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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 single. New album. New tour.

Our new full-length album, Hesitation Marks, will be released September 3rd on Columbia Records. The first single, “Came Back Haunted,” is out now, and you can listen to it above or on Soundcloud. You can also download the song right now by pre-ordering the album from us or on iTunes.

We’ve also announced our new tour, Tension 2013, coming this fall to North America. Picking up where Lights in the Sky left off, this is the full-on NIN live experience realized as we never could before. View tour dates and on-sale dates on our tour page. As usual, we have a nin.com presale designed to get the best tickets in the hands of real fans at reasonable prices – check here for full presale details and times.

This is just the beginning…

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