Friday, June 15, 2018

Nine Inch Nails-Fixed (halo 6)

Released on December 7, 1992 on nothing records through TVT Records and Interscope Records, Fixed is a remix EP by Nine Inch Nails that serves as a companion piece to the Broken EP as it features six different remixes to songs on the album. The record is the first of several remix recordings Trent Reznor would release as it would often serve as companion pieces to any album or record that was made. The record would feature remixes from Reznor as well as NIN cohorts Chris Vrenna, James Wooley, and engineer Sean Beavan along with members of the industrial group Coil, producer Butch Vig, producer J.G. Thirlwell, artist Paul Kendall, and performance artist Bob Flanagan. The result would be a standard bearer of what a remix record should be in the realm of alternative music.

The opening track is a remix of Gave Up by Coil with Danny Hyde as it starts off with these warbling layers of vocals and keyboards as it turns into something speedy and frenetic with its beats, pulsating vocal sounds, synthesizers, and guitar spurts as it is a major standout of the record which kicks things off to a great start. The first of two remixes for the song Wish is by J.G. Thirlwell who emphasizes on loops of the song’s beats and synthesizers while extending pieces on some of the instruments and creating new sound effects for some of the instruments and for Reznor’s vocals. The remix for Happiness in Slavery by Trent Reznor and Chris Vrenna with loops by Paul Kendall is largely an electronic take on the song with more emphasis on its synthesizers and drum machine beats as they’re extended to serve as an instrumental piece with screams from Bob Flanagan’s from the song’s video.

Throw This Away is a remix of Last as it’s a remix in two parts with the first section by Reznor and Vrenna that emphasizes on the bass line from Suck with windy sounds in the background that would warble through soft vocals of the song as it would build up into something more intense with hammering beats and driving guitars from an edited and aborted remix by Butch Vig that would later be released publically in 2007 in its full version. The second remix of Wish in Fist Fuck by J.G. Thirlwell that is largely an instrumental take on the song with extended loops on the drums and guitars as well as warbling synthesizers and distorted samples from the musical Showboat and a speech by Timothy Leary as it would become intense toward its coda. The closer is a remix of Happiness in Slavery entitled Screaming Slave by Reznor, Vrenna, Sean Beavan, Bill Kennedy, Martin Brumbach, and screams by Bob Flanagan. It’s essentially an instrumental take on the song that features warbled synthesizers and loops with bits of the original song appearing with waves of noisy synthesizers in the remix.

Fixed is a phenomenal remix EP from Nine Inch Nails. Not only is it a fitting companion piece to Broken but it’s also a record that serves as what Trent Reznor could do in bringing others to create new interpretations of his songs and make it sound unique. In the end, Fixed is an incredible remix EP from Nine Inch Nails.

Nine Inch Nails: halos: halo 1 - halo 2 - halo 3 - halo 4 - halo 5 - halo 7halo 8halo 9halo 10halo 11halo 12 - halo 13 – (halo 14) – (halo 15) – (halo 16) – (halo 17) - (halo 18) – (halo 19) – (halo 20) – (halo 21) – (halo 22) - (halo 23) – (halo 24) – (halo 25) – (halo 26) – (halo 27) - (halo 28) – (halo 29) – (halo 30) – (halo 31) – (halo 32)

seeds: (seed 1) – (seed 2) – (seed 3) – (seed 4) – (seed 5) – (seed 6) – (seed 7) – (seed 8)

Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross Film Soundtracks: null 1 - null 2 - (null 3) – (null 4) – (null 5) – (null 6) - (null 7)

Soundtracks/Miscellaneous: The Broken Movie - Natural Born Killers OSTQuake OST - Lost Highway OST

Live Shows: (NIN/Bauhaus/TV on the Radio-6/7/06 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater) – (NIN/Deerhunter-8/13/08 Duluth, GA Gwinnett Arena) - (Jane’s Addiction/NIN/Street Sweeper Social Club-5/10/09 Atlanta, GA Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater) – NIN/Godspeed You! Black Emperor-10/24/13 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena - NIN/Jesus & Mary Chain/Tobacco-9/27/18 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

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