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- Posted on May 4th 2010 1:10PM by Carter Maness
For 'A Drowning,' Maandig takes the lead, dominating the track with her silky, wispy and delicate voice. The sonics are resolutely electronic and come through in crisp high fidelity. If anything, the song is reminiscent of '90s material by groups like Massive Attack or a slower, less hip-hop-influenced Sneaker Pimps.
The song stays pretty calm until around the four-minute mark when a fuzzed-out guitar comes in and melodically shreds. Everything builds into a gigantic, droning cloud of white noise and then dissipates, leaving a lone piano figure as an outro. It's certainly a bold first song for any group, but not surprising considering Reznor's penchant for experimenting while somehow staying accessible and coldly emotional.
How to Destroy Angels plan to release a six-song debut EP this summer. You can check out the new song over at Pitchfork.