Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross deconstruct ‘The Lovers’
“The Lovers” is the second track on the 2017 EP Add Violence. Its lyrics seem to tie in closely with “Dear World,”. The song features an instrument called the Luminist Garden, which was also used on the Gone Girl Soundtrack.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross sat down with Song Exploder to break down the song ‘The Lovers’ and talk about how the song connects to a dark period of Reznor’s life during his struggle with addiction to draw inspiration for this song.
The Luminist Garden created by Arius Blaze — one of the finest and sweetest sounding folktek works. This work is an expanded version of the Micro Garden, capable of making lush choral waves and entire compositions as a standalone work. The expanded soundboard has multiple pickups that run into the delay — which offers time settings from extremely tight notated repeats to about 1.5 seconds with near infinite undecaying feedback that essentially acts as a looper allowing one to make beats by tapping the board and plucking or rubbing the strings.
Here are some pictures of the Luminist Garden, the sound manipulator made by Folktek that’s used on “The Lovers.”