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Monday, March 3, 2008 1:05 p.m.

Free music from NIN


Just over the wire: Nine Inch Nails Ghosts I-IV available for free download from

Ghosts I-IV was released 6:00 p.m. PST March 2, 2008 via a four volume collection of 36 untitled instrumental tracks, nearly two hours of music, recorded over a 10-week period last fall.

Ghosts I-IV was conceived as an experiment: Following the conclusion of 2007′s Year Zero album, alternate reality game and touring campaign, Trent Reznor enlisted Atticus Ross and Alan Moulder with help from Alessandro Cortini, Adrian Belew and Brian Viglione to create spontaneous, impulsive soundtracks to daydreams with no agenda or release date, only a self-imposed 10-week time limit. Rob Sheridan collaborated with Artist in Residence (A+R) to create the accompanying visual and physical aesthetic.

The end result is a wildly varied body of work released in its entirety with no label-imposed limitations–musical, physical or otherwise.

Ghosts I – The first 9 tracks from the Ghosts I-IV collection available as DRM-free MP3s (320kbps LAME encoded, fully tagged) including complete 40 page PDF. Also includes the digital extras pack – various wallpapers, icons, and graphics tools for your computer, website, profile, etc.

In addition to the free download, there are also $5 downloads that include more listening formats, album art, wallpapers, icons, etc. There’s also a $10 double CD, a $75 limited edition deluxe package, a $300 ultra-deluxe-limited-edition package, and a $39 4 disc vinyl edition available in April.