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  1.  (8165.1)
    Don't know if Whitechapel is quite the right crowd for this.

    Looks like Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails in case anyone does not know) is back to making music already.

    http://howtodestroyangels.com/home.html

    Looks like a continuation of Ghosts/Slip era stuff but with a new (Coil inspired) band name and his wife collaborating. Only a teaser clips up so far but it sounds pretty cool (even if it sounds just like NIN).

    Anyone else seen this? Opinions?
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2010
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    Oh yes, NIN gets kicked around muchly here. In a good way.

    The project seems like it might be interesting. Waiting to make a full opinion til it comes out. I've read it will probably only be a 6-song EP or something, so it's probably not going to be earth-shattering. I'll just stick with "interesting."
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    That got my panties wet.
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    Yeah I heard the same thing about the EP. I hope the Trent gives up some vocal space to Mariqueen. NIN music with female vocals sounds like a winning combo.
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    @James

    Ditto. Most certainly ditto.
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      CommentAuthorrazrangel
    • CommentTimeMay 1st 2010
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    Yup just started hearing about this and I'm *very* excited.
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    NIN music with female vocals sounds like a winning combo.

    That’s what I’m really looking forward to. Trent’s vocal talents are pretty limited in comparison to his instrumental range and having someone else singing would be a great way for him to keep moving away from the 1990s alt-rock angst fest. I would be much impressed if Trent can keep moving forward while Soundgarden are digging out the old standards to rehash at Lollapalooza.
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    Interesting. So far the music doesn't sound like much of a departure, but then imo, NIN are still one of the most progressive and interesting bands out there musically. I'm also looking forward to seeing what a vocal update can do to help that stay true.
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      CommentAuthorFauxhammer
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
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    The things that cat can do with sound are amazing--definitely looking forward to this.
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      CommentAuthorinfomancer
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
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    I'm cautiously optimistic. I should be more confident in the potential for this to be awesome, since Trent has an entire career of nearly completely great music. But somehow, I'm wary of spousal collaborations. Also, I've never been a huge fan of industrial with female vocals. I always seem to end up skipping the KMFDM tracks that are too Lucia-heavy.
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
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    I'm a total NIN addict, so am very keen to see how this pans out.

    Whilst I liked Ghosts, I felt a lot of the tracks were like unfinished sketches, or motifs... hopefully HTDA will have more well-rounded tracks.
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    Whilst I liked Ghosts, I felt a lot of the tracks were like unfinished sketches, or motifs... hopefully HTDA will have more well-rounded tracks.


    Agreed. A lot of the Ghosts tracks feel like your getting a snippit of a longer track or just a piece of something. Hoping HTDA will be more fleshed out.

    Also their is a third video up as of today.
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      CommentAuthorbrianwood
    • CommentTimeMay 2nd 2010
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    Play those three clips at once.

    b
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    @brianwood

    Wow, that's fucking amazing. So I'm guessing those will become one of the tracks...interesting approach to the whole viral marketing type thing.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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    Apparently the black "censor" bars on the banner have been getting lighter

    documented here
    NinWiki
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      CommentAuthorJeff Owens
    • CommentTimeMay 3rd 2010
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    Fourth video is up, and I'm loving it.
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    Does the background on the page seem to be changing or is just me?
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      CommentAuthorDenari
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2010
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    I'm loving the art direction on this, I know it's pretty much a continuation of the Ghosts stuff (and has strong resonance with The Fragile too) but it's just very cool. I'm very keen to see who else they get in the line up. I have to admit, I felt pretty low after the last tour... I knew Trent would do something else, but even so, I've been listening to NIN since Broken.
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      CommentAuthorreosarevok
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2010 edited
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    From Trent's Twitter:

    trent_reznor

    New music from my new band: http://bit.ly/bFqEwi 8 minutes ago via web

    Sounds like NIN with a female voice. Not bad at all, not amazing either.
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      CommentAuthorrickiep00h
    • CommentTimeMay 4th 2010
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    Sounds like NIN with a female voice. Not bad at all, not amazing either.
    Yeah, that's pretty accurate. It definitely sounds like The Fragile. The first five minutes or so sound like they should have had Trent singing, though, as it sounds like Mariqueen's voice isn't built for that range or inflection style.

    I'm interested to hear more, but I don't know if I'd pick up the EP if it sounds like this all the way through. Just not my cuppa.