Nine Inch Nails released a pair of sequels from the group’s Ghosts: Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts instrumental series in 2008. Everything is available for download via the NIN website.
“Strange moments indeed … As the news seems to get more and more dark from hour to hour, we have found ourselves wavering wildly between the feeling that there can sometimes be hope of despair – changing often from minute to minute. Although each of us defines ourselves as antisocial types who prefer to be alone, this has really made us appreciate the power and the need for connection, “said Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross of Nine Inch Nails “The music – whether listening to it, thinking about it or creating it – has always been the thing that has helped us get through anything – good or bad. With that in mind, we decided to burn midnight oil and finish these new Ghosts recordings to stay a little sane. “
The new installments of the Ghosts series arrive 12 years after the release of Ghosts I-IV, a collection of dark atmospheric pieces published under a Creative Commons license; the album had an unexpected resurgence more than a decade later after the song “34 Ghosts IV” was widely sampled in “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X, which allowed Reznor to win the Country Music Awards.
“Ghosts V: Together is for when things seem to be going well and Ghosts VI: Locusts… well, you will understand,” added Reznor and Ross of the new installments. “It made us feel better to do them and it feels good to share them. Music has always had a way to make us feel a little less lonely in the world… and I hope you do too. Remember, everyone is in this thing together and that too will pass. “
The eight songs 15-track Ghosts V: Together and 15-track Ghosts VI: Locusts are both available for free download on the NIN website, and for listening on YouTube. The albums will hit streaming services tonight.
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New nine inch nails now available. Ghosts V – VI. Hours and hours of music. Free. Some are quite happy, others not so much. Https: //t.co/Q7VZ1z8gFi
– Trent Reznor (@trent_reznor) March 26, 2020