Late last year, Trent Reznor declared, “New NIN coming in 2016. Other stuff, too.” The ‘other stuff’ included the scores for NASA’s Juno short film, the climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (featuring the song “A Minute To Breathe”) and the Peter Berg film “Patriots Day,” set for wide release on January 13, 2017.
On December 23, Nine Inch Nails will self-release Not The Actual Events, a new five- song EP. It finds Reznor and now official bandmate Atticus Ross taking an unexpected left turn from 2013’s Hesitation Marks and sounding unrecognizable from their current film work. “It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make,” says Reznor. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story.”
“The Fragile occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart,” explains Reznor. “I was going through a turbulent time in my life when making it and revisiting it has become a form of therapy for me. As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. The Fragile: Deviations 1 represents Atticus and I embellishing the original record with a number of tracks from those sessions we didn’t use before. The result paints a complimentary but different picture we wanted to share.”
“We want to present the catalog as it was intended to be, with no compromises,” says Reznor. “That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail that you probably won’t notice…but it matters to us. No extra bullshit and gimmicks – the ‘real’ records in their truest form.”
‘A Minute to Breathe’, new song from @treznor & Atticus Ross, is now available to stream on @applemusic. The song is from the soundtrack to Before the Flood, a collaboration between Reznor & Ross, @mogwaiband and Gustavo Santaolalla. Soundtrack available for preorder on @iTunes, 3xLP Vinyl at NIN.com The film will air globally in 171 countries and 45 languages on the National Geographic Channel starting October 30th.