I feel obliged to plug NIN’s new album, as Trent Reznor has yet again risen to new level generosity. The Slip which was released today is – just like its predecessor Ghosts – available as a FLAC download, DRM free and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike. As if that were not enough, it is also completely free – there is no way you can pay for it at the moment (there will be physical releases available later on). And yes there is more: the audio is also available as 24Bit/96kHz Wave files, which will make you happy if you spent a whole lot of money on your audio equipment.
So what about the music? I didn’t have a chance to listen to it more than once yet, but from the first taste it sounds like another excellent NIN album. The mood and sound differ quite a bit from the (non-instrumental) predecessor Year Zero, it’s a lot more organic and laid-back. This man does not cease to inspire.