Add Violence is the sixth extended play by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. Released through The Null Corporation and Capitol Records on July 19, 2017, it is the second in a trilogy of releases, following the EP Not the Actual Events and preceding the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch, it was produced by Atticus Ross. Moving away from the more aggressive nature of Not The Actual Events, the EP focused more on soundscapes and textures alongside their traditional elements, similar to that of The Fragile, which resulted in more longform compositions; the release was promoted with two singles: "Less Than" and "This Isn't the Place", along with their accompanying music videos. Add Violence received a positive response from critics, reached No. 17 on the U. S. charts. In an interview with Zane Lowe, Reznor said: Critical reception for the EP was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the EP received an average score of 77, based on 11 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
Gavin Miller from Drowned in Sound gave the EP a score of 8 out of 10, writing that "it's a little light on substance, but what we do get is a fascinating insight into where Reznor is at with NIN at the moment". Kory Grow of Rolling Stone gave the album a positive review, saying that it "contains all the aggression and self-loathing that solidified Reznor's position as alt-rock's Original Angster but with the measured restraint of a man his age". All tracks written by Atticus Ross. Credits adapted from liner notes. Nine Inch NailsTrent Reznor – songwriting, production, performance Atticus Ross – songwriting, production, performanceAdditional musiciansSharlotte Gibson – additional vocals Allison Iraheta – additional vocals Technical42 Entertainment – world integration and execution Tom Baker – mastering John Crawford – art direction Corey Holms – additional design Chris Holmes – engineering Church Lieu – additional concept development Dustin Mosley – engineering Alan Moulder – mixing Jun Murakawa – engineering Geoff Neal - engineering Chris Richardson – engineering
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, the tenth most densely populated; the state's capital and largest city is Columbus. The state takes its name from the Ohio River, whose name in turn originated from the Seneca word ohiːyo', meaning "good river", "great river" or "large creek". Partitioned from the Northwest Territory, Ohio was the 17th state admitted to the Union on March 1, 1803, the first under the Northwest Ordinance. Ohio is known as the "Buckeye State" after its Ohio buckeye trees, Ohioans are known as "Buckeyes". Ohio rose from the wilderness of Ohio Country west of Appalachia in colonial times through the Northwest Indian Wars as part of the Northwest Territory in the early frontier, to become the first non-colonial free state admitted to the union, to an industrial powerhouse in the 20th century before transmogrifying to a more information and service based economy in the 21st.
The government of Ohio is composed of the executive branch, led by the Governor. Ohio occupies 16 seats in the United States House of Representatives. Ohio is known for its status as both a bellwether in national elections. Six Presidents of the United States have been elected. Ohio is an industrial state, ranking 8th out of 50 states in GDP, is the second largest producer of automobiles behind Michigan. Ohio's geographic location has proven to be an asset for economic expansion; because Ohio links the Northeast to the Midwest, much cargo and business traffic passes through its borders along its well-developed highways. Ohio has the nation's 10th largest highway network and is within a one-day drive of 50% of North America's population and 70% of North America's manufacturing capacity. To the north, Lake Erie gives Ohio 312 miles of coastline. Ohio's southern border is defined by the Ohio River, much of the northern border is defined by Lake Erie. Ohio's neighbors are Pennsylvania to the east, Michigan to the northwest, Lake Erie to the north, Indiana to the west, Kentucky on the south, West Virginia on the southeast.
Ohio's borders were defined by metes and bounds in the Enabling Act of 1802 as follows: Bounded on the east by the Pennsylvania line, on the south by the Ohio River, to the mouth of the Great Miami River, on the west by the line drawn due north from the mouth of the Great Miami aforesaid, on the north by an east and west line drawn through the southerly extreme of Lake Michigan, running east after intersecting the due north line aforesaid, from the mouth of the Great Miami until it shall intersect Lake Erie or the territorial line, thence with the same through Lake Erie to the Pennsylvania line aforesaid. Ohio is bounded by the Ohio River, but nearly all of the river itself belongs to Kentucky and West Virginia. In 1980, the U. S. Supreme Court held that, based on the wording of the cessation of territory by Virginia, the boundary between Ohio and Kentucky is the northern low-water mark of the river as it existed in 1792. Ohio has only that portion of the river between the river's 1792 low-water mark and the present high-water mark.
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Ghosts I–IV is the sixth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released on March 2, 2008 by The Null Corporation. It was the band's first independent release, following their split from longtime label Interscope Records the prior year; the album's production team included Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, studio collaborators Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder, instrumental contributions from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew, Brian Viglione. Reznor described the music of Ghosts as "a soundtrack for daydreams", a sentiment echoed by critics, who compared it to the work of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp; the tracks are unnamed, identified only by their track listing and group number, is an entirely instrumental album. Although intended to be a five-track EP, the final release consisted of four nine-track EPs, totaling 36 tracks; the album was released under a Creative Commons license and in a variety of differing packages and price points, including a US$300 "Ultra-Deluxe Limited Edition", without prior announcement.
A user-generated "film festival" was announced, inviting fans to visually interpret the music and post their submissions. The album received a favorable reception from critics, who complimented its experimental nature and unorthodox release method, although some viewed the former as its weak point; the album reached number 14 in the US, was nominated for two Grammy Awards representing the first time music released under a Creative Commons license had been nominated for a Grammy Award. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor announced in 2007 that the band had completed its contractual obligations to its record label, Interscope Records, would no longer be working with the company, he revealed that the band would distribute its next album independently in a fashion similar to Saul Williams' 2007 album The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!, which Reznor produced. Following the Performance 2007 Tour in support of the band's previous album Year Zero, Reznor set out to make a record "with little forethought".
Ghosts I–IV originated from 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." Reznor explained, "I've been considering and wanting to make this kind of record for years, but by its nature it wouldn't have made sense until this point". The core creative team behind the project was Reznor, Atticus Ross, Alan Moulder. Live-band member Alessandro Cortini and studio musicians Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione contributed instrumental performances on select tracks. Reznor described the band's early intentions for the project as "an experiment", explained the group's process: "When we started working with the music, we would start with a sort of visual reference that we had imagined: a place, or a setting, or a situation, and attempt to describe that with sound and texture and melody. And treat it, in a sense, as if it were a soundtrack."The musicians created the album tracks through improvisation and experimentation.
As a result, the initial plan to release a single EP of the material expanded to include the increasing amount of material. Viglione contributed percussion to tracks 19 and 22, he stated. Piece together any stuff that you want to bang on. Have fun and... be creative—See where your mind and your ideas take you." Viglione's makeshift drum kit included a 50-gallon trash can, a pair of water cooler jugs, a cookie tray with a chain across it. Alessandro Cortini is credited on a total of ten tracks from Ghosts for his contributions on guitar, bass guitar and electronics. Cortini was brought onto the project two weeks into the process, his involvement evolved from "first recording some extra parts to some tracks" and into "a collaboration on tracks noted in the booklet". Adrian Belew was brought on for select instrumental contributions, but as the project evolved Reznor expanded Belew's involvement and shared writing credit with him on two tracks. Ghosts I–IV is an entirely instrumental album, with only a few tracks containing sampled vocals.
Reznor described the album's sound as "the result of working from a visual perspective—dressing imagined locations and scenarios with sound and texture. PopMatters' review of the album compared its musical style to that of Brian Eno and Robert Fripp categorizing it as "dark ambient"; the review went on to describe the music as "a tonal painting, a collection of moods and not all of these moods are good ones." NPR compared the album to the music of Brian Eno. Robert Christgau compared the album to the work of Brian Eno, summarizing Ghosts' sound as "mental wallpaper". Ghosts I–IV features a wide assortment of musical instruments, including piano, bass, marimba, banjo and xylophone, many of which were sampled and distorted electronically. Percussion instruments, contributed by Brian Viglione, were constructed out of found objects and household items. Rob Sheridan acted in collaboration with Artist in Residence. Sheridan was art director for the previous two Nine Inch Nails studio albums, With Teeth and Year Zero.
Since Ghosts was released in a variety of versions, some of the versions feature somewhat dif
Not the Actual Events
Not the Actual Events is the fifth extended play by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It was released physically on December 23, 2016, under Trent Reznor's own label The Null Corporation, while those who had pre-ordered received a download link a day early; the second Nine Inch Nails EP of original material following Broken, it marks longtime collaborator Atticus Ross's first appearance as an official member of the band. The digital pre-orders included a "physical component", shipped in early March 2017; the EP is the first in a trilogy released between 2016-2018, preceding Add Violence and the band's ninth studio album Bad Witch. The EP received positive reviews from critics, who praised the return to Nine Inch Nails' older, more abrasive sound, debuted at number 26 in the US. In an interview promoting Apple Music, Trent Reznor mentioned he has started "messing around with some things" in regard to a new Nine Inch Nails album, stating, "It's not a record I'm trying to finish in a month.
It's more just feeling around in the dark and seeing what sounds interesting." In December 2015, Reznor reported that "Nine Inch Nails will return in 2016". He and Atticus Ross scored the soundtracks for Before the Flood and Patriots Day in 2016. In December 2016, Reznor commented on his statement regarding Nine Inch Nails' return by the end of the year: "Those words did come out of my mouth, didn't they? Just wait and see what happens." Three days Reznor announced Not the Actual Events, along with reissues of Nine Inch Nails' previous releases. In June 2017, in an email, issued out to customers waiting on delayed vinyl orders, Reznor confirmed that Not the Actual Events would make up the first part of a trilogy of EPs, with the second installment entitled Add Violence being released July 2017; the final EP of the trilogy grew into a studio album, Bad Witch, released on June 22, 2018. The EP marks a return to Nine Inch Nails' 1990s sound, departing from the texture and groove-oriented style of the previous album, Hesitation Marks.
It preserves electronic elements of the Hesitation Marks and Year Zero, but features "more organic elements" such as "noisy guitars, nostalgic piano lines and distorted bass used on The Fragile and With Teeth." Reznor described the record as "an unfriendly impenetrable record that we needed to make." The sound of the EP has been labeled as industrial metal. The intro track, "Branches/Bones", features the modern polished production and formulae of Nine Inch Nails' post-The Fragile output, it was compared to previous NIN tracks, including "1,000,000", "Discipline", "Wish" and "Starfuckers, Inc.". "Dear World," is a synthesizer-driven track, enhanced by sequencers and percussion as Reznor "speaks his thoughts on the downward path the society has taken." “She’s Gone Away” features guest vocals from Reznor’s wife, How to Destroy Angels vocalist Mariqueen Maandig. The song was written for then-upcoming Twin Peaks series, at the request of David Lynch. Dave Grohl drums on "The Idea of You", described as "a merger of industrial and alternative rock.
"Burning Bright" has been compared to the music of Godflesh. Reznor said of creating the EP: The digital pre-orders included a "physical component", due to be shipped in January 2017 but was delayed until March, it featured a black envelope containing liner notes on card posts along with a see-through photograph of Reznor and Ross. The release was controversial as it contained some form of black powder that caused a mess for a lot of fans. A warning label stuck on the back of the envelope read: To be read IN ITS ENTIRETY before opening. Actions have consequences! N. T. A. E. May contain subversive elements that produce feelings of euphoria and may be harmful and unsettling to the consumer; this physical package may lead to unrealized expectations or unexpected results upon opening. Caution should be exercised with both. AND THIS IS IMPORTANT… This will make a mess. By opening this envelope in any way, you assume all risks to your person and/or property, waive any claim against The Null Corporation, any of its subsidiaries or affiliated entities from any and all damages or harm you may incur.
The pre-orders for the vinyl version were released in August 2017. The vinyl A-Side contains the five tracks listed in the track listing, while the B-Side consists of the final three tracks of The Downward Spiral recorded in reverse. Critical reception for the EP was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 74, based on 14 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Jason Pettigrew of Alternative Press praised the record, describing it as "everything we would expect from Reznor and Ross, offering textures we’ve never visited and contexts with conscience." Consequence of Sound critic Zoe Camp thought that the EP "stands, alas, as a pyre dependent on the kindling of nostalgia, as opposed to innovation," and wrote: "between the abundant déja vu and the periodical redundancy, Not the Actual Events' purported'impenetrability' manifests as a riotous retread instead." Pitchfork's Benjamin Scheim described it as "slight", but stated: "At moments it delivers the kind of visceral fury that NIN hasn't recreated since its mid-'90s Downward Spiral heyday."
Sputnikmusic staff writer Raul Stanciu praised the record, writing: "The impenetrable wall of sound Nine Inch Nails created here is admirable since everything is presented in just over 21 minutes." AllMusic senior critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine thought t
Nine Inch Nails
Nine Inch Nails abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation; the origins of the band date back to 1988, while Reznor was employed as a janitor at a studio in Cleveland. Utilizing off-hour sessions, Reznor recorded and released the band's debut album, the synth-pop oriented Pretty Hate Machine, under TVT Records to minor success. However, Reznor feuded with the label about promotion. While attempting to terminate his contract, Reznor signed with Interscope Records and released the extended play Broken, a release that diverged from the sound of their debut, their second and third albums, The Downward Spiral and The Fragile, were released to critical acclaim and commercial success, bringing the band massive popularity, before going on hiatus.
The band released their fourth album, With Teeth, to further success. Following the release of their fifth album, Year Zero, Reznor left Interscope over a dispute of physical copies of the album; the band continued touring and independently released their sixth and seventh albums, Ghosts I-IV and The Slip, before going on hiatus a second time. Returning in 2013, the band released their eighth album, Hesitation Marks, under Columbia Records, followed by a trilogy of releases spanning from 2016-2018, including the EPs Not The Actual Events and Add Violence, as well as their ninth album, Bad Witch. Prior to 2016, Reznor was considered the only constant member and creative force of the band, acting as its founder, lead singer and multi-instrumentalist. In December 2016, English musician Atticus Ross, a frequent collaborator with Reznor, was introduced as a permanent member of Nine Inch Nails. Furthermore, Reznor assembles a live band to perform with him onstage; the touring band has comprised several lineups over the course of three decades, the current of, composed of Robin Finck, Alessandro Cortini, Ilan Rubin.
Their tours employ thematic visual elements to accompany on-stage performances, which include elaborate light shows, songs are rearranged to fit a live setting. In addition to sales of over 20 million records worldwide, Nine Inch Nails have been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, winning twice for the songs "Wish" and "Happiness in Slavery" in 1992 and 1996, respectively. In 1997, Reznor appeared in Time magazine's list of the year's most influential people, Spin magazine has described him as "the most vital artist in music". In 2004, Rolling Stone placed Nine Inch Nails at 94 on the magazine's list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. Nine Inch Nails was named as a nominee for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014, its first year of eligibility; the band was not inducted. In 1987, Trent Reznor played keyboard in a Cleveland, Ohio band called the Exotic Birds managed by John Malm Jr. Reznor and Malm became friends, when Reznor left the Exotic Birds to work on music of his own, Malm informally became his manager.
At the time, Reznor was employed as an assistant engineer and janitor at Right Track Studios, in Cleveland. Koster agreed and allowed Reznor to use it whenever it was empty, commenting that it cost him "just a little wear on tape heads". While completing the early recordings, Reznor was unable to find a band that could articulate the material as he desired. Instead, inspired by Prince, Reznor played all the instruments, except drums, himself; this role remains Reznor's on most of the band's studio recordings, though he has involved other musicians and assistants. Nine Inch Nails' debut was at the Phantasy Theater in Lakewood, Ohio on October 21, 1988 as part of the Pretty Hate Machine Tour Series. In 1988, after playing its first shows supporting Skinny Puppy, Reznor's ambition for Nine Inch Nails was to release one 12-inch single on a small European label. Several labels responded favorably to the demo material and Reznor signed with TVT Records. Nine selections from the Right Track demos recorded live in November 1988, collectively known as Purest Feeling, were released in revised form on the band's first full-length studio release, Pretty Hate Machine.
The overall sound on Purest Feeling is lighter than that of Pretty Hate Machine. Reznor coined the name "Nine Inch Nails" because it "abbreviated easily", rather than for "any literal meaning". Other rumored explanations have circulated, alleging that Reznor chose to reference Jesus' crucifixion with nine-inch spikes, or Freddy Krueger's nine-inch fingernails; the English letters NIN are noted for their resemblance to the modern Hebrew characters of the Tetragrammaton. The Nine Inch Nails' logo, which consists of the letters set inside a border, was designed by Reznor and Gary Talpas, first appeared on the music video for Nine Inch Nails' debut single, "Down in It", was inspired by Tibor Kalman's typography on the Talking Heads album Remain in Light. Talpas, a native of Cleveland, would continue to design Nine Inch Nails packaging art until 1997. Written and performed by Reznor, Nine Inch Nails' first album Pretty Hate Machine debuted in 1989, it marked his first collaborati
New wave music
New wave is a genre of rock music popular in the late 1970s and the 1980s with ties to mid-1970s punk rock. New wave moved away from blues and rock and roll sounds to create rock music or pop music that incorporated disco and electronic music. New wave was similar to punk rock, before becoming a distinct genre, it subsequently engendered fusions, including synth-pop. New wave differs from other movements with ties to first-wave punk as it displays characteristics common to pop music, rather than the more "artsy" post-punk. Although it incorporates much of the original punk rock sound and ethos, new wave exhibits greater complexity in both music and lyrics. Common characteristics of new wave music include the use of synthesizers and electronic productions, a distinctive visual style featured in music videos and fashion. New wave has been called one of the definitive genres of the 1980s, after it was promoted by MTV; the popularity of several new wave artists is attributed to their exposure on the channel.
In the mid-1980s, differences between new wave and other music genres began to blur. New wave has enjoyed resurgences since the 1990s, after a rising "nostalgia" for several new wave-influenced artists. Subsequently, the genre influenced other genres. During the 2000s, a number of acts, such as the Strokes, Franz Ferdinand and The Killers explored new wave and post-punk influences; these acts were sometimes labeled "new wave of new wave". The catch-all nature of new wave music has been a source of much controversy; the 1985 discography Who's New Wave in Music listed artists in over 130 separate categories. The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock calls the term "virtually meaningless", while AllMusic mentions "stylistic diversity". New wave first emerged as a rock genre in the early 1970s, used by critics including Nick Kent and Dave Marsh to classify such New York-based groups as the Velvet Underground and New York Dolls, it gained currency beginning in 1976 when it appeared in UK punk fanzines such as Sniffin' Glue and newsagent music weeklies such as Melody Maker and New Musical Express.
In November 1976 Caroline Coon used Malcolm McLaren's term "new wave" to designate music by bands not punk, but related to the same musical scene. The term was used in that sense by music journalist Charles Shaar Murray in his comments about the Boomtown Rats. For a period of time in 1976 and 1977, the terms new wave and punk were somewhat interchangeable. By the end of 1977, "new wave" had replaced "punk" as the definition for new underground music in the UK. In the United States, Sire Records chairman Seymour Stein, believing that the term "punk" would mean poor sales for Sire's acts who had played the club CBGB, launched a "Don't Call It Punk" campaign designed to replace the term with "new wave"; as radio consultants in the United States had advised their clients that punk rock was a fad, they settled on the term "new wave". Like the filmmakers of the French new wave movement, its new artists were anti-corporate and experimental. At first, most U. S. writers used the term "new wave" for British punk acts.
Starting in December 1976, The New York Rocker, suspicious of the term "punk", became the first American journal to enthusiastically use the term starting with British acts appropriating it to acts associated with the CBGB scene. Part of what attracted Stein and others to new wave was the music's stripped back style and upbeat tempos, which they viewed as a much needed return to the energetic rush of rock and roll and 1960s rock that had dwindled in the 1970s with the ascendance of overblown progressive rock and stadium spectacles. Music historian Vernon Joynson claimed that new wave emerged in the UK in late 1976, when many bands began disassociating themselves from punk. Music that followed the anarchic garage band ethos of the Sex Pistols was distinguished as "punk", while music that tended toward experimentation, lyrical complexity or more polished production, came to be categorized as "new wave". In the U. S. the first new wavers were the not-so-punk acts associated with the New York club CBGB.
CBGB owner Hilly Kristal, referring to the first show of the band Television at his club in March 1974, said, "I think of that as the beginning of new wave." Furthermore, many artists who would have been classified as punk were termed new wave. A 1977 Phonogram Records compilation album of the same name features US artists including the Dead Boys, Talking Heads and the Runaways. New wave is much more tied to punk, came and went more in the United Kingdom than in the United States. At the time punk began, it was a major phenomenon in the United Kingdom and a minor one in the United States, thus when new wave acts started getting noticed in America, punk meant little to the mainstream audience and it was common for rock clubs and discos to play British dance mixes and videos between live sets by American guitar acts. Post-punk music developments in the UK were considered unique cultural events. By the early 1980s, British journalists had abandoned the term "new wave" in favor of subgenre terms such as "synthpop".
By 1983, the term of choice for the US music industry had become "new music", while to the majority of US fans it was still a "new wave" reacting to album-based rock. New wave died out in the mid-1980s, knocked out by guitar-driven rock reacting against new wave. In the 21st-century United States, "new wave" was used to describe ar