For me, who spent his entire teenage-hood wearing oversized NIN shirts and renegotiating the lyrics of Pretty Hate Machine into a gay-angst-fest, this is pretty swell news. Especially since
sex on wheels Trent Reznor used to take like 10 years to put out each album, now hes throwing them out left and right (mind you, to a lesser quality, in my opinion).
But this totally-out-of-nowhere disc seems to be a bit of a throwback to old NIN, and consists of 36 instrumental tracks and features collaborations with the Dresden Dolls’ Brian Viglione and guitarist Adrian Belew. On his site, Reznor describes the all-instrumental album as “a soundtrack for daydreams.”
You can get the whole deal for 5 bucks, or a few tracks for free. And from what I’ve heard of it (I sampled the eight free tracks first, though I intend to buy I swear), his description is pretty much spot on, and it personally made for a blissfully zoned-out transit-fest this morning.