If you were awake early this morning (or paying particular attention) then you saw Trent Reznor unveil the ‘Dragon Tattoo’ soundtrack that he’s been working on for the past fourteen months with Atticus Ross (who soloed on The Book of Eli soundtrack). Together they’ve been known for their work on Nine Inch Nails, but you may remember them earlier this year on stage at the Kodiak Theater to win Academy Awards for their musical work on ‘The Social Network’. Since this is released by The Null Corporation, Reznor’s private label, there’s going to be plenty of options to acquire their industrial instrumental work. I’ll explain more after the break!
After Trent finished work on 2007’s “Year Zero” (my personal favorite NIN album), he was free of his obligations to Interscope and went out to self-release his own music. When he released ‘The Slip’ in 2008, he gave the album away for free, but offered several higher end versions, including a CD/retail release and a $300 Deluxe edition. Yes, a $300 limited edition. He made tons of money from that, so he’s replicating the formula again for his work on The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’.
While he’s not offering the whole album for free, which is said to be a sprawling 3-hour opera on its own merits, there’ll be a digital edition to download December 9th, and a shiny compact disc you can purchase at retail on December 27th. That deluxe edition, including FLAC/lossless copies of the music, six vinyls, and a limited run of 3000 copies autographed by Reznor and Ross, will be released in February. For now, you can download a 6-track sampler, perfect with gapless playback, at the link below. It doesn’t quite have the hooks in it that the first few tracks on ‘The Social Network’ did, but it’s a welcome arrival. Next for musical duo? They’re currently mixing a How To Destroy Angels LP. Awesome.
Source: The Null Corporation