Posts Tagged ‘dark ambient’

July 19, 2017

As reported last week, industrial rock legends Nine Inch Nails will be releasing a new EP entitled Add Violence this Friday, the second in a series of three related EPs. We received our first taste of Add Violence last week in the form of gloriously thrashing, noisy seething Less Than. Today’s THIS ISN’T THE PLACE is just as gripping and phenomenal, but in a very different manner. It’s an eerily haunting brooder whose atmosphere is so intense that it recalls some of Trent Reznor’s film soundtrack work. THIS ISN’T THE PLACE is a slow build of an opaque droning crescendo that recalls recent Radiohead as well as Massive Attack and Portishead. The whole ambiance of THIS ISN’T A PLACE and the control panel visualizer that comes along with the song also remind me of that masterpiece of a Twin Peaks episode on which NIN performed just a month prior. Twin Peaks: The Return episode 8 is David Lynch’s magnum opus, and NIN couldn’t have been a more perfect fit for its atmosphere. NIN’s Add Violence EP can be pre-ordered digitally, here, or on vinyl, here. A CD version will be out on September 1st.

October 10, 2014
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New label Unit 6 Records’ first signing is a UK band named Live//Learn. Today, they unveil their debut single, Filth. It’s a track that lives up to its name well, with its dark, guttural alt rock and electro-rock style, reminding me greatly of Trent Reznor’s work but a blend between NIN’s industrial rock and the more electric and atmospheric How To Destroy Angels. Filth is, as I say often, a haunting experience, but this one is more of the ominous, spine tingling kind. In a good, deliciously satisfying way, of course.

October 10, 2014
https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/171398964/stream?client_id=3cQaPshpEeLqMsNFAUw1Q?plead=please-dont-download-this-or-our-lawyers-wont-let-us-host-audio

New label Unit 6 Records’ first signing is a UK band named Live//Learn. Today, they unveil their debut single, Filth. It’s a track that lives up to its name well, with its dark, guttural alt rock and electro-rock style, reminding me greatly of Trent Reznor’s work but a blend between NIN’s industrial rock and the more electric and atmospheric How To Destroy Angels. Filth is, as I say often, a haunting experience, but this one is more of the ominous, spine tingling kind. In a good, deliciously satisfying way, of course.

Nine Inch Nails’ brand new song

June 6, 2013

I’m sure by now, many of you have already listened to Nine Inch Nail’s new single Came Back Haunted. If you haven’t, it’s time to listen. If you have, time to listen to it again. The band threw fans into a happy frenzy by announcing ninth album Hesitation Marks, which is set to drop on September 3. It’s been a long 5 years since their last release and subsequent announcement of hiatus. In that interim, we’ve seen members of NIN dabble in all sorts of projects, some of them garnering major awards and much success. Trent Reznor has proven himself to be a great soundtrack composer for Hollywood motion pictures. How To Destroy Angels has done some pretty amazing things, particularly live. I guess they decided it was time to end that hiatus, despite still having much going on elsewhere.

Came Back Haunted is a fitting return. Just listen to the lyrics. The track harkens back to earlier NIN. It also fits right in with the EDM scheme of themes these days, since it’s very much an electro funk song. I also can’t help noticing how similar the production sounds to some of How To Destroy Angel’s material. Came Back Haunted is dark, creepy, and so wonderfully NIN. I’ve already listened to it many times, today.

Nine Inch Nails’ brand new song

June 6, 2013

I’m sure by now, many of you have already listened to Nine Inch Nail’s new single Came Back Haunted. If you haven’t, it’s time to listen. If you have, time to listen to it again. The band threw fans into a happy frenzy by announcing ninth album Hesitation Marks, which is set to drop on September 3. It’s been a long 5 years since their last release and subsequent announcement of hiatus. In that interim, we’ve seen members of NIN dabble in all sorts of projects, some of them garnering major awards and much success. Trent Reznor has proven himself to be a great soundtrack composer for Hollywood motion pictures. How To Destroy Angels has done some pretty amazing things, particularly live. I guess they decided it was time to end that hiatus, despite still having much going on elsewhere.

Came Back Haunted is a fitting return. Just listen to the lyrics. The track harkens back to earlier NIN. It also fits right in with the EDM scheme of themes these days, since it’s very much an electro funk song. I also can’t help noticing how similar the production sounds to some of How To Destroy Angel’s material. Came Back Haunted is dark, creepy, and so wonderfully NIN. I’ve already listened to it many times, today.