How to Destroy Angels EP

How to Destroy Angels EP cover

Trent Reznor’s new project has just released an EP, which is available for free on the How to Destroy Angels website. For $2, you can download the EP in lossless quality, including FLAC and other popular HD Audio formats. I really like the sound of this EP. It reminds me a lot of some of great NIN work of the past. Trent’s wife has definitely got an interesting voice.

How to Destroy Angels – The Space in Between

Great song by Trent Reznor’s new outfit How to Destroy Angels. Their eponymous EP will be released this summer.

You can listen to the first track, A Drowning, here. I really like it as well.

The music of Nine Inch Nails has reportedly been used by the U.S. military as music torture to break down the resolve of detainees.[118] Reznor objected to the use of his music in this way with the following message on the front page of the Nine Inch Nails website: “It’s difficult for me to imagine anything more profoundly insulting, demeaning and enraging than discovering music you’ve put your heart and soul into creating has been used for purposes of torture. If there are any legal options that can be realistically taken they will be aggressively pursued, with any potential monetary gains donated to human rights charities. Thank GOD this country has appeared to side with reason and we can put the Bush administration’s reign of power, greed, lawlessness and madness behind us.”[119]

[NIИ] redeemed itself in my opinion with the release of its subsequent albums after The Fragile [’99]. While the album wasn’t that bad, it was a disappointment after Broken/Fixed, The Downward Spiral/Further Down the Spiral, and naturally Pretty Hate Machine. Although Broken is kind of a one-trick pony, I sincerely love those songs, especially Gave Up. The accompanying video was also very interesting, although slightly/moderately disturbing. I’ve seen [NIИ] a few times in Montreal. It’s quite an experience to see them live.

Naturally, I have been a minimal techno DJ in the past, so Ghosts I-IV was really right up my alley. I loved that disc. If you find that How to Destroy Angels video disturbing, don’t watch the Broken videos

NIN’s New Iphone App

It looks pretty cool. When you watch the whole video of the app, you see the really neat part. It involves an GPS integration, allowing you to talk with people within a certain distance. There is a cool web interface with Google Earth as well. It’s pretty slick.

1000 Fans

Help from Copyblogger and Kevin Kelly to find your true 1000 fans. Trent Reznor from NIN applied this principle when he sold 2500 copies of his deluxe 300$ version of Ghosts I-IV.

Portishead And NIN

I’m listening to the new Portishead album Third and the new Nine Inch Nails release Ghosts I-IV. It’s a 36 track instrumental album, which I’m really enjoying. It’s quite minimal and ethereal. The first part is available for free on the NIN site. The site crashed because of high traffic earlier this week.

You can download Ghosts I for free; parts II, III and IV will cost you $US5. And for $US10 you can get a double-CD package sent to you when it’s released properly on April 14. That’s as cheap as chips.

But this is a new era, and Reznor knows many music fans won’t even pay $5 for a CD. His response? He uploaded it to popular torrent website www.thepiratebay.org himself and received a flood of positive feedback.

Reznor knew that even some fans wouldn’t pay for the minimal download, so he uploaded the album himself onto the PirateBay, a popular torrent tracker site.

I found an interesting review and will most probably be posting my own in a few days, once I’ve listened to it thoroughly.

From my initial listening, I’m quite impressed. This type of quality and richness of tracks reminds me of The Downward Spiral and Further Down the Spiral. I was really disappointed by The Fragile. That album put me off NIN for a few years. It’s only recently with Year Zero that I’m rediscovering the Trent Reznor that I enjoyed in the past.