Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV

March 5, 2008

Have a look here for a proper article on this.

From the bulletin:

The new NIN album is available RIGHT NOW!

Download Ghosts I for FREE, or download the full collection for only $5. You can also pre-order it on a double CD set for $10 (including immediate download), or pre-order the deluxe edition boxed set which comes in a gorgeous package with lots of nice features. Check out all the options on the order page.

Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I – IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I – IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.

Trent Reznor explains, “I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective – dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.”

More info, from Trent:

This music arrived unexpectedly as the result of an experiment. The rules were as follows: 10 weeks, no clear agenda, no overthinking, everything driven by impulse. Whatever happens during that time gets released as… something.

The team: Atticus Ross, Alan Moulder and myself with some help from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione. Rob Sheridan collaborated with Artist in Residence (A+R) to create the accompanying visual and physical aesthetic.

We began improvising and let the music decide the direction. Eyes were closed, hands played instruments and it began. Within a matter of days it became clear we were on to something, and a lot of material began appearing. What we thought could be a five song EP became much more. I invited some friends over to join in and we all enjoyed the process of collaborating on this.

The end result is a wildly varied body of music that we’re able to present to the world in ways the confines of a major record label would never have allowed – from a 100% DRM-free, high-quality download, to the most luxurious physical package we’ve ever created.

More volumes of Ghosts are likely to appear in the future.

– Trent Reznor, March 2, 2008




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  2. So did you hear it?
    I downloaded G1 and to be honest I’m not that overwhelmed. Listening to (my friend) going on about Trent Reznor’s genius, you’d think he was an electronic Mozart. I liked what he did with Saul Williams but that’s really as far as my loyalty extends.
    That said I’ll give it another listen.

  3. Finally had a listen this morning- have to say a lot of it reminds me of soundtrack music. There are some crackers in there though and liked some of G3 but the rest would lull me off to sleep!

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