36 Songs, 1 Hour 50 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

energ8t ,

Only $5 direct from the artist online

If you want to receive this in Apple Lossless format, order it direct from NIN Ghosts online. It's also only $5 there, whereas iTunes charges $8 and does not include any of the bonus material either.

biophilliac ,

One of my Favorite NIN Albums.

To a degree, Trent's work has always implied innovation, experimentation, and sound design. Like Skinny Puppy, there are always tiny, texture nuances embedded in his music. The album is all about letting the intuitive side of an artist take over and guide the music, those moments of inspiration are then arranged into an accessible structure.
However, nothing ever strays far into abstraction as it potentially could, or as it did on The Downward Spiral. It's still coherent and obvious music. Majority of the "voices" still come from what one can expect as instruments, whether traditional, electronic or handmade. There is some Foley audio, Sampling and maybe a Field Recording, but still, most are instruments "voices". All of which, are short and sweet, your patience is never tested. If you are a conservative NIN fan, then obviously this album isn't for you. However, if you enjoy Progressive Electronic Music, that boldy pushes the creative boundaries, and takes music in an interesting direction, than this album is definitely for you.

Ghosts is an album you can just play and close your eyes to as the sound evokes imaginery. "A Soundtrack For Day Dreams".

p.s. If you like this, check out Amon Tobin, Ben Frost, Lustmord, Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Autechre, Seefeel and Alva Noto.

martin doudoroff ,

Magnificent, sprawling ambient slab

This is a couple hours of ambient music, not songs. Not really the sort of material that bears close listening; rather, a soundtrack you leave running in the background as you go about your business. Think Harold Budd and Brian Eno, rendered with Trent Reznor's sonic palette. I've been listening to this one since it first came out, and it has held up beautifully.

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