Having freed himself from his Live Band, Trent Reznor
, mind and soul of Nine Inch Nails
, seems to have found in Saul Williams
a new partner in avant-garde social-musical adventures. The polyinstrumentalist Reznor, after album of "violent self-analysis", channels all his energy into an actual propaganda, social resolve in a seductive vehicle, diffused through subliminal messages scattered around the real and virtual world.
The latest result of this collaboration and effort is the release of the album "The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of NiggyTardust!"; all the sounds, distorted guitars, millimetric beats typical of the NIN sound, model themselves nicely around the voice of NiggyTardust. The genre changes; the result doesn't.
This is an excellent album, in which Hip Hop lyrics move upon an orderly chaos of Industrial sounds. Ultimately, Williams is a creation of Reznor's, or to be more precise, an extension of his; the album is "publicized" directly on the Nine Inch Nails site and clicking here
you can download it for free, digital booklet included, or paying 5 dollars. Download it, listen to it, and if you like it pay your contribution to the artist: citing Reznor's words, "Saul hasn't got the fame that Radiohead have, this means that we need your support more than they do".
The distribution method is the same as that used for "In Rainbows", but the idea behind the method is one notch higher than that employed by Radiohead, making life easier for us. Whether they want it or not, the recording labels are close to having a break-down. The artists, thanks to the Web, are making their own "independence declarations"; soon Nine Inch Nails themselves, Jamiroquai, Oasis and other big names shall begin to feel the revolution rising. Yes, revolution is what we're talking about. Suddenly we've realised that it is no longer necessary to pay tributes to the multinationals to distribute music, and that it can be bought directly, at a mouse-click's distance and at prices that are -finally- honest.
I won't say much about the music inside the album. For once it'll be up to you to decide if it deserves your money or not. Already with their cover version of U2
's Sunday Bloody Sunday
you get the feeling that there's great feeling between these two artists: the sound is dirty, experimental, distorted, but at the same time you know that it's the result of meticulous "music-architecture". Other tracks that are particularly worthy of mention are Break
, Banged and Blown Through
etc... but I don't want to ruin the surprise!
Be good boys and girls now, click on that link... that's right... Ok! Bye for now and enjoy the album!