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4 flavours of Hesitation Marks


Each version of Hesitation Marks will have its own unique cover with artwork by Russell Mills. Pictured above:

Digital cover: “Turn And Burn” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, bitumen, burning, rusted linen, blood, spent matches, on wood)
Deluxe CD cover: “Cargo In The Blood” (Burning, Polaroid frame, copper wire, mica, on velvet, on wood)
Standard CD cover: “Time And Again” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, rusted linen, blood, microscope slides, on wood)
Vinyl cover: “Other Murmurs” (Plaster, earth, oils, acrylics, etching varnish, collage, on canvas, on wood)

Some words from Russell about the artwork created for the album:

The artworks, (30 mixed media pieces) that I eventually produced towards uses in the Hesitation Marks releases, evolved out of lengthy exchanges between myself and Trent and in response to the conceptual ideas that thread through the tracks and to the sonic territory that the album explores. I’ve tried to lock into the album’s prevailing mood and echo the album’s essence. The ideas are not communicated in a literal or easily digested form, as this would be boring for me and would insult the intelligence of a potential audience. I’ve tried to make works that obliquely allude to the essence of the subject matter, to its emotional core.
As with my self-initiated works – the paintings, assemblages, collages and multimedia installations – personal ideas and obsessions seep into these works. The organic, the natural, prevailing over or feeding into the industrial, the man made, is a common theme in my work generally and in this instance was particularly apt for the art required.
The works explore ideas of catharsis, of being into dissolution into being, both on a personal and sociological level. They allude to ideas about chaos and order. They deal with ways of suggesting presence in absence. They are a cross between the forensic and a pathology of the personal in which only fragments remain, in which minimal clues can suggest events that may have occurred. They attempt to harness the chaos of a situation, of now, of the personal trauma, of the human condition, into a form that is coherent, a form that accommodates the mess without disguising it as something else. It attempts to capture the essence of these ideas by implication and exclusion. Beneath the form lies the uncertainty and ceaseless flux of the mess, of the chaos.
An amalgam of the contextually-anchored and the process-driven, they are hopefully powerful, arresting, seductive, suggestive and resonant. I hope that they will invite multiple readings.

Hesitation Marks is out September 3rd. Pre-order now direct from nin.com or from iTunes.

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Nine Inch Nails Unveil ‘Hesitation Marks’ Tracklist and Credits | Music News | Rolling Stone

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/nine-inch-nails-unveil-hesitation-marks-tracklist-and-credits-20130621

Tracklist
1) “The Eater of Dreams”
2) “Copy of A”
3) “Came Back Haunted”
4) “Find My Way”
5) “All Time Low”
6) “Disappointed”
7) “Everything”
8) “Satellite”
9) “Various Methods of Escape”
10) “Running”
11) “I Would for You”
12) “In Two”
13) “While I’m Still Here”
14) “Black Noise”

Credits
Produced by: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Alan Moulder
Mixed by: Alan Moulder
Mastered by: Tom Baker
Artwork by: Russell Mills
Art Direction by: Rob Sheridan

Additional Musicians:
Pino Palladino
Lindsey Buckingham
Adrian Belew
Eugene Goreshter
Alessandro Cortini
Ilan Rubin
Joshua Eustis

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New NIN album finished, coming later this year

From TR: “I’ve been less than honest about what I’ve really been up to lately. For the last year I’ve been secretly working non-stop with Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder on a new, full-length Nine Inch Nails record, which I am happy to say is finished and frankly fucking great. This is the real impetus and motivation behind the decision to assemble a new band and tour again. My forays into film, HTDA and other projects really stimulated me creatively and I decided to focus that energy on taking Nine Inch Nails to a new place. Here we go!”

Stay tuned

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NIN returns

TR2013Nine Inch Nails are returning to the stage this year for a number of shows worldwide including a US arena tour this fall. The lineup of the band includes Eric Avery, Adrian Belew, Alessandro Cortini, Joshua Eustis, and Ilan Rubin, along with Trent Reznor. The first shows will be this summer. The tour page will be gradually filling in with dates and info. More details here.

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NIN Memorabilia Auctions for Charity

We’re auctioning off a selection of NIN memorabilia, with the proceeds going to our friends rescuing greyhounds at Greyhound Rescue and California Greyhound Adoption Promotion. Click here to view the auctions, and check back as more items will be added in the coming weeks.

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Live interview with Trent tonight

Trent will be talking with the New York Times’ Jon Pareles tonight at 8pm EST. You can watch a live stream of the event at http://www.livestream.com/nytimes.

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added by dori:  download the interview either as audio or video file.
thanks to torgo and thebang from ets for the links!