "Love is a Shield" has been in rotation at many radio stations
and even to this day receives frequent airplay.