Archive for Trent Reznor

Review: How to Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion

Posted in Review with tags , on March 25, 2013 by softsynth

We loved the first EP and all the early signs were this was an exciting project that was going to have a real impact. Then came the An Omen EP and things suddenly seemed to stall, matters became frozen in a dull stasis. So as we waited for the first full-length album we weren’t sure if the trendlines were all that promising. And in fact as we delved into the songs for the first, oh, 40 or so listens we still weren’t sure, but damn if there aren’t some lovely subtle, beautifully layered songs packed tightly into this mix. Continue reading


Trent wins the Golden Globe

Posted in News with tags on January 16, 2011 by softsynth

Yeah, posted with little comment except to say, the sight of ‘ol Trent Reznor, up there accepting his Golden Globe award in his tux for the breathtaking soundtrack for The Social Network is bizarre and hard to square. But well deserved and a terrific acknowledgement of a modern day genius.

That is all.

Trent, Peter Murphy et al being awesome

Posted in News with tags , , on July 29, 2010 by softsynth

Just a quick ‘un. Thanks to SideLine for the heads up, but this delicious bit of awesomeness is courtesy of Trent Reznor, Jeordie White, Peter Murphy and Atticus Ross. Loved the original by The Normal (global treasure, Daniel Miller), may love this even more. Worth sharing.

Between How to Destroy Angels and these out takes Reznor has been posting on the NIN site, he and Ross have been producing some of the most fun music out there currently.

Enjoy: Warm Leatherette

Review: How to Destroy Angels – How to Destroy Angels

Posted in Review with tags , on June 5, 2010 by softsynth

Trent Reznor making noise of closing the door on Nine Inch Nails was horrifyingly depressing but if he can make music as interesting, challenging and oft-awesome as the debut from How to Destroy Angels we might weather the storm better than we anticipated.

The project is the result of a collaboration between Reznor, his wife Mariqueen and producer/tech guy/long time NIN collaborator Atticus Ross and it’s a dilly. The first product is a self-titled six song ep and it’s one of the most thought-provoking and fascinating releases of 2010. Continue reading

Trent Reznor cranking out a new project?

Posted in News with tags , , on April 30, 2010 by softsynth

Rumours are flying that the new band How to Destroy Angels is actually Nine Inch Nails impresario Trent Reznor and his wife, Mariqueen Maandig. Sure sounds like it could be from the clip they made available on their newly launched web site. Not sure with any certainly but either way, we’re ingregued. As long as Reznor is making music we’re sated and if it’s something this promising so much the better. And if by chance this is not Reznor, then good on whoever this really is for the extra publicity (but we still think it’s him…