Ghosts I—IV features a wide assortment of musical instruments, including pianoguitarbasssynthesizermarimbatambourinebanjodulcimerand xylophonemany of which were sampled and distorted electronically.
Rob Sheridan acted as the album's art director, in collaboration with Artist in Residence. A page PDF comes with Album) version of the album and contains a photograph for each of the 36 tracks.
These photographs are also embedded into the ID3 tags of every downloadable track. Ghosts I—IV was released online on March 2,on the official Nine Inch Nails website in a number of different formats at various price points. Physical copies of the album were available for pre-sale online, with immediate access to the digital version.
These were limited to 2, pieces, each copy numbered and signed by Trent Reznor. The album is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike license, in effect allowing anyone to use or rework the material for any non-profit purpose, as long as credit is provided and the resulting work is released under a similar license.
Reznor wrote in that "more volumes of Ghosts are likely to appear in the future. As a result, Reznor and Ross were given writing credits for the song. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot in April and stayed there for a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks. Nearly two weeks after the release of the album, Reznor organized and announced a user-created " film festival " as an accompaniment to the album, hosted at the official Nine Inch Nails YouTube channel.
Ghosts I—IV material was implemented into Nine Inch Nails live performances typically as a distinct section of instrumental songs midway through the show. The Album) segment included instrumentation from a marimbaharmoniumglockenspieldouble bassbanjo and various homemade percussion instruments.
Yet it's the most interesting NIN in years. The album's unorthodox distribution methods also garnered the attention of various 26 Ghosts III - Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV (CDr agencies, such as Wired ' s Eliot Van Buskirk, who labeled Ghosts as "a remarkably extensive release". Rolling Stone 's review called the album a "a new-media showpiece",  while Tiny Mix Tapes said "the circumstances surrounding the release are so forward-thinking that they could be considered just as key to appreciating the album as the music itself.
The album's initial release on the official Nine Inch Nails website suffered problems as the website was inundated with traffic, and was not fully operational until extra servers were added to handle the influx of downloads. The physical release of the album debuted at number 14 on the US Billboard with 26, copies sold in its first week. All tracks are written by Trent Reznor and Atticus Rossexcept where noted.
Included with the "Deluxe" and "Ultra-Deluxe" releases were two additional bonus tracks, accessible only by reconstructing them from multi-track files provided on the DVD. The second bonus track features musical elements and a similar song structure to "Demon Seed", track 10 from what would be the next Nine Inch Nails release, The Slip. Album credits adapted from the liner notes of Ghosts I—IV : . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Nin ghosts.
Nine Inch Nails. March 11, Retrieved January 4, Retrieved March 27, Retrieved October 8, It's Free". The New York Times. Retrieved June 9, Archived from the original on March 8, Ghosts was initially intended to be a five-track EPbut the final release consists of four nine-track EPs, totaling 36 tracks.
Ghosts was initially released digitally on the official Nine Inch Nails website without any prior advertisement or promotion. Via the official Nine Inch Nails YouTube profile, a user-generated "film festival" was announced, where fans were invited to visually interpret the album's music and post their results. Critical reception of the album has been generally favorable, with its unorthodox release attracting positive comments from many critics. These nominations represented the first time music released under a Creative Commons license had been nominated for a Grammy Award.
Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor announced in that the band had completed its contractual obligations to its record label, Interscope Recordsand would no longer be working with Album) company.
He also revealed that the band would likely distribute its next album independently, possibly in a fashion similar to Saul Williams ' album The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!
Following the Performance tour in support of the band's previous album Year ZeroReznor set out to make a record "with very little forethought".
Whatever happens during that time gets released as Live-band member Alessandro Cortini and studio musicians Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione also contributed instrumental performances on select tracks. And then attempt to describe that with sound and texture and melody. And treat it, in a sense, as if it were a soundtrack. Sometimes he'll bury chattering electro beats under forebodingly tortured synth-tones.
Sometimes he'll offer shockingly clear impressionistic Erik Satie-esque pianos, letting them plink prettily away for minutes at a time before sending some new ominous machine-hum to molest them. Every once in a while, he'll use a riff or a bassline that I could swear he's used before but can't quite place. But even if every one of these tracks stands as a formal experiment unto itself, after an hour or two these 26 Ghosts III - Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts I-IV (CDr ideas begin to bleed indistinctly into each other, evolving into puddles of vaguely ominous aural mush.
When Ghosts works best, it's as a showcase for Reznor's estimable studio skills. Plenty of the individual sounds here are just gorgeous, and Reznor even expands his palette a bit to encompass marimbas, banjos, and percussively Beck-like slide-guitar. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental.
Sexy Trippy All Moods. It's a little unfortunate that Reznor's given up on surround mixes though. Year Zero was not available in a 5. Naturally, the availability of all multitracks make surround fan mixes feasible, so that's one saving point, but I was also quite a fan of the way The Downward Spiral Deluxe Edition was remixed for 5.
A rather excellent listen on the well-designed surround setup, no doubt. Oh, and he released the first nine tracks under a Creative Commons license EDIT: make that the entire albumby the way, and provided the initial seeds on various torrent sites.
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