Friday May 21, 2010

Wired profiles the construction of HTDA''s "The Believers"

In the June 2010 issue of Wired, Bryan Gardiner has a piece profiling what goes on in the studio during the making of a song by How to Destroy Angels. The text appears under a picture of Alan Moulder, Atticus Ross, Mariqueen, and Trent doing studio things in the studio.
Lots of musicians have studios; Trent Reznor has an alchemist’s laboratory. On hiatus from touring, the Nine Inch Nails frontman has stuffed a converted garage with blinking electronic doo-dads, from modded synthesizers and sequencers to archaic drum machines. Reznor is using all this gear for his new band, How to Destroy Angels. Here’s how one song off the group’s forthcoming EP evolved from a seeming cacophony of beats and weird noise into a dense, polyrhythmic track.

While I could certainly transcribe the rest of it, that wouldn''t be especially fair to Bryan, so check it out at your nearest nin fan message board bookstore or newsstand.