Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV (2008) [Blu-Ray FLAC 24-96]

Nine Inch Nails – Ghosts I-IV (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 110:18 minutes | 2,28 GB + 182 MB
Blu-Ray Rip | Sourced Track – LPCM 2.0 Stereo | Complete Artwork package
Genre: Electronic, Rock

Ghosts I – IV, a 36 track instrumental collection. Almost two hours of music composed and recorded over an intense ten week period in the fall of 2007. Ghosts I – IV sprawls Nine Inch Nails across a variety of new terrain.

Roughly a year after Year Zero — a year marked by lots of sniping with his record company first about their clueless promotion then devolving into a tirade about their general uselessness — Trent Reznor broke free of Interscope/Universal and became a free agent, releasing music where and when he wanted. To celebrate his freedom he released the four-part Ghosts, a clearinghouse of 36 instrumentals all created during the years he crafted Year Zero. It should come as no great surprise that Ghosts then plays like a sketchbook, a place where Reznor jotted down sounds and textures that flitted across his mind and then either took them no further, or decided to spin them into something entirely new for the full album. These aren’t songs, they’re seeds, and they (appropriately) aren’t even graced with titles; they’re all dubbed “Ghosts,” parts one through 36, and if Reznor didn’t spend enough time crafting them into proper songs, don’t feel too bad if you don’t spend enough time with Ghosts to sort through them, picking out which fragments are powered by a clenched electro beat and which are glassy ambient shards. Even fanatics might be hard-pressed to give Ghosts such a careful listen as it’s simply not meant to be so closely observed. It’s meant to be taken as surface, perhaps skimmed for samples, but generally to be used as mildly unsettling mood music — a specialty of Reznor’s, to be sure, but he’s better and scarier when his ideas are more finely honed than they are here.

01 – Ghosts I
02 – Ghosts I
03 – Ghosts I
04 – Ghosts I
05 – Ghosts I
06 – Ghosts I
07 – Ghosts I
08 – Ghosts I
09 – Ghosts I
10 – Ghosts II
11 – Ghosts II
12 – Ghosts II
13 – Ghosts II
14 – Ghosts II
15 – Ghosts II
16 – Ghosts II
17 – Ghosts II
18 – Ghosts II
19 – Ghosts III
20 – Ghosts III
21 – Ghosts III
22 – Ghosts III
23 – Ghosts III
24 – Ghosts III
25 – Ghosts III
26 – Ghosts III
27 – Ghosts III
28 – Ghosts IV
29 – Ghosts IV
30 – Ghosts IV
31 – Ghosts IV
32 – Ghosts IV
33 – Ghosts IV
34 – Ghosts IV
35 – Ghosts IV
36 – Ghosts IV