[68] When asked about the miniseries during an "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit on November 13, 2012, Reznor said it was "currently in a holding state" and explained, "We [Reznor and Sheridan] didn't find the right match with a writer, and really have been avoiding doing what we should have done from the beginning: write it ourselves. Angst? Year Zero (also known as Halo 24 or Year Zero: Zero-Gen-Ten in Japan) is the sixth studio album by Nine Inch Nails, released on April 13, 2007 in the UK and Europe, and April 17, 2007 worldwide, by Interscope Records. [8] The album's budget was a reported US$2 million, but since Reznor composed most of the album himself on his laptop and in his home-studio, much of the budget instead went toward the extensive accompanying promotional campaign. "[22], Even though the fictional story begins in January 2007, the timeline of the album and alternate reality game mentions historical events, such as the September 11 attacks and the Iraq War. BEN JE NOG GEEN LID?      C4  "In This Twilight" - 3:33 Perhaps in another response to the leak, Reznor commissioned Q101 in Chicago to play the entire album on their radio station. If you imagine a world where greed and power continue to run their likely course, you'll have an idea of the backdrop. A companion piece to the album with remixes of nearly every track was released as Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D on November 20, 2007. It's probably too long, but it felt like the right thing to do was to paint the complete picture. [47] The album reached number two on the Billboard 200[48] and peaked in the top 10 in six other countries, including Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom. Example: Thirteen years prior to 0000 is listed as "-13 BA," or "Born Again". In advance of its release, URLs were hidden in tour t-shirts, music- and image-filled USB drives were 'found' at concerts, and dozens of websites have been packed with conspiracy stories that all involve the year 2022 or 'Year Zero.' Year Zero‘s strange life started in February, when a fan noticed that his NIN concert shirt had the words I AM TRYING TO BELIEVE encoded on the back. And I really thought about what was at the forefront of my concern, and, at the state I'm at right now, at the age I'm at, just the state of being an American citizen, a lot of concern I have about the direction the country's headed in, and uh, kind of the erosion of freedoms that seems like we're experiencing, and the way we treat the world and our own citizens felt like something I needed to comment on." [3] Reznor told Kerrang! [2] Reznor devised much of the album's musical direction on his laptop. This record is the latter. What angst, this is fun, interesting, dark, and entertaining.      B2  "My Violent Heart" - 4:13 [64] Instrumental versions of the songs on Year Zero are available at the site for download in multiple formats, including MP3, WAV, GarageBand, and Ableton Live formats. We didn't find the right match with a writer, and really have been avoiding doing what we should have done from the beginning: write it ourselves. Nine Inch Nails' sixth studio release, Year Zero takes the concept album further than it may have ever gone before. The whole concept is really interesting, especially how it was put together with the websites, leaked songs and the whole story behind it. You can fuck to a lot of it (maybe all of it depending on what you're into)."[5]. Written from various perspectives of people in this world, "year zero" examines various viewpoints set against an impending moment of truth. In response to the increasing oppression of the government, several corporate, government, and subversive websites were transported back in time to the present by a group of scientists working clandestinely against the authoritarian government. Things are not good. Written from various perspectives of people in this world. Halo 24: Year Zero. The same year, Reznor contributed vocals to their song "Era Vulgaris", which was also cut from the album of the same name. [16][17] Most of Year Zero's musical elements were created by Reznor solely on his laptop, as opposed to the instrument-heavy With Teeth. Lees alle inter­views, achter­grond­verhalen, album­recensies en columns van OOR nu ook op OOR.NL. Reznor's own involvement with the leak, however, will always be speculation at best due to his own legal liability. [18][20] The New York Times review described the album's sound by saying "Hard beats are softened with distortion, static cushions the tantrums, sneaky bass lines float beneath the surface." It also stated: "Amid its carefully calibrated sonic assaults, Year Zero has a number of tracks that will stop you in yours. Once I tuned into it, everything fell into place... as if it were meant to be. Sometimes, it's a matter of dropping the volume [...] Even his use of electronics has shifted to a new level [...] Is the truth in here? All versions feature an etching of The Presence with the words "NINE INCH NAILS / YEAR ZERO" on side D. On the front of the booklet the words "THE MAILSTROM" can be read in the top left corner.      C3  "Another Version Of The Truth" - 4:09 [29], While work continued on the album, Reznor hinted in an interview that it was "part of a bigger picture of a number of things I'm working on". "[77] Rolling Stone ranked it at number 21 on its "Top 50 Albums of 2007" list. Now I can't get enough of it. [13] Reznor called Year Zero a "shift in direction" in that it "doesn't sound like With Teeth ". It was part of a larger Year Zero project, which included a remix album, an alternate reality game of the same name, as well a conceived television or film adaptation. The tour included the band's first performance in China. The quality of the recording is very low and it is apparent that whoever made the recording did not have very good sound capturing equipment, presumably a cellphone. [71] Robert Christgau described Year Zero as Reznor's "most songful album",[76] while Thomas Inskeep of Stylus magazine praised it as "one of the most forward-thinking 'rock' albums to come down the pike in some time". [8] He also said that when he finishes a new album, he has to "go into battle with the people whose job it is to figure out how to sell the record. A small group of fans received fictional in-game telephone-calls that invited them to a "resistance meeting" in a Los Angeles parking lot. [42][43], Between tour legs Nine Inch Nails gave a performance as part of the Year Zero game. It's not just music. [9], The album's music features the styles of industrial rock,[10] electro-industrial,[11] electronic,[12] and digital hardcore. "[4], The limitations of devising the album's musical direction on a tour bus forced Reznor to work differently from usual. It's not some kind of gimmick to get you to buy a record - it IS the art form... and we're just getting started. All songs from Year Zero have been played live except "My Violent Heart" and "Zero-Sum". The United States has suffered several major terrorist attacks, and in response the government has seized absolute control on the country and reverted to a Christian fundamentalist theocracy. [35], On February 22, 2007 a teaser trailer was released through the official Year Zero website. For full details on all hints found through the retail release of the CD see this ETS thread. That sound led to a daydream about the end of the world. That daydream stuck with me and over time revealed itself to be much more. [Year Zero] is not a particularly friendly record and it certainly doesn't sound like anything else out there right now.      C2  "The Great Destroyer" - 3:17 On April 4, 2007, a high-quality leak of the promotional disc supplied to listening parties was also leaked onto peer-to-peer networks. "This record began as an experiment with noise on a laptop in a bus on tour somewhere. [4] In February 2007 fans discovered that a new Nine Inch Nails tour t-shirt contained highlighted letters that spelled out the words "I am trying to believe". [83] Ann Powers added, "The songs on 'Year Zero,' each from the perspective of a character or characters already existent in the ARG, draw a connection between the music fan's passionate identification with songs and the gamer's experience of becoming someone else online. The article went on to describe individual tracks: "And as usual the music is packed with details: "Meet Your Master" goes through at least three cycles of decay and rebirth; part of the fun of "The Warning" is tracking the ever-mutating timbres."[21]. A1  "HYPERPOWER!" Things are not good. A planned film adaption of Year Zero became a television project in 2007. [6], For more information, see Performance 2007. The album was promoted by two singles: "Survivalism" and "Capital G". It is very tedious describing your own music. Highlighted characters in the lyrics and notes throughout the booklet spell out the wreckage and shard for the Mailstrom wreckage Usurp. ... And while he took eons deciding whether he wanted to be the next "voice of a generation," a fickle pop zeitgeist passed Nine Inch Nails by. The multitrack files for "Capital G," "My Violent Heart" and "Me, I'm Not" were then released on April 26; those for "The Beginning of the End," "Vessel" and "God Given" were released on June 12. ", "Nine Inch Nails Mainman On New CD: 'I Wrote The Soundtrack To A Movie That Doesn't Exist, "Frustration and Fury: Take It. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The government maintains control of the populace through institutions such as the Bureau of Morality and the First Evangelical Church of Plano, as well as increased surveillance and the secret drugging of tap water with a mild sedative. If you imagine a world where greed and power continue to run their likely course, you'll have an idea of the backdrop. Last edited on 11 November 2020, at 04:45, yearzero.nin.com (archived at Portrait of Decay), https://www.nin.wiki/index.php?title=Year_Zero&oldid=56818. The medium of the CD is outdated and irrelevant.      B5  "Meet Your Master" - 4:14, C1  "The Greater Good" - 5:03 Nine Inch Nails (ook wel afgekort als NIИ) is een industrial rockband uit Cleveland in de Verenigde Staten, opgericht in 1988.. De oprichter, Trent Reznor, is voorman en creatief brein achter de muziek en de uitgebrachte albums.Hij werkt in de studio dikwijls alleen; bij live-optredens wordt hij vergezeld door een complete band die regelmatig van samenstelling wijzigt. [18] The album criticizes the American government's policies, and "could be about the end of the world". On April 1, 2007, a bootleg recording of the Chicago, Illinois listening party of March 18, 2007 surfaced on several peer-to-peer networks. Nine Inch Nails Alben entfalten ihr Potential immer erst nach mehrmaligem Hören. In February 2007 fans discovered that a new Nine Inch Nails tour t-shirt contained highlighted letters that spelled out the words "I am trying to believe". "[5], By the end of the tour, Reznor began work on the album's lyrical concepts, attempting to break away from his typically introspective approach. Year Zero is the fifth studio album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, released by Interscope Records on April 17, 2007. The basic story of Year Zero involves an Orwellian near-future America, hyper-industrialized into a smoky slag-land of shanty-towns like a resurgence of the Great Depression. The concert was cut short as the meeting was raided by a fictional SWAT team and the audience was rushed out of the building. It is widely rumored, however, that Reznor himself was responsible for leaking the album as a result of his unappreciation for RIAA's Cease & Desist warrants issued to various websites that hosted free downloads of the 4 USB "leaks".      A5  "Vessel" - 4:52 Ze verstopten mysterieuze boodschappen in websites, muziek en evenementen die allemaal naar Year Zero leiden. On December 23, 2011 in an interview by The Guardian Trent is quoted as follows about the 10-part HBO mini-series, which is based on Year Zero: "I chose not to write it myself because I don't know how to do that. [...] This project means a lot to me and will see the light of day in one form or another. Nevertheless, Reznor commented in 2008 that the project is "still churning along",[67] and that he had begun working with American film producer Lawrence Bender. Exclusief voor abonnees. The album reached number two in the US, number six in the UK, and the top 10 in various other countries. [8] Reznor specifically cited what he labeled as the "erosion of freedoms" and "the way that we treat the rest of the world and our own citizens". These files were also available in all three formats on remix.nin.com. If I were in my studio, I would have done things the way I normally do them. Picked it up the day it came out. It was the band's last album for Interscope, following Reznor's departure the same year due to a dispute over overseas pricing. In contrast to the introspective style of songwriting featured on the band's previous work, the record is a concept album that criticizes contemporary policies of the United States government by presenting a dystopian vision of the year 2022. By Veronica Emilyn Last updated Aug 25, 2017. A subsection of nin.com, yearzero.nin.com, was created and contains various things Year Zero-related. De Amerikaanse band Nine Inch Nails zette een groot mysterie op touw om sympathisanten te werven voor een verzetsbeweging. In 2007, things for Nine Inch Nails fans were getting weird: songs were found on flash drives in venue bathrooms, burner phones were being handed out from the backs of vans that led to anti-establishment rallies, a secret show and a mock-police raid. Fucking cool. NINE INCH NAILS Year Zero INTERSCOPE/UNIVERSAL. He reportedly began work on the new album by September 2006. [40], After taking a break from touring to complete work on Year Zero, the Nine Inch Nails live band embarked on a world tour in 2007 dubbed Performance 2007. The "recent revelations" he referred to was the, CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (, Recording Industry Association of America, "Weird Web Trail: Conspiracy Theory — Or Marketing For Nine Inch Nails LP? Publication date 2007-04-17 Topics nin, nine inch nails, multitracks, multi-tracks Collection opensource_media Language English. In March 2007, the multitrack audio files of the first single, "Survivalism," were released in Garageband format on the official Year Zero website for fan remixing. Elaborate package with many errors. Year Zero received positive reviews from critics, who complimented its concept and production, as well as the accompanying alternate reality game. A lot of it was improvised. "Survivalism", the lead single has all the classic touches IE: choppy synths, heavily processed guitar bits and breathy almost spoken vocals, but I'm sorry Trent, I've heard you do this sort of thing several times … Stream songs including "Hyperpower! 16. hét", "Italiancharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Charts.nz – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Norwegiancharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Portuguesecharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", 22, 2007/40/ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100", "Spanishcharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Swedishcharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Swisscharts.com – Nine Inch Nails – Year Zero", "Nine Inch Nails | Artist | Official Charts", "Official Rock & Metal Albums Chart Top 40", "Nine Inch Nails Chart History (Top Rock Albums)", Lights in the Sky: Over North America 2008 Tour Sampler, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Year_Zero_(album)&oldid=998320458, Political music albums by American artists, Short description is different from Wikidata, Album articles lacking alt text for covers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Jeff/Geoff Gallegos – brass / winds musical arrangement, baritone sax, This page was last edited on 4 January 2021, at 21:18. - 1:42 From there, fictional events lead to worldwide chaos, including bioterrorism attacks, the United States engaging in nuclear war with Iran, and the elimination of American civil liberties at the hands of the fictional government agency The Bureau of Morality. 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