Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS / How to Destroy Angels EP (2010)

HtDA is Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, with Mariqueen Maandig on vocals. Reznor plays it safe most of the time, sticking to what he knows best, which translates to a mix of NIN's own Ghosts (2008) album, albeit with the addition of female vocals, the drone of The Fragile (1999) and the production of With Teeth (2005); the Fur Lined track could fit easily on the latter. The quieter moments, particularly the E.P's closing track, with its haunting piano, are to me the most interesting additions. It's not the departure from NIN that was promised, but it's free from the official site, so, if you're a NIN fan, it's certainly worth a punt.

Songs of Note: The Space in Between; A Drowning

3½ closed narratives out of 5

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