Ghosts I - IV, the follow-up to 2007's Year Zero, is a 36 track set of instrumental arrangements composed and recorded last fall after the band declared its freedom from At nearly 2 hours, the collection finds Nine Inch Nails exploring sounds previously uncharted by the band.
According to Trent Reznor, via the band's official website:
"I've been considering and wanting toRight now, you can download Ghosts I for free, or download the whole collection for a mere $5.
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."
"This music arrived unexpectedly as the result of an experiment. The
rules were as follows: 10 weeks, no clear agenda, no overthinking, everything
driven by impulse. Whatever happens during that time gets released as...
result is a wildly varied body of music that we're able to present to the world
in ways the confines of a major record label would never have allowed - from a
100% DRM-free, high-quality download, to the most luxurious physical package
we've ever created. More volumes of Ghosts are likely to appear in the
Additionally, Ghosts I-IV is now available for pre-order as a double disc set for $10, which includes a free mp3 album download. A deluxe version boxed set is also available for pre-order. You can preview the album first on the NIN website. For detailed purchasing options, head on over to the order page.