26 mag 2010

HTDA: THE BELIEVERS E NUOVO EP

"The Believers" il pezzo dei How to Destroy Angels descritto nell'articolo di Wired è stata inclusa nell'app per iPad dello stesso Wired, qui potete scaricarla!

Inoltre sul sito dei HTDA e' stato annunciata la data del 1 giugno come uscita dell'EP di debutto di 6 pezzi,che sara' disponibile in download gratuito; il preordine consente di scaricare immediatamente anche l'mp3 di "The Believers". E' aperta anche la sezione dello "store" in cui e' possibile acquistare T-shirts, Posters e Adesivi.

25 mag 2010

NIN VS. TESTUO

Qui e' possibile scaricare la "famosa" traccia che e' inclusa nei titoli di coda del film "Tetsuo: The Bullet Man" ,si tratta di un inedito firmato Trent Reznor/NIN.

21 mag 2010

COSTRUENDO UNA CANZONE (THE BELIEVERS BY HTDA)

Recentemente il magazine americano "Wired" ha pubblicato un'articolo che riporta una dettagliata descrizione della genesi di una canzone del nuovo gruppo di T.Reznor,How To Destroy Angels; eccolo riportato integralmente!



Constructing a Song (“The Believers”)

by Bryan Gardiner

Lots of musicians have studios; Trent Reznor has an alchemist’s laboratory. On hiatus from touring, the Nine Inch Nails frontman has stuffed a converted garage with blinking electronic doo-dads, from modded synthesizers and sequencers to archaic drum machines. Reznor is using all this gear for his new band, How to Destroy Angels. Here’s how one song off the group’s forthcoming EP evolved from a seeming cacophony of beats and weird noise into a dense, polyrhythmic track.

1. Inspiration
Using a technique they perfected on NIN’s 2007 album, Year Zero, Reznor and producer Atticus Ross began by recording disparate families of musical noise. “We would create -with no preconceived notion of what it was going to sound like- several different rhythm sections or drumbeats and then chop between them to create something else”, Reznor says.

2. Library
Reznor used his roomful of instruments -a vacuum-tube-powered drum machine, a Casio SK-1 keyboard with a bent circuit board, and so on- to put together a library of analog and electronic beats. He transformed those loops with software so they’d have a uniform tempo and loaded them into a keyboard. Then he could play them back on top of each other or cut between them.

3. Lyrics
Reznor’s wife, Mariqueen Maandig – former lead singer of West Indian Girl – came up with a title for the track (“The Believers”) and a snippet of lyric. Reznor and Ross wove it into an ominous, bass-heavy loop. “We won the battle as soon as that beat came out,” Reznor says. “It sounded cool and matched up with what Mariqueen was looking for.”

4. Melodies
Building on top of this substructure, Reznor and Ross spent two days recording ancillary melodies on a Moog MiniMoog Voyager, an out-of-tune African marimba, a Ukulele, and other instruments. “It seemed like a good collision of things, a nice blend of organic and electronic,” Reznor says. They extracted and mixed in the best parts.

5. Vocals
Maandig recorded three verses into a mic connected to sound-processing software called Speakerphone. Reznor sang the verses again an octave lower. Because “The Believers” wasn’t turning out to be a traditionally structured song, Reznor decided on a slow instrumental buildup to the first and second verses, another instrumental section, and then a sinister third verse to finish things off.

6. Polish
Once all the parts had been blended into ProTools, coproducer and longtime NIN collaborator Alan Moulder gave “The Believers” its final layer of polish using the studio’s mixing board. Moulder honed each element, mixed the track down to left and right channels, and sent it off to get mastered. Time from start to completion: seven and a half days.

15 mag 2010

HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN

Disponibile su PitchforkTV il primo video del nuovo progetto di Trent Reznor e consorte, How to Destroy Angels.
L'inedito pezzo si intitola "The Space in Between" ed il magnifico video con la partecipazione di T.Reznor,A.Ross e Mariqueen e' stato diretto da Rupert Sanders.



"The Space in Between" mp3 format

Testo:

All our blood lying on the floor
Sense the crowd expecting something more.
Opened up, proudly on display,
What we tried so hard to hide away

Blinding light illuminates the scene
Try to fill the spaces in between

Arms entwined in a final pose
Narrative drawing to a close
Still remain the things we couldn't kill
In your eyes I can see it still

How we choose the framing of the scene
Hate begins to spill across the screen

Blinding light illuminates the scene
Try to fill the spaces in between

07 mag 2010

HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS: A DROWNING

Il primo pezzo "A Drowning" firmato da Mariqueen, Trent Reznor e Atticus Ross come How To Destroy Angels e' disponibile su
iTunes e Amazon.



Testo di "A Drowning":

It’s the glare from the reflection
Making patterns in your eyes
It’s the looking back in anger
Every second slipping by
Undertow has come to take me
Guarded by the blazing sun
Look at everything around us
Look at everything we’ve done

Please, anyone
I don’t think I can
Save myself
I’m drowning here, please
Anyone
I don’t think I can
Save myself

There’s a tiny little window
Swarms of locusts fill the sky
Maybe I just disappear
If I can keep my head above the tide

Please, anyone
I don’t think I can
Save myself
I’m drowning here, please
Anyone
I don’t think I can
Save myself