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Trent Reznor offers free music sampler from The Social Network

September 17th, 2010

Trent Reznor is no stranger to giving away free music. A couple years ago he gave away not only a version of Nine Inch Nails’ Ghosts I–IV, but another new recording called The Slip two months later. Back in June, he also gave away the debut EP by How To Destroy Angels, his new band featuring his wife Mariqueen Maandig and musician/composer Atticus Ross. Well, he’s back and at it again.

Today, Trent has put up a free five-song sampler of music he and Ross composed for the Facebook movie, aka The Social Network over at his Null Corporation website.

Reznor also posted a message about the music:

This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent – something we’re very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.

Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory – electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.

Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the “clunkiness” of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding.

– Trent Reznor, 9.16.10

The Social Network soundtrack will be released digitally on September 28th, and then in physical formats – CD, vinyl and curiously, HD Blu-ray audio – in October.

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