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Postby Alice » Wed Jul 28, 2010 12:14 am

Sounds pretty interesting to me.
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Postby exolstice » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:52 am

Alice wrote:Sounds pretty interesting to me.


Saul Williams wrote one of the tracks and does vocals on it.
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Postby Alice » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:19 pm

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross - The Social Network

Unlike a lot of movie scores, this album feels like something you could casually listen too. TR and Atticus could have easily called this album Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts V-VI without any arguments.

To me that's not a bad thing, but almost every time TR releases something now (HTDA) some fan automatically jumps to the conclusion that just because it sounds similar to Ghosts that it must be left over, re-worked or recycled material from the Ghosts sessions. Apparently, they're too slow to realize that the Ghosts sound is where TR is with his music now. Back in the day when we only got a new NIN album every five years we called each "style" an era. Each album had a distinctive sound, and anything released within that era shared that sound. So much so that you can listen to a song and determine what era it belongs to. The reason everything TR does now sounds like Ghosts is because we're currently experiencing the Ghosts era.

That said, this album, while a score for a movie, could have easily been a full fledged NIN album. While it does sound like a successor to Ghosts, it feels much more cohesive. Ghosts I-IV had a distinct patchwork quality about it, but the TSN tracks seem to gel and fit together. Ghosts I-IV was a constant surprise from track to track, because there was so much variation in tempo and style. TSN is thematically very somber.

In addition to being Ghosts styled in sound there's also something that I found very interesting. Some tracks feature synthesized chiptune parts that could have easily been made using an old NES. Without hearing it firsthand it's hard to believe that it would fit very well without sounding tacky like a blue car with a yellow hood, but it fits perfectly and manages to tie the album together with a unique signature sound.

Lastly, I know this is going to sound hypocritical after that second paragraph, but there is actual Ghosts material here, albeit not recycled. They're more like fleshed out "versions" as some old NIN remixes were called. Basically, he took 35 Ghosts IV and 14 Ghosts II (that I noticed on my first listen), amended, extended and slightly reshaped them so they would fit into TSN without sticking out like something obviously made separately from the TSN session.

Aside from that, the album is completely new material (there's a "cover" of Edvard Grieg's In the Hall of the Mountain King) from the duo, and the better chunk of it (I'm being modest) is material I'd rank right up there with the best NIN material. A few tracks even sound reminiscent of Still.

The man never seems to half-ass anything, and if this is the kind of music he'll be making under his own name I won't be too upset if he never makes a "NIN" album again.
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Postby exolstice » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:03 pm

So which version will you be buying?
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Postby Alice » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:38 pm

I bought all three the day they went up.
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Postby exolstice » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:34 pm

Crazy!
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Postby MT » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:14 pm

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Postby exolstice » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:07 pm

That's not music!
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Postby J. Spiffyman » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:22 pm

Maybe it's the song based on the movie based on the comic book the original song was based on?
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Postby MT » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:41 pm

shite! who the fuck posted in this thread!?!
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Postby Spliff » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:59 pm

I love MT.
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Postby Metroid » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:06 am

Maybe he meant to post the Iron Man 2 AC/DC soundtrack.
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Postby Peeker » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:58 pm

exolstice wrote:That's not music!


hell, it's not much of a movie either...

as for me, just some awesome stuff I wrote and recorded.
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Postby MT » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:18 am

i saw Sufjan Stevens the other night. a good mix of mellow and future synth folk.
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Postby Alice » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:20 am

Amon Amarth: Surtur Rising

My top three Amon albums currently run thusly:

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As odd as it sounds, these three albums hold the top spots, because each features a song that actually makes me tear up a bit. Versus The World has Down The Slopes of Death, With Oden On Our Side has Hermod's Ride to Hel - Loke's Treachery Part I and Surtur Rising has Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II (tears of anger on that one, because Töck is an asshole).

Obviously, Surtur Rising is good, since it took a top spot. The only song I tend to skip at times is Slaves of Fear. Everything else is like sex with a valkyrie.
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby Ghost » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:59 am

I've listened to this We Are Augustines album several times today. I'm really digging it for now.
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby MT » Sat Dec 24, 2011 3:55 am

genre?
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby Ghost » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:25 am

Did you get a chance to listen to that?
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby MT » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:42 am

yeah, i listened to the album when i was packing. i liked it, but it wasn't something i needed to keep in my ears any chance i get. i'll give it another go down the road, sometimes that triggers a reaction.
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby Ghost » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:41 am

That happens to me too. I'll wonder why I bought something and then it'll just click later.
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Re: Last Tune You Heard/How Was It

Postby MT » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:43 pm

i heard one of the songs again not strung along with a bunch of others by the same artist, and i liked it a bit more.

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