Bird Box (Abridged)
January 16, 2019 8:29 PM   Subscribe

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross scored the Netflix film Bird Box, and they've done a digital release of an abridged score available now. A full score on physical product will be available later. For now, they've put the track Outside on YouTube for everyone.
posted by hippybear (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I don't know if it's a priming thing or what, but it's funny how I can listen to that track and say, "yup, that's definitely Trent Reznor!"

It just starts with a few piano notes, but yet it's still distinctly him. Huh.
posted by explosion at 8:32 PM on January 16, 2019 [4 favorites]

Came here to say the same. Note 2: Oh, hi Trent!
posted by greermahoney at 8:36 PM on January 16, 2019 [1 favorite]

Btw, I love this because I can’t listen to lyrics when I write, so their soundtracks get a lot of play from me. Glad to add a new one to the rotation! Thanks for the post!
posted by greermahoney at 8:38 PM on January 16, 2019

I think Reznor proved his soundtrack chops all the way back in Quake.
posted by deadaluspark at 9:20 PM on January 16, 2019 [5 favorites]

It just starts with a few piano notes, but yet it's still distinctly him. Huh.

He's a bit like Bach or Handel in this respect, really.

I don't know how he'd feel about me saying that, but it's true. Vivaldi, also.
posted by hippybear at 9:26 PM on January 16, 2019 [3 favorites]

Funny - a sort of obscure Nine Inch Nails song came on the radio yesterday and I was thinking the same thing after the first few notes were played: "Trent Reznor always sounds exactly like Trent Reznor." Even so, I'm always glad when he puts out something new: he's not a one-trick pony like many pop musicians who have a distinct sound (e.g., The Strokes or something). It's a different kind of distinctness.

To speak to the Bach/Handel comment (I'd throw Beethoven in that mix too), Reznor is definitely classically trained. You can absolutely hear it in his music; he started playing piano when he was very young (4 or 5)? It shows.
posted by sockermom at 4:34 AM on January 17, 2019

Is it a tuning thing? It's more than just the minor key.
posted by CaseyB at 9:59 AM on January 17, 2019

This is one of those albums you really want to listen to with your eyes closed.
posted by ian1977 at 10:59 AM on January 17, 2019 [1 favorite]

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