• Axl Rosenberg

TRENT REZNOR GIVING AWAY FIVE TRACKS FROM HIS SCORE FOR THE SOCIAL NETWORKIn other news, Trent Reznor continues to be an awesome dude.

Back in July, Mr. Self-Destruct himself announced that he and his longtime collaborator, Atticus Ross, would be scoring David Fincher’s new film, The Social Network; now they’re taking pre-orders for that score (in a variety of formats, natch), and, at the same site, giving away five songs for free if you’re willing to hand over your e-mail address.

A statement from Reznor regarding the subject reads as follows:

“This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent – something we’re very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.

“Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory – electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.

“Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the ‘clunkiness’ of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding.”

Only Trent Reznor would feel the need to apologize for having to work with Amazon. Sheesh.

Insofar as the music itself goes, well… it’s kind of Nine Inch Nail-ish, but not in a “Head Like a Hole” way or anything — it’s mellow (and, of course, instrumental), but it’s got Trent’s fingerprints all over it. I’m very excited to hear the rest, and to hear it within the context of the film itself.

Go here to get the music.


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