Nine Inch Nails releases track in form that can be manipulated

By Derek Sooman on April 18, 2005, 11:26 AM
Trent Reznor, the genius behind the band "Nine Inch Nails" and such gems as "Closer", "Head like a Hole" and "Into the Void" has released a version of his new song "The Hand That Feeds" in a downloadable version that allows Mac-using aspiring producers the freedom to manipulate the song's various parts, using the Apple-specific GarageBand 2 application. Reznor (who is going out with Tori Amos, I think) has intended for some time to allow fans to tinker with the tracks that the band produces.

The 70MB download features the entire track, broken off into 64 sections, with all the core sound libraries and six different, increasingly more intense, versions of the song's chorus. Fans can toy with the files at will, and can even take song sections and utilize them as the foundation from which they can create their own songs. Or they can just mess with Reznor's vocals, as he suggests.

At a time where so many in the entertainment world seem to be trying to keep music away from the internet, this is welcome news. Reznor is really being quite progressive here in his offering of the track in this way.

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