Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Nine Inch Nails: The Limitless Potential

As someone said so simply on a related Digg article "Trent Reznor is just about the only person in the music industry that gets it."

It may or may not be news to you that Mr. Reznor released Garage Band files to several songs over the past years encouraging fans to fiddle and play with them. Frankly, I haven't known any other artist who has done such a thing (I could be wrong) but the important thing is that this really tapped into the creative juices of not only the NIN community but artists as a whole. Even *I* was inspired and started playing around with audio software and making music. Take a peek a the Open Source Resistance site that sprung out of the Year Zero online alternate reality game and you'll see these works of self expression displayed.

The Limitless Potential is merely another manifestation of the Art is Resistance movement that sprung out of the collective. Fansite, Painful Convictions hosted a remix contest where judges picked the top 21 tracks out of more than 200 songs that were submitted. The final product displays a phenomenal array of talent and innovative remixes to songs from Year Zero and With Teeth by fellow NIN fans.

Trent does get his fans. Not only does this compilation whet our pallets for the anticipated remix album but helps tide us over so we don't go for years...waiting...and resorting to talking about mundane things like, you know, Trent's hair or that Red Robe pic.

Listen to:
"Capital G (Streetlab Remix)" by Streetlab
"Me I'm Not (Withdrawl Remix)" by Dirty Scarab

Official Nine Inch Nails Website
The Nine Inch Nails Hotline
Painful Convictions
Listen and download The Limitless Potential
Open Source Resistance

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Anonymous DIRTY SCARAB said...


Thanks for the nice comments...


Tuesday, September 11, 2007  
Anonymous thevitaminkid said...

A long time ago, Thomas Dolby had a feature on one of his websites where you could get the tracks to some of his songs and remix them, like a producer would do a mixdown of a multitrack master tape. I think that was the gist of it. I never tried to do that, though I do have most of Dolby's albums. I just like listening to them, without feeling a need to try improving them. That is not the case with all bands, however. I often think to myself how I could have changed several things and made the track much better.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007  
Anonymous dasMobius said...

I enjoy the occasional fan remix. These two you have here sound quite professional. I'm impressed.

Thursday, September 13, 2007  
Anonymous dasMobius said...

Holy shit! The torrent download is actually working - and I set it up all by myself. I guess I'm not computer illiterate at all!

Thursday, September 13, 2007  
Anonymous dasMobius said...

Cindy, I'd like to hear your remixes sometime.

Thursday, September 13, 2007  
Anonymous cchang said...

they're pretty bad...I'll need to dig around sometime and send them to you.

Thursday, September 13, 2007  
Anonymous RSVP said...

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Friday, September 14, 2007  
Anonymous dasMobius said...

I've listened to the "Limitless Potential" a few times and I'm blown away. I had assumed that you just picked the best two freaks of nature and the rest of the remixes would not be near as good. ALL the remixes on this album are first-class!

I think the "fan-remix" scene has just hit a new level.

Friday, September 14, 2007  
Anonymous cchang said...

Yeah, I know that's the thing...they're ALL good. i'm embarrassed to even listen to mine. I was surprised that Juxxtapose's wasn't in the top 25.

Friday, September 14, 2007  
Anonymous dasMobius said...

I assumed that Juxxtapose didn't submit any remixes. If he did and didn't make it, it makes you wonder how many priceless gems didn't make the cut.

Monday, September 17, 2007  
Anonymous revolicktion.blogspot.com said...

So Reznor's gone and done it again. I swear the guy's got some level of genius under his belt. Just listening to 'limitless' for the first time. Awesome. I want more. Where are the rest of the mixes. Quite a testament to Reznor too that the NIN ness remains in all the tracks. Why does no one else sound like this? Quality!

Saturday, December 22, 2007  

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