NPR’s World Cafe has a great interview with Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor about Ghosts I-IV.
Trent Reznor left his major record label to self-release Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I-IV. A week after its release, his Web site reported more than 750,000 purchases and downloads. In this interview, Reznor talks with host David Dye about his decision to set up a small studio to work on his project free of label restrictions.
Ghosts’ 36 tracks are instrumental. All the elements of Reznor’s production are present — out-of-tune pianos, razor-sharp ambience, jarring percussion — but his textures are more pronounced than ever. The discs make for great remixing material, which is exactly what Reznor has provided his fans. Each song is available as a high-quality multi-track download for those wishing to tinker; thus, the listener has an opportunity to become engaged in the music.