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Like other die-hard fans of Nine Inch Nails, I was both surprised and delighted when Trent Reznor recently announced the release of his newest, and hitherto unannounced work, Ghosts I-IV. Ghosts is something of a departure from the "usual" Nine Inch Nails catalog, relying less on structured hooks, beats and lyrics, and instead drawing its brilliance from a more improvisational format. Trent describes it thusly: "Nine Inch Nails presents Ghosts I-IV, a brand new 36 track instrumental collection available right now. Almost two hours of new music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period last fall, Ghosts I-IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain. I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its very nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point. This collection of music is the result of working from a very visual perspective - dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture; a soundtrack for daydreams. I'm very pleased with the result and the ability to present it directly to you without interference. I hope you enjoy the first four volumes of Ghosts." It's worth noting that until recently Nine Inch Nails had been, like most other commercial bands, beholden to its record label. But no longer. And now Mr. Reznor, et al, are free from constraint to offer up whatever music they believe their fans might want to hear without having a middleman second-guess the "commercial viability" of such new offerings, and to do so in whatever venues and formats they choose (i.e. direct download). After listening to these first four volumes of Ghosts (more volumes are expected), I'm sure you'll agree that less middleman interference is a good thing.
-Will

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