Nine Inch Nails Ghosts V-VI
March 26, 2020 6:28 AM   Subscribe

Nine Inch Nails release for free download Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts. Summary page with download link. YouTube playlist for online listening.

You have to go through a full "buy this item" process and provide an email address to get the download link, but the albums are indeed free.
posted by hippybear (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Oh this is excellent news. Perfect WFH music and these are getting added to our shared "Metal in the Time of Corona" playlist once they're out on streaming.
posted by slimepuppy at 6:56 AM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

So we should expect a “Old Town Road” sequel in 12 years then?
posted by jmauro at 7:47 AM on March 26, 2020

The album text makes it sounds like these were written during the lockdown... Ie, the last few weeks.

Ghosts I-IV is probably my favorite NIN albums after Broken. Love Trent's synth and sound design, but less enamored of lyrics. So, uh, yah, I am stoked for this!
posted by kaibutsu at 9:19 AM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

I'm going to have to try Locusts with some different headphones, as it's actually kind of painful to listen to at this computer, but on the other hand, Together is some good zoning-out music, and some of those atmospheric washes of sound remind me so much of Security-era Peter Gabriel, which is always a good and comforting thing.
posted by mittens at 9:44 AM on March 26, 2020

Oh hell yes!!! Hippybear thank you for giving me so many opportunities to gush about NIN and keeping us all up to date!

I'm gonna go download these now and listen while I work yesyesyes
posted by scruffy-looking nerfherder at 10:04 AM on March 26, 2020 [2 favorites]

This is so timely, I've had the Social Network soundtrack on loop the last few days, so perfect timing.
posted by Fizz at 11:01 AM on March 26, 2020

What great news! Ordering now...
posted by acidnova at 12:38 PM on March 26, 2020

I've placed the order and got the confirmation email but I cannot seem to get past the authorization phase. I want to download the music please! Has anyone else had this issue?
posted by acidnova at 1:27 PM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

The first email I got looked like it had a link to click, but didn't. But then a second email came with the links.
posted by mittens at 1:43 PM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

I clicked the link just fine (click here to download your digital goods) but it stalls on the Authorizing payment page:

"We are waiting for payment confirmation from Shopify. Typically this takes less than one minute you can safely close this window if you do not wish to wait."

And it just has the buffering circle going round and round and round...
posted by acidnova at 1:53 PM on March 26, 2020 [2 favorites]

I too cannot download this. I am listening to youtube for the time being, and enjoying it a lot.
posted by aubilenon at 4:50 PM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

The music is awesome. Shopify less so. Hopefully it will be fixed in the morrow.
posted by seawallrunner at 5:57 PM on March 26, 2020

It's supposed to be up on the streaming services tonight... Not on google play yet, though.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:55 PM on March 26, 2020

My download early this morning worked just fine. Haven't unzipped or listened yet, but will soon.
posted by hippybear at 7:28 PM on March 26, 2020

I'm going to say The Cursed Clock sounds like the worst possible section ever of Orbital's extended The Box.
posted by hippybear at 9:08 PM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

Their choice for bitrate for the mp3s means my current iTunes won't play the tracks. i'm having use VLC to listen. The quality is pretty amazing, however.
posted by hippybear at 9:12 PM on March 26, 2020

ooo thanks for this
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:40 AM on March 27, 2020

Spotify has it as of now.
posted by Imperfect at 6:44 AM on March 27, 2020 [1 favorite]

Update: just got the email telling me my download is ready. Downloading now...

I genuinely hope the lag time was simply due to a lot of enthusiastic fans ordering at once
posted by acidnova at 4:55 PM on March 27, 2020

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