Nine Inch Nails released a surprise album today! They didn’t even release information to their fan club in advance. Its called Ghosts I-IV and there are several ways to legally get it.
Their servers have been slammed today. It took me a couple tries to download the nine free tracks. Then I paid the $5 to download all 36 songs and just downloaded them with Bit Torrent from The Pirate Bay. I’ll probably download again from the official site once their servers have recovered.
I have no problem downloading them with Bit Torrent since I paid for them; but a lot of tracking companies want the counts from the official site so that they can get a more accurate count.
Its very, very mellow. Very ambient and experimental. Instrumental only, no vocals. Awesome to have in the background while working on something that requires brain power.
Here are all of the ways to get it.
- FREE DOWNLOAD
Ghosts I – The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as high-quality DRM-free MP3s (320kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged) including complete 40 page PDF. Also includes thedigital extras pack – various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.
- $5 DOWNLOAD
Ghosts I-IV – All 36 tracks in a variety of DRM-free digital formats (320 kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged; FLAC Lossless; Apple Lossless) including a 40 page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack – various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.This version is also available from the Amazon MP3 store.
- $10 2XCD SET
Ghosts I-IV – 2 audio CDs in a gatefold digipak package with a 16-page booklet. To be shipped TBD. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in same choice of formats as $5 Download option. Download will include the 40 page PDF and the digital extras pack – various wallpapers, cons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.This configuration will be released to retail in North America (April 8), Australia (April 5), the UK (April 8), Japan (April 5) and most European territories (April 8).
- $75 LIMITED EDITION DELUXE PACKAGE
Ghosts I-IV – Hardcover book holding 2 audio CDs, 1 data DVD of all 36 tracks in multi-track format (in .wav files readable by Mac and Windows), and Blu-ray disc featuring stereo recordings in high-definition 24 bit 96Khz with exclusive slide show. Includes immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in all formats and with all extras mentioned above. Also includes 48-page hardcover of photographs by Phillip Graybill and Rob Sheridan.Discs and art book both housed in fabric slipcover.
- $300 ULTRA-DELUXE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE
Ghosts I-IV – Contains all elements from deluxe package, along with exclusive 4XLP 180-gram vinyl set, and two limited edition Giclee prints available exclusively in this package. Disc book, art book, and prints are all housed in a fabric slipcover. 4XLP vinyl set comes in its own fabric slipcover. INCLUDES immediate DRM-free download of the entire collection in all formats and with all extras mentioned above. LIMITED TO 2500 PIECES, NUMBERED AND PERSONALLY SIGNED BY TRENT REZNOR.
Today my wife and I saw the movie Juno and we both loved it. I’m kinda sappy when it comes to movies, so I’m not sure this one is right for most “dudes”. It had a lot of humor but no action, little conflict, and is just one of those quiet, pleasant little films.
The movie follows a teenage girl (Juno, played masterfully by Ellen Page) who becomes pregnant and has to decide what to do about it. She decides that she will give the baby up for adoption, and chooses a nice couple from a free shopping magazine.
Juno’s spirit is just so endearing that she carries the film, and you become invested in her decisions and I found myself truly wanting to know how things would end up. Like I said there are no major conflicts or outrageous drama, but it is an interesting story that held my interest to the end. That’s not to say that there wasn’t high emotion, moments that made me hold my breath, and a few tears shed.
One thing that I liked is that Juno’s relationship to her dad and step-mom were very happy, healthy, and loving. No stereotypical “evil step mother”, and no controlling ogre of a father. I appreciated that as both a father, and a step-father because those stereotypes constantly get revisited in Hollywood.
I can see why this sleeper indy movie has taken audiences by storm and placed it in contention for Oscar season. Juno delivers excellent storytelling, excellent movie making, excellent acting, and a quirky little soundtrack which all made for an enjoyable few hours well worth the cost of admission.
This action sequence runs for four minutes and follows one pissed off dude wreaking havoc in a hotel up four flights of stairs, throwing guys off balconies and smashing stuff.
The choreography and stuntsmanship is amazing. If you read through the video details they actually attempted the scene five times over the course of several months to get the perfect take.
The official post is simple:
create, share, download, and listen to thousands of NIN remixes in this new community of user-generated creativity. http://remix.nin.com
But the site is very rich, and well done. The concept is that Trent Reznor is making the original multi-track files available for anybody to change, add to, remix, destroy, and then upload it to the site for everybody to hear. There is a social network aspect (voting for uploaded tracks, commenting, etc) and every thing can be downloaded as free mp3 files.
The entire site is also RSS enabled- so you can subscribe to news feeds, or track listing feeds as well as subscribe to category feeds (or individual artists) for remixes which will download as podcasts of the actual mp3s.
When I heard that NIN was doing this, I was very excited at the thought, but the execution is just amazing!