Sunday, July 28, 2013
Nine Inch Nails-Down In It (halo 1)
The single for Down In It is the first official release from the industrial outfit Nine Inch Nails led by Trent Reznor. Written and produced by Trent Reznor with additional production by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc. The U.S. three-track CD single features the song plus two remixes as it stands as one of the group’s finest singles.
The song Down In It is a very strange track filled with this arrangement of pulsating beats, melodic synthesizer riffs, metallic guitar crashes, and layers of haunting electronic backgrounds that is supported by its aggressive yet ominous production. The first track with a remix known as (skin) is the same version that would appear in the band’s debut album Pretty Hate Machine. The song’s lyrics are filled with discontent and angst as well as disappointment as Reznor’s snarling yet contemplative vocals as it’s this very unique song that has this very dangerous element that is synonymous with the industrial acts of the late 80s like Skinny Puppy while having this pop element that would make NIN one of the genre’s finest acts.
The two remixes by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc feature recreations of the song to play up its industrial-electronic arrangements. The first remix entitled (shred) is really more of an extended version of the original song with additional layers of ambient-like synthesizers and pulsating beats. The second remix entitled (singe) is an instrumental-based track that deconstruct the song with very few vocals in favor of its beats and synthesizers.
The single for Down In It is a pretty good single that features two amazing remixes by Adrian Sherwood and Keith LeBlanc as it stands as one of the finer single releases by NIN. It’s also something that every hardcore NIN fan must have as it’s a teaser of what is to come from Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails.
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