Interview with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross1 min read
Interview with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Zane Lowe talks to Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross about working on music together, Atticus joining Nine Inch Nails and the band’s new EP called ‘Not the Actual Events’ Reznor revealed that he and Atticus are working on ‘two major works for Nine Inch Nails’ for 2017.
Trent and Atticus also stress the importance of physical releases and the by-product of digital content.
Vinyl has returned to being a priority for us — not just for the warmth of the sound, but the interaction it demands from the listener. The canvas of artwork, the weight of the record, the smell of the vinyl, the dropping of the needle, the difficulty of skipping tracks, the changing of sides, the secrets hidden within, and having a physical object that exists in the real world with you… all part of the experience and magic.
Digital formats and streaming are great and certainly convenient, but the ideal way I’d hope a listener experience my music is to grab a great set of headphones, sit with the vinyl, drop the needle, hold the jacket in your hands looking at the artwork (with your fucking phone turned off) and go on a journey with me.
“In these times of nearly unlimited access to all the music in the world, we’ve come to appreciate the value and beauty of the physical object.”