Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Happy NIN day!

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last few months, you probably know that the new Nine Inch Nails record Year Zero is out today.



Year Zero is a concept album based on an entirely plausible future where the United States Bureau of Morality is the high law of the land, and listening to a "subversive" album like this could land you in some serious shiznat. More over the US in entranced by what is being called "The Presence" (which could be nothing more than drug influenced hysteria) and brandishing bibles like they are going out of style...

What intrigued me most about this album was not just its concept, but the way that the concept was carried out from start to finish.

It all began innocently enough with some diligent fans decoding a url on a shirt (!!) that lead them to iamtryingtobelieve.com

The weirdness didn't end there several songs were leaked via usb drives left in restrooms at shows, and more websites started to emerge. All of these sites pointed to more bits of info about this distopian future...

All of it leads to the release of the album, and the very scary world that Trent Reznor has constructed.

In the next couple of days I will try to post a few of blogs about some of this. For now I'm doing what the rest of you should be doing...

Listening to Year Zero and trying to make sense of it all...

1 comment:

laerm said...

uh, well, it was a very comfy rock i was living under, anyway.

after moving here, i realised my friends demographic has changed to the point where if i say "love & rockets", they all know a good comic book, and nobody knows who bauhaus are.