Yesterday, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross released a free five track sampler for their score to The Social Network, a movie set for release next month. It’s about the beginnings of Facebook, so the actual movie might be kind of interesting.
The soundtrack is pretty much guaranteed to be brilliant, though. Atticus and Trent have a history of working together and making some pretty cool stuff. Witness Ghosts I-IV, The Slip, and the How to Destroy Angels EP.
The full album will be released later this month and physically next month, but for now, feast your ears on that sampler. It seems completely instrumental to me, though there may be some non-lyrical vocals subtly mixed in there, from my past experience with Trent.
It definitely sounds related to Ghosts (though it’s probably more like a cousin since Reznor has indicated there will be more Ghosts in the future). Both moody, instrumental, interesting and sometimes relaxing. I bought the whole of Ghosts a little while ago and if the whole album sounds this good, I’ll be doing the same here. Too much instrumental goodness to pass up. I have to admit, though, I can’t imagine exactly how this is going to fit into the movie…
Anyway, if you like soundtrack, ambient, or industrial, give it a listen. It’s 21-and-a-half minutes of free goodness.