Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have scored David Fincher's new film "The Social Network", I was expecting it to sound more or less like the Dust Brothers' "Fight Club" soundtrack, but surprisingly it's not as industrial. Lots of bass and even some keys. Since the music is intended as background music, there aren't any lyrics on these songs, based on the songs I've listened to. You can find out for yourself, as you can download a five-track sampler for free here.
There'll be three packages (all purchases comes with a bonus digital download), the most interesting release is the HD Bluray audio release. I'm not opposed to the highest audio format, but I really can't tell the difference, so I'll be just as happy with the cheap CD version ($8 vs $20).
Mister Nine Inch Nail has these words to say:
This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent - something we're very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.I won't be in line to see "The Social Network", and certainly not interested in a Twitter movie either.
Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory - electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.
Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the "clunkiness" of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding.
- Trent Reznor, 9.16.10
(Parody video after the break)