MusicPro (UK) Group News - 19th December 2011

Trent Reznor Finalises How To Destroy Angels Debut!

Trent Reznor

Now that he's completed the score for the English remake of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo', Trent Reznor along with wife Mariqueen Maandig, is finalising the full-length debut of their How to Destroy Angels project.

Reznor told Rolling Stone, "We are finishing our full-length record, which has fully matured our sound into something that is very unique. I can’t wait for that record to come out, probably in the first quarter of next year."

On the initial EP Reznor said, "When we did the first EP, it was the result of six weeks in the studio, just kind of seeing what happened. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore that much and figure out what our sound is. It felt very close to other projects I’ve been involved in or direct influences, let’s say. This sounds like How to Destroy Angels now, instead of sounding like other stuff, so I’m proud of that and I’m excited to unleash it into the wild here."

Reznor spoke about his recent workflow with Atticus Ross, with whom he picked up an Oscar for their score of ‘The Social Network,’ saying, "We’d do three weeks of ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ and need a break from the heaviness and ugliness of that and switch over to How to Destroy Angels. That became much more rhythmic and not any happier, but it really started to take on its own identity. We were influenced by early Cabaret Voltaire and it’s very deconstructed rhythmically and more textural. Mariqueen found her place; we used her in a quite interesting way, I think."

Reznor says he isn't exactly dying to get back on the road for an extended period of time. Instead, he would like to get back to performing in some way, shape or form, "We’ve been discussing the idea of playing some live shows. I can’t tell you that I’m dying to go on a year-long tour right now, but I am feeling the itch of performing live in some capacity."

Reznor is also looking forward to introducing a full album’s worth of How to Destroy Angels material to the dedicated Nine Inch Nails fans both on record and in the live setting and said, "It’s scary and the possibility of failure exists, so that’s exciting to me."

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