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Matt
February 21, 2013

Dave Grohl, Sound City, and The Great Analog Debate

On January 31st 2013, the limited theatrical release of Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City premiered to an eager public. Those who couldn’t make it to the screening got to digitally download the film on February 1st. For those of you who don’t know, Sound City tells the story of Sound City Studios, the birthplace of seminal records from bands such as Fleetwood Mac, REO Speedwagon, Tom Petty, Rick Springfield, Johnny Cash, Nirvana, Rage Against the Machine, and many more. The story is as much about Sound City, its staff, and the records made there, as it is a story about the famed Neve recording console, Grohl’s all star compilation record, and a much larger discussion about analog recording techniques, when compared to the introduction and proliferation of digital technology from the 80s into today. 

Despite what some critics are saying, it’s a very well done documentary, especially from someone that …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
November 3, 2012

Trent Reznor’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II Video Game Music Gets Commercial Release

Many of the same people that have interests in new technology, music, and art are probably fans of video games as well.  Gaming is no longer for a small niche of computer users or console users, they unite young and old and offer a type of cohesive enjoyment that has been with humans since the beginning of societies.  One of the biggest types of action games out there, are first person shooter games – and the “Call Of Duty” is still one of the most recognizable titles ever release for the Playstation 3.

The newest iteration of the game is set to be released on November 13th, and includes a heavily produced musical score, along with visual enhancements and upgraded rendering technology.  Among the producers involved in the soundtrack are Dr. Dre and Trent Reznor.  Reznor, who has been involved in musical side projects for movies as well …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 16, 2012

Trent Reznor Partners With Beats by Dre

Trent Reznor has been in the news lately, due to his return to his label Interscope for his newest album dropping soon titled “How to Destroy Angels”.  In an earlier brief interview, he stated that although he’s had his issues with record labels in the past – their ability to market and create interest was necessary to further his campaign.

Now, he’s released details that he’s partnering up with Beats By Dre.  This signals that Reznor will probably be involved in some interesting projects down the line that may have little to do with ordinary music production alone.…

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
October 16, 2012

Watch: Trent Reznor Discusses Return to Major Labels in Conversation With David Byrne

Trent Reznor’s career has been, at worst, completely fertile.  He began his start with Nine Inch Nails, who saw much success, although not quite as much as he had wished.  Back then, his band lacked the marketing from their record label compared to other act of the time, like Radiohead.

Since his time with the band, he was off on his own individual projects, creating scores and soundtracks for movies.  However, his time away from the label has seemed to have brought him right back again.  His newest album was signed through Columbia Records and was seen as a necessary step, by Reznor, who speaks about the double edged sword that record industries can embody today. …

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UniqueSquared

UniqueSquared
September 24, 2012

Trent Reznor’s How to Destroy Angels Announce New EP, Sign to Columbia Records

Trent Reznor is no stranger to the perils of working in the music business.  Well known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, he had experienced issues with his record label at the time, Interscope.  After his fallout with the label, he continued using his talent to produce music for other artists as well as creating soundtracks for popular movies like “The Social Network”.

Surprisingly, he’s decided to switch from an independent artist to a signed artist with Columbia records.  This is due to in part by Mark Williams, who Reznor has been waiting to work with.  His new song album titled “An Omen” will be released in November 13th.…