Those of you interested in the exploits of industrial metallers Nine Inch Nails will be pleased to hear that an instrumental album can be downloaded from their official site as of now. It is entitled ‘Ghosts I-IV‘ and is a compilation of four nine track EPs. The first, entitled ‘Ghosts I‘ can be downloaded free from the band’s website and the entire 36 song epic can be purchased for a mere $5. (This also includes a 40 page PDF booklet and various other extras such as icons, wallpapers, etc.)
Obviously the success of Radiohead‘s ‘free’ album ‘In Rainbows‘ and Saul Williams‘ ‘The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!‘ (Which Trent Reznor worked on) has paved the way for this bold and lucrative decision by the NIN frontman.
According to the NIN site, the album contains “almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall.” Reznor goes on to explain that:
“I’ve been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn’t have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective – dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I’m very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts.”
Wow. Download/payment options can be found here. Recently, Reznor disbanded the live incarnation of Nine Inch Nails, which featured infamous guitarist Aaron North and drum-wizard, Josh Freese. He is apparently seeking new ways and alternative means to perform Nine Inch Nails songs live.