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October 6, 2010

Trent Reznor's 'Social Network' soundtrack online for free

Five tracks from the soundtrack to the Facebook movie, "The Social Network," are now online for free. 

Trent Reznor - of Nine Inch Nails - scored the movie, and likely pushed for the tracks to be made available online gratis. Since returning as NIN, Reznor has pursued independent distribution of its music.

The movie, if you've been living under a rock, is a lighthearted romp about life on the Interwebs.

Reznor is just the latest rocker to score a major Hollywood movie with online cult status. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O scored last year's "Where the Wild Things Are."

He composed the music along with Atticus Ross, his longtime collaborator and producer.

On the soundtrack's website, Reznor describes the score as "electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes."

After the jump, the free downloads. 

Free downloads are not new to the singer. He's been an outspoken critic of the record industry's distribution methods.

Since returning to Nine Inch Nails, he's rejected traditional releases and commandeered the band's marketing through its website and through social media, like his popular twitter page. The band's most recent album, 2008's "The Slip," was released as a free download and has now reached platinum status.

Earlier this year, he told The Believer that working outside the established record industry gives him more autonomy over his work and marketing.

"That’s the power of distribution—all the strangleholds that those labels had sewed up—are gone. Anybody is a broadcaster and a publisher," he said.

The five free tracks from the 19-track album are: "Pieces Form the Whole," "Eventually We Find Our Way, "On We March," "The Gentle Hum of Anxiety," and "Soft Trees Break the Fall."

They are available here

Also see: More on "The Social Network"

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Posted by Erik Maza at 8:30 AM | | Comments (9)
Categories: Music News


Very reminiscent of listening to the soundtrack for the video game "Quake"

(which reznor also did)

Thanks for sharing!

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Sigh, all the posts you could have had, and Erik, you drop the ball and roll with Trent Reznor's Facebook soundtrack?

The "Get Out" for Slayer/Anthrax/Megadeth could have been EPIC.

The score was truly amazing...Reznor is a genius. Download. Thanks for the link, Erik!

The score was truly amazing...Reznor is a genius. Download. Thanks for the link, Erik!

You have to love this guy . If you are musician this should be the guy you are following period. Trent has always been way ahead of this time. The music per usual was excellent and really made was 50% of why this movie was excellent. Added a really cool dark tone to the movie.

"Reznor is just the latest rocker to score a major Hollywood movie with online cult status."


*just* the latest rocker??
just the latest *rocker*??


I saw the movie last week...the more I think about it, the more I really didn't like the movie. I think if you don't use Facebook, or don't know anything about startsup/Facebook, you might like it. Much of the story is a complete fabrication. In some ways, the movie almost seems like a rally against geeks. it was a pretty dark movie, but i felt like the winklevoss twins were painted in too good of a light - they got a $65 million dollar settlement for doing nothing. in the end, like fake-zuckerberg said in the movie, they were used to always getting what they want and in this case they ultimately did.

the other made up thing in the movie is the whole thing with his girlfriend. he's had the same girlfriend since harford and continues to today.

that being said, the soundtrack was great.

lead singer? Return to the band? Last I checked, reznor has always been the entirety of NIN. Anyone else you've ever seen appearing as part of "the band" was there at his whim. That said, if he's involved, it's bound to be good.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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