Trent had been quiet for some time. Seemingly taking a break from things. The last I saw or heard from him was late 2014 when I saw him headline a show at the White River Amphitheater.
Note: Probably one of the coolest stage entrances I had ever seen…house lights and stage lights were on. Then about halfway through the first song, BAM! House lights out and a full-on light show began. Rob Sheridan is a genius.
Shortly before the end of 2016, Trent gave an interview saying that there would be some new Nine Inch Nails before the year is out. It was in the final days of December when Not The Actual Events was released on vinyl and digital. At the same time, the announcement was made that the entire NIN discography would be re-released on vinyl and with what was called “Definitive Versions”. Cool idea.
DIGITAL FORMATS AND STREAMING ARE GREAT AND CERTAINLY CONVENIENT, BUT THE IDEAL WAY I’D HOPE A LISTENER EXPERIENCE MY MUSIC IS TO GRAB A GREAT SET OF HEADPHONES, SIT WITH THE VINYL, DROP THE NEEDLE, HOLD THE JACKET IN YOUR HANDS LOOKING AT THE ARTWORK (WITH YOUR FUCKING PHONE TURNED OFF) AND GO ON A JOURNEY WITH ME.
— Trent Reznor
Back to Patriots Day…almost.
I would have to say that my favorite Trent Reznor / Atticus Ross score would have to be for The Social Network. Having read the book The Accidental Billionaires in a single sitting I was invested in the film when it came out. I thought Jesse Eisenberg was a great choice but the breakout star had to be the soundtrack. It didn’t take away from the film or add too much to it. It was just there. Almost like an invisible character that knew when to show up and when to go away.
Haven’t seen Patriots Day yet. I’ll probably wait until it’s on Netflix or I can rent it from Amazon. I did listen to the soundtrack per Trent’s instructions with headphones from start to finish. The best thing about the Patriots Day soundtrack is that it paints a picture. I used to live in Boston, I know the story of the Boston Marathon Bombings and hearing the soundtrack I could picture the city in peaceful times and in times of turmoil.
|Them And Us||4:19|
|We Forget Who We Are||4:56|
|The Place You Are Right Now||7:06|
|Nobody Cares About Me||4:13|
|The Night Drive||12:14|
|Long Shadows On The Street||7:10|