For all you space fans out there
I truly enjoy outer space. It’s absolutely amazing that we now have the ability to send instruments out into the void of the universe to observe all sorts of interesting things. Asteroids! Moons! Planets! Dark matter! This is the perfect opportunity for a Carl Sagan quote:
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”
The footage in this little film was captured by the hardworking men and women at NASA with the Cassini Imaging Science System. If you’re interested in learning more about Cassini and the on-going Cassini Solstice Mission, check it out at NASA’s website:
Nine Inch Nails have reissued their 1989 debut album “Pretty Hate Machine”. The material was remastered by Trent Reznor and sound engineer Tom Baker “for a greatly improved sonic experience” as Reznor said earlier. In addition, Rob Sheridan reinterpreted Gary Talpas’ original cover.
The 10-track LP also includes a bonus 11th song, a cover of Queen’s “Get Down, Make Love”, which featured on their 1990 single “Sin”. It’s being sold at real giveaway prices, so order your copy now before the prices go up. You can buy it now at Amazon USA (direct link). Other stores will follow including iTunes.
Reznor had this to say about the remastering process: “It’s been an interesting trip watching the fate of this record float from one set of hands to another (a long and depressing story). But it’s finally wound up in friendly territory, allowing us to polish it up a bit and present it to you now. We had fun revisiting this old friend – hope you enjoy.”
As you might recall, Trent Reznor from NIN has been writing the OST for the upcoming Facebook movie, “The Social Network” alongside Atticus Ross. A website is to be launched any moment now to give away a free five-track sampler of the upcoming record.
Reznor’s own record company, The Null Corporation, will be releasing the full album on September 28 – the film will reach a cinema near you on October 1.
Note though that the soundtrack will be released in a number of formats, including audio Blu-ray, they however also partnered with Amazon to digitally release the album for a measly $2.99 and that for all 19 tracks (You’ll be able to get it right here).
John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Fad Gadget) has once again been sitting in the producer’s chair when the electropop duo Ashbury Heights records. The second album “Take Cair Paramour”, with what Ashbury Heights calls “new wave 2.0”, will be released one month from now by Out of Line in Berlin. The first pressing comes with a nine track bonus disc.
Ashbury Heights 2010 is Anders H, new member Kari Berg and on stage, also live keyboardist Johan Andersson.
Here it is, Trent Reznor’s first musical offering since the end of Nine Inch Nails: How to Destroy Angels’ seven-minute downtempo slither “A Drowning”. EP is out this summer!
Some say its is boring, but I kind of like it and check out her gear below
Gary Numan performing Cars live with Nine Inch Nails at the O2 Arena London, 15th July 2009.
Sorry about the bad sound quality
After 12 years of silence they are back – our good old EBM buddies Nitzer Ebb. According to sources they are recoding a new studio album as we speak and the good news you can here what it is gonna sound like already today. Follow the link and you can here a sample of their new song Payroll.
And it is pretty clear that they haven´t forgotten their roots either, sweet
“When we were choosing songs for the ‘Saw IV’ soundtrack, we asked ourselves, ‘What kind of music would the ‘Saw’ characters Jigsaw and Amanda listen to?'” reveals Jonathan Scott Miller, principal of Artists’ Addiction Records, which will issue Saw IV Original Soundtrack on CD and as a digital release October 23, 2007; an extended digital release will follow in November. Miller served as soundtrack producer alongside Artists’ Addiction principals Jonathan Platt and Jonathan McHugh (“Saw IV” producers Oren Koules and Mark Burg are executive soundtrack producers).
The answer to this pivotal question, as any fan of the hit “Saw” film series would guess, are the dangerous, dramatic strains of hard rock, metal and industrial music. These sounds are represented on Saw IV Original Soundtrack by giants of those genres – Nitzer Ebb, who unveil highly anticipated new material with the hard-hitting “Payroll (JohnO Mix),” Ministry (“Life Is Good”), Skinny Puppy (“Spasmolytic [Deftones Remix (Habitual Mix)]),” “Saw” composer/Nine Inch Nails alum Charlie Clouser (“Just Begun”) and Sixx: A.M., fronted by Mötley Crüe bassist/songwriter Nikki Sixx (“Tomorrow”) – as well as established bands who’ve been influenced by them, including Drowning Pool (“Shame”) and Avenged Sevenfold (“Eternal Rest”), and up-and-comers forging a similarly creative path like From Autumn to Ashes (“On the Offensive”) and Submersed (“Better Think Again”).
From the good old days: