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post #101 of 176
Saw them in '94 when I was 16, in Cleveland of course.
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post #103 of 176
Holy shit. This just made my day. If that is the album art, I love how it connects with The Slip's art.
post #104 of 176
Trent has said in the past that he wanted to do an album -in terms of producing - with a female singer. Maybe this is it?
post #105 of 176
Considering the girl on the cover is his wife, this is definitely it.
post #106 of 176
Trent has also said he expects new NIN material this year too. He had been posting a number of photos of him in the studio through the start of the year. I'm not sure if that was HTDA or NIN.
post #107 of 176
http://pitchfork.com/news/38686-how-...ls-a-drowning/

The first single. It sounds like NIN (Ghosts- Slip era) with a female voice. I love it!
post #108 of 176
Those short clips really aroused my appetite. Looking forward to hearing more. Also, I'm a huge synth-geek so those clips qualified as porn.
post #109 of 176
Holy hell! This is so very cool. Thanks for the links guys
post #110 of 176
Wow. That song is really good!
post #111 of 176
I like it lots.
post #112 of 176
As with Niggy Tardust, this shows how refreshing it is to see Trent working with other vocalists. This song is a good and atmospheric slow burn. I like it enough, but would hope it works better in context with some other songs.
post #113 of 176
More, please.
post #114 of 176
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More, please.
Dit-fucking-to.
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post #116 of 176
Thread Starter 
Felt like it started out a little "student with a DSLR," but delivers the farther along it goes. Song's good too.

EDIT: I'm realizing now how eerily similar it is to one of my classmate's music video- one that won awards at some big festivals in Chicago and other places. Wonder what his reaction to it will be.
post #117 of 176
The new song is both the most interesting song Reznor's done in about a decade and just about as boring as he's been over that same period of time. His music is firmly entrenched in "same song different day" mode for so long now I'm surprised he hasn't just decided to do soundtracks. It would probably do him good to be inspired by some outside sources at this point.
post #118 of 176
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The new song is both the most interesting song Reznor's done in about a decade and just about as boring as he's been over that same period of time. His music is firmly entrenched in "same song different day" mode for so long now I'm surprised he hasn't just decided to do soundtracks. It would probably do him good to be inspired by some outside sources at this point.
I agree with all the latter comments, but the former simply is not true.

He's very hit or miss lyrically lately(mostly miss), but Year Zero is amazing, the Slip is a footnote, and Ghosts is mostly awesome. I cannot count the guy out, although I have no interest in him "rocking out" any more. I want him scoring films more than anyone. I am SO amazed that Clint Mansell has not only beaten him to it(who'da thunkit?), but also perhaps outperformed Trent in his short time scoring movies.
post #119 of 176
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I am SO amazed that Clint Mansell has not only beaten him to it(who'da thunkit?).
Thank god Aronofsky did!

Those two tracks are just kind of there, though. Real pleasant, but with that patented Reznor ominous sound. I liked them, but they didn't jump out at me. To be fair, I only listened to them once.
post #120 of 176
The Slip really, really grew on me after a while. And seeing those songs live really cemented how great that album is. Most of it, anyway.
post #121 of 176
Nine Inch Nails - Theme for Tetsuo the Bullet Man

I can't wait for the day Trent starts composing whole movie scores because this track is fucking awesome.
post #122 of 176
Very noisy and messy, but I quite like it. Love the part where it gets all epic. It's the theme, so I wonder if it syncs up to the opening credits or something. I might like it more if there's a connection to the visuals.
post #123 of 176
I just watched the first Tetsuo because of Trent's recent involvement. Really suprised me, it was damn apparent within 4 minutes why Trent was all over this movie. It played like a 90 minute late 80's industrial video with odd as hell cuts and a near constant barrage of electric beats and noise. Not to mention constant brutal body alterations. Sure beat most movies I catch from Japan these days.

I caught NIN last in Lights in the Sky tour (extremely badass and on my honeymoon no less). I'm 50/50 on the new Angels project but of course I'll buy it. I'd really like to hear Trent do another Ghosts album. That and Year Zero really stand out among the post-Fragile work (Niggy Tardust also rocked me pretty good, but I'm a Saul fan).

Man that new Tetsuo song proves my favorite chaos heavy Trent Reznor still exsists.
post #124 of 176
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Very noisy and messy, but I quite like it. Love the part where it gets all epic. It's the theme, so I wonder if it syncs up to the opening credits or something. I might like it more if there's a connection to the visuals.

I believe this plays over the end credits. Not sure if there is any actual footage over the end credits though.
post #125 of 176
In other news the How To Destroy Angels EP will be a free download on June 1st. There are a whole bunch of other options including a $2 hi-def version and various poster & T-shirt combos.

You can pre-order here:
http://howtodestroyangels.com/store/

Right now I'm not sure if I actually like HTDA. I've always liked NIN, but I'm not sure if the singing works for me. A bit bland and breathy for me perhaps? I will grab the download though.
post #126 of 176
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Right now I'm not sure if I actually like HTDA. I've always liked NIN, but I'm not sure if the singing works for me. A bit bland and breathy for me perhaps? I will grab the download though.
I'm in the same boat. The full EP may be a different story, but now I've heard two tracks and they just feel like Ghosts tracks with breathy female vocals slapped on. That's not really a bad thing, it just feels a bit too anemic for my tastes. Hopefully there's a bit more variety on the EP.
post #127 of 176
The EP is ready to go.
post #128 of 176
I think it's good. Demands headphones to get the most out of it.

Also: I think the vocals are a bit of a mixed bag. Not enough to ruin it. I prefer the snappier singing on "BBB" & "Fur Lined" over "A Drowning".
post #129 of 176
Thread Starter 
Pretty sick article about the creation of one of the HDA tracks (which probably resembles the process for most of the songs he's generated in the last few years):

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/0...(Top+Stories+2))
post #130 of 176
Nothing inspires me to lock myself away in the studio/rehearsal space for a whole day like articles like that.
post #131 of 176
That was a fascinating look at his process. Though, to be honest, I'm a little tired of breathy female vocals over electronic beats.
post #132 of 176
After about 10 listens, I really like the How to Destroy Angels EP. Especially A Drowing.

For those wishing Reznor would score some films, here's a match made in heaven:

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I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.

Months later, I'm happy to tell you we're nearing the completion of this and I couldn't be happier with how it's turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.

As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we're looking forward to the next phase - distilling the large amount of music we've written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.

Speaking of the film... it's really fucking good. And dark!
post #133 of 176
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Holy goddamn animals. Link please. (EDIT: Nevermind)

http://chud.com/articles/articles/24...EST/Page1.html
post #134 of 176
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Holy goddamn animals. Link please. (EDIT: Nevermind)

http://chud.com/articles/articles/24...EST/Page1.html
Ha! Nice one Renn!

EDIT: Is this something I should've submitted as news?
post #135 of 176
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Ha! Nice one Renn!

EDIT: Is this something I should've submitted as news?
Probably, but luckily someone did at the same time. Since we're not typically all over news about film scores, it's no big thing- but maybe play it safe next time.
post #136 of 176
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Probably, but luckily someone did at the same time. Since we're not typically all over news about film scores, it's no big thing- but maybe play it safe next time.
It didn't even cross my mind because my homepage is the NIN Hotline so I just tought I'd post it here for the ones who are interested in Reznor's stuff. It's only after you replied that I realised this was actual film news, not just Reznor news.

Again, sorry.
post #137 of 176
I hadn't even planned on seeing The Social Network in theaters until now. This news and Scott Pilgrim have brightened the second half of the year for me.
post #138 of 176
5 free samples of the Social Network score, and several ordering options. If anyone orders, what's the shipping cost? It's not listed but 8 bucks for the CD(and MP3 download). Not too shabby.

http://www.nullco.com/TSN/

I submitted as news as well just in case.
post #139 of 176
Go figure, it sounds a lot like Ghosts, but all the sample tracks are around 4 minutes roughly. I'm really curious to see if (and how) they're cut up in the film. I really dig what I've heard so far. "On We March" is my favorite. But I've only given them a few listens so far.

I look forward to having more tracks ripped to my 360 for playing Fallout 3(or New Vegas).

I guess shipping is calculated for where you live. Ended up being just over 3 bucks for me. Sites like this piss me off for not mentioning shipping rates before you have to enter your information. Oh well.
post #140 of 176
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Originally Posted by Nexus-7 View Post
5 free samples of the Social Network score, and several ordering options. If anyone orders, what's the shipping cost? It's not listed but 8 bucks for the CD(and MP3 download). Not too shabby.

http://www.nullco.com/TSN/

I submitted as news as well just in case.
Thanks for the heads up! I'll buy the CD today.
post #141 of 176
LA Times says HBO, Trent and the BBC are moving forward with the Year Zero mini-series:

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/...sci-fi-series/
post #142 of 176
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Originally Posted by Kriegaffe View Post
LA Times says HBO, Trent and the BBC are moving forward with the Year Zero mini-series:

http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2010/...sci-fi-series/
Not to be that guy, but probably should've submitted that as news. Site probably can use every single hit.
post #143 of 176
Finally, Pretty Hate Machine returns!

From Trent himself:

I’m happy to finally announce the re-issue of the first Nine Inch Nails record “Pretty Hate Machine,” releasing worldwide 11/22. UMe and Bicycle Music Group managed to locate the original mixes, so I went in the studio with Tom Baker and remastered it for a greatly improved sonic experience. In addition, Rob reinterpreted Gary Talpas’ original cover to make for a fresh new package.

It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story) but it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now. We had fun revisiting this old friend, hope you enjoy.
post #144 of 176
It's my least favorite NIN album, but it's also the one most in need of a sonic polish. Might give this a spin.

Having said that, I could've sworn I read somewhere Trent had a 10th Anniversary Special Edition Fragile in the cards. If people need to die so that this may happen, I'll gladly make that sacrifice.
post #145 of 176
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It's my least favorite NIN album, but it's also the one most in need of a sonic polish. Might give this a spin.

Having said that, I could've sworn I read somewhere Trent had a 10th Anniversary Special Edition Fragile in the cards. If people need to die so that this may happen, I'll gladly make that sacrifice.
I'll take Pretty Hate Machine over Broken any day. I feel it's now become an underrated album. It's quite fun and danceable.

I had the same reaction about The Fragile when I heard the PHM news. Where the hell is my Fragile?

Also, The Gift is now available as a Blu-Ray.
post #146 of 176
I think it's interesting that most of my favorite songs from Pretty Hate Machine weren't one the PHM demo(Purest Feeling).
Really curious how much he changes the mix, if at all. "Remastering" means different things to different people. Not sure I want to buy it a third time just to find out.
post #147 of 176
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I think it's interesting that most of my favorite songs from Pretty Hate Machine weren't one the PHM demo(Purest Feeling).
Really curious how much he changes the mix, if at all. "Remastering" means different things to different people. Not sure I want to buy it a third time just to find out.
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so I went in the studio with Tom Baker and remastered it for a greatly improved sonic experience.
I have trust in a perfectionist like Reznor.
post #148 of 176
Disappointed by no mention of bonus tracks. I've been dying for 'Maybe Just Once' to pop up on an official release for a decade.
post #149 of 176
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Disappointed by no mention of bonus tracks. I've been dying for 'Maybe Just Once' to pop up on an official release for a decade.
This posting on The A.V. Club (wich seems to have been written in 2007) mentions a Queen cover.
post #150 of 176
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This posting on The A.V. Club (wich seems to have been written in 2007) mentions a Queen cover.
That's probably "Get Down Make Love". It's on the "Sin" single, and pretty good. They played it live when I saw 'em on the Witha Teetha tour.
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