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- Posted on May 7th 2010 10:30AM by Mike Ayers
As Rolling Stone points reports, Reznor says that his most famous project isn't dead, but that he's about to change things up and "work on some material that I believe will be quite different than previous NIN very soon." We're not sure what that means, but we won't hold our breath waiting for an a cappella album.
As for Angels, Reznor speculated that they could have a full-length out next year and are flirting with the idea of touring. Reznor also said that the EP that's coming this summer was the result of some "early collaborations," possibly meaning that this project has been gestating for awhile. They plan on logging more studio time, too, where "experimentation" is paramount. He also confirms that the band is essentially a trio, with Reznor, Maandig and NIN contributor Atticus Ross.
The first single, 'A Drowning,' was also shared with fans this week and is currently streaming at Pitchfork. The song features Reznor's trademark industrial influences but is driven by Maandig's vocals and a slow, serene tempo. She sounds lush, poised and confident -- and why shouldn't she be? Reznor's a dude who knows his way around a studio or two. The song isn't anything aggressive or overworked and if the rest of the EP continues in this line, Reznor could find himself with a whole new fan base.