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Nine Inch Nails announce new EP, vinyl reissues

By | Published on Monday 19 December 2016

Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor has announced that a new Nine Inch Nails EP, ‘Not The Actual Events’, will be released this Friday. Just in case you were starting to worry that his promise of new music from the project this year was going to come to nothing.

“It’s an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make”, says Reznor of the EP, recorded with his soundtracking partner Atticus Ross. “It’s an EP because that ended up being the proper length to tell that story”.

The EP will be released digitally on 23 Dec. Pre-orders are also being taken for a vinyl edition and a high quality audio version with “physical component”. Those will be shipped in the spring and this coming January respectively.

As well as that, Reznor has announced a new series of vinyl reissues, which will see NIN’s ‘Broken’ EP, ‘The Downward Spiral’ and ‘The Fragile’ available remastered and pressed on 180g vinyl.

“We want to present the catalogue as it was intended to be, with no compromises”, says Reznor. “That means a careful remastering of the audio from the original sources, a painstaking recreation of the artwork, pristine materials, some surprises and an insane attention to detail that you probably won’t notice, but it matters to us. No extra bullshit and gimmicks – the ‘real’ records in their truest form”.

If you’re a fan of bullshit extras and gimmicks though, he’s also got you covered. In addition to all of this, Reznor’s also announced another limited edition release, ‘The Fragile: Deviations 1’, which features instrumentals, alternate versions and previously unreleased tracks from the recording sessions of ‘The Fragile’.

“‘The Fragile’ occupies a very interesting and intimate place in my heart”, explains Reznor. “I was going through a turbulent time in my life when making it and revisiting it has become a form of therapy for me. As an experiment, I removed all the vocals from the record and found it became a truly changed experience that worked on a different yet compelling level. ‘The Fragile: Deviations 1’ represents Atticus and I embellishing the original record with a number of tracks from those sessions we didn’t use before. The result paints a complementary but different picture we wanted to share”.

A high quality download of that release will be available on Thursday this week, although it will not be released digitally elsewhere. The vinyl edition will also not be re-pressed once it has sold out. Hooray for extras and gimmicks!