In the ultimate example of one-upping and middle fingering the music industry, TR releases a new album with zero marketing. Being swept up in the madness of it all are thousands of spiral members who were speculating a webcast, or tour or album announcements for sometime in the future. It’s an understatement to say that we were all pleasantly surprised.
With a multitude of buying options ranging from $0-$300, there’s something for everyone.
UPDATE: $300 limited edition signed version coming my way soon thanks to the manfriend. Buying a $300 audio experience sound unheard…I guess you could say I have faith that this will be good.
Background info on the project from the album site:
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… something.
The team: Atticus Ross, Alan Moulder and myself with some help from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione. Rob Sheridan collaborated with Artist in Residence (A+R) to create the accompanying visual and physical aesthetic.
We began improvising and let the music decide the direction. Eyes were closed, hands played instruments and it began. Within a matter of days it became clear we were on to something, and a lot of material began appearing. What we thought could be a five song EP became much more. I invited some friends over to join in and we all enjoyed the process of collaborating on this.
The end 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 future.
– Trent Reznor, March 2, 2008