Before How to Destory Angels, Trent Reznor was in a little known project called Nine Inch Nails. In what appears to be his last act under that banner, Reznor recently penned a theme song for the new Shinya Tsukamoto-directed film Tetsuo: The Bullet Man.
As Some Kind of Awesome points out, the story behind the song goes something like this:
The producers spoke with Trent Reznor on the phone in January of last year, and Trent was eager to create the track. However, he did not send a song for a long time. When the Tetsuo camp heard about the Wave Goodbye shows, they had all but given up on this track. They continued editing for 7 or 8 months, and showing it at film festivals around the world, finally finishing the film on October 2009 — without NIN song. But in February of 2010, Trent suddenly sent the song – and the song was, of course, fantastic! They were more than happy to redo the ending again and include the song!
Since then the song has been unveiled and, due to the glories of the Internet, you can now hear it for yourself. The five and a half minute number features no vocals and is heavy in Reznor’s trademark ambient sound. And much like the already unveiled How to Destroy Angels tracks, the song is built on a series of progressions, which ultimately come to fruition with a distinct climax — in this case, a sudden stop.
Speaking of How to Destroy Angels, the band recently confirmed a July 6th release date for its self-titled debut EP Until then, remix away.