Nine Inch Nails releases new album online Radiohead style03.4.08   |   Posted in: Music   |   By: Kellis Landrum
Tags: Ghosts, Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor
It looks like Trent Reznor saw the light and followed it around his record label straight to fans. The new online pay-what-you-want- distribution model pioneered by Radiohead supposedly snagged an average of $4 per download, which ironically is $2 more than they got from their record label.
The new Nine Inch Nails album “Ghosts I-IV” boasts a whopping 36 instrumental tracks recorder over a 10 week period late last year. The first nine tracks are available for free, all 36 tracks can be downloaded for $5 or you can get 2 CD’s for $10. There’s also a deluxe package package with HD DVD video and other Nine Inch Nails swag, and the $300 Ultra Deluxe package where Trent comes over to play with your Ouija board is already sold out.
We’re listening to the tracks right now and true to form, Trent Reznor’s usual style of music genius comes through with a very intellectual tone. This is definitely not the more poppy radio friendly Nine Inch Nails sound and we like it all the more for that. It’s reminds us much more of a theatrical soundtrack (which Reznor hints at on his site) reminiscent of Thom Yorke’s Kid A style sonic experiments but a little more cohesive.
Thanks to our friends at TheSceneStar.com for the tip.