CMU Approved

Approved: How To Destroy Angels – A Drowning

By | Published on Wednesday 5 May 2010

After announcing its existence with as little information as possible last week, Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig yesterday revealed the first full track from their new project, How To Destroy Angels, via Pitchfork. Seven minutes in length, ‘A Drowning’ sounds like a downtempo mesh of ‘The Great Below’ and ‘Right Where It Belongs’ by Nine Inch Nails with silky vocals from Maandig draped over the top.

That the track sounds like Nine Inch Nails is perhaps to be expected, though that Reznor hasn’t moved out of his comfort zone is a little disappointing initially. But it’s hard to remain downhearted for long when the results of this new track are so good. If the rest of the debut EP from the duo (or trio, as the picture posted with the track would suggest) lives up to this, then it’ll be something worth paying attention to, even if it is simply an extension of the Nine Inch Nails brand.