|Further Down the Spiral|
|Remix album by|
|Released||June 1, 1995|
|Studio||Unique Studios (New York City)|
|Nine Inch Nails chronology|
|Halo numbers chronology|
Further Down the Spiral is the first remix album by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails. It is the companion remix disc to the band’s second studio album, The Downward Spiral , and was released on June 1, 1995 in two editions, one denoted as Halo 10 (released in the United States and in the United Kingdom on the morning of release, to be pulled and replaced with Halo 10 V2 by lunch time[ citation needed ]) and the other as Halo 10 V2 (released in Japan, Australia, and the UK), each containing a different set of tracks.
A remix album is an album consisting of remixes or rerecorded versions of an artists' earlier released material. The first act who employed the format was American singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson. As of 2007, the best-selling remix album of all time was Michael Jackson's Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix (1997).
Industrial rock is an alternative rock genre that fuses industrial music and rock music.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band formed in 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio. Singer, producer and instrumentalist Trent Reznor was the only permanent member until the addition of English musician Atticus Ross in 2016.
The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on June 26, 1996, denoting sales in excess of 500,000 copies in the US. [ citation needed ] and boasted many high-profile remixers and contributors including Aphex Twin, JG Thirlwell, Rick Rubin with Dave Navarro and Coil with Danny Hyde.Further Down the Spiral showed a more varied and experimental point of view to the original
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States. Its members consist of record labels and distributors, which the RIAA says "create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legally sold recorded music in the United States." The RIAA headquarters is in Washington, D.C.
Richard David James, best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is an English musician. He is best known for his influential and idiosyncratic work in styles such as techno, ambient, and intelligent dance music during the 1990s. In 2001, The Guardian called him "the most inventive and influential figure in contemporary electronic music".
The discs include remixes of "Mr. Self Destruct", "Piggy", "Hurt", "Eraser", "The Downward Spiral", "Heresy", "Reptile", and "Ruiner", as well as two original compositions by Aphex Twin.
"Mr. Self Destruct" is a song by American industrial rock act Nine Inch Nails. Written by frontman Trent Reznor, co-produced by Flood and recorded at Le Pig in 1993, it is the opening track of The Downward Spiral (1994), and predicts the album's "ugly" aesthetic and mostly "angry" tone. The song also gives a lyrical background of the album's protagonist.
"Piggy" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994). It was written by Trent Reznor, co-produced by Flood, and recorded at Le Pig. It was released in December 1994 as a promotional single from the album. The song is known for being Reznor's only live drumming performance.
"Hurt" is a song by American industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails from their second studio album, The Downward Spiral (1994), written by band leader Trent Reznor. It was released on April 17, 1995 as a promotional single from the album. The song received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rock Song in 1996, but ultimately lost to Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know".
Aphex Twin's two contributions to Further Down the Spiral are not remixes but rather new works composed specifically for the album. Aphex Twin is the performance moniker of British electronic musician Richard D. James, who was quoted about his various "remixes" as saying "I never heard the originals, I still haven't. I don't want to either, or my remixes for that matter."Both tracks would later appear in shortened form on Aphex Twin's 2003 compilation 26 Mixes for Cash . "At the Heart of It All" shares its name with a Coil piece from their 1984 LP Scatology .
26 Mixes for Cash is a compilation album of remixes produced by Richard D. James, mainly for other artists between 1990 and 2003. It was released on 24 March 2003 by Warp Records.
Scatology is the debut full-length studio album by British experimental band Coil. It was recorded at various studios in London during 1984 and produced by the band along with JG Thirlwell; the album features a prominent appearance of Stephen Thrower, who subsequently became Coil's official member since their next studio album, Horse Rotorvator. The album focuses on alchemy, mainly an idea of turning base matter into gold. The record contains a wide array of cultural references, including personnel such as Marquis de Sade, Alfred Jarry, Salvador Dalí, Charles Manson, and others.
In an interview from 1998, Coil describe the manner in which Reznor prepared the multitracks:
Multitrack recording (MTR)—also known as multitracking, double tracking, or tracking—is a method of sound recording developed in 1955 that allows for the separate recording of multiple sound sources or of sound sources recorded at different times to create a cohesive whole. Multitracking became possible in the mid-1950s when the idea of simultaneously recording different audio channels to separate discrete "tracks" on the same reel-to-reel tape was developed. A "track" was simply a different channel recorded to its own discrete area on the tape whereby their relative sequence of recorded events would be preserved, and playback would be simultaneous or synchronized.
"It's good to get something Trent will send you because he'll send you a really precise, clean, good sounding master tape where you can take all the sections out and you can rearrange it totally. You get spoiled because such a good clean master comes to you, and you can say "Wow!" and rip it to shreds and do whatever you want."
Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton, better known under the pseudonyms John Balance or the later variation Jhonn Balance, was an English musician, occultist, artist and poet. His early work and wide-ranging collaborations made him one of the most influential figures in the industrial, experimental minimalist and neofolk music scenes.
"I think though, the last things we did for him, we actually got Studio-Vision discs, with everything already laid out. He is very organized by the way."
In posts on the Gearslutz forum, former Nine Inch Nails collaborator Charlie Clouser described how he put his contributions together:
Heresy remix = Studiovision triggering 2x NuBus Samplecell-1 8mb cards and 4 audio tracks of Protools-16. 1 track lead vox, 2 tracks gtr fx, 1 track for preachers and misc. Yes, 4 tracks of audio. First SampleCell loaded with drums and stuff, second one loaded with chopped gtr riffs. 8 megs each.
No Xpander. Bit-crushed "pox" arpeggios and distant descending melody from Emax SEHD rack with modwheel filter control. All guitars chopped into riffs and put in samplecells then retriggered from keyboard. Wild pitch fx on guitars by HyperPrism standalone (no plugins in those days). Backwards vocal fx by... it's a secret. Outboard filtering on guitars by Arp Solus via MPU-101 and maybe Peavey Spectrum Filter. Lead vox flattened with L1 offline in SD2 (again, no plugins in DAWs back then).
Mixed on Mackie 32x8 with no compressors or outboard eq. Send fx (incl. vox verb and delay) from QuadraVerb+ and maybe DP4. The phasey sound on guitars is either DP4 or else it's just an artifact of the HyperPrism pitch fx. Yes, Alesis Quadraverb and a Mackie 8-buss.
"Ruiner" remix? That had a sine-wave portamento sound that was actually "Init Voice" on the original DX-7 put through Arp Solus filter for gating fx. ... I loved that "Init Voice" patch. I wonder who programmed it?
|Further Down the Spiral (US release)|
|No.||Title||Remixers / Contributors||Length|
|1.||"Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)"||Rick Rubin, guitar by Dave Navarro||4:02|
|2.||"The Art of Self Destruction, Part One"||Nine Inch Nails, Sean Beavan, Brian Pollack||5:41|
|3.||"Self Destruction, Part Two"||J. G. Thirlwell||5:37|
|4.||"The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)"||John Balance, Peter Christopherson, Drew McDowall, Danny Hyde||7:28|
|5.||"Hurt (Quiet)"||Trent Reznor||5:08|
|6.||"Eraser (Denial; Realization)"||Balance, Christopherson, McDowall, Hyde||6:33|
|7.||"At the Heart of It All"||Composed by Aphex Twin||7:14|
|8.||"Eraser (Polite)"||Balance, Christopherson, McDowall, Hyde||1:15|
|9.||"Self Destruction, Final"||Thirlwell||9:52|
|10.||"The Beauty of Being Numb"||Section A remixed by NIN, Beavan, Pollack; Section B composed by Aphex Twin||5:06|
|11.||"Erased, Over, Out"||Balance, Christopherson, McDowall, Hyde||6:00|
|Further Down the Spiral V2 (Japan, Australia, and UK release)|
|No.||Title||Remixers / Contributors||Length|
|1.||"Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)"||Rubin, guitar by Navarro||4:02|
|2.||"The Art of Self Destruction, Part One"||NIN, Beavan, Pollack||5:41|
|3.||"Self Destruction, Part Three"||Thirlwell||3:28|
|4.||"Heresy (Version)"||Charlie Clouser||5:19|
|5.||"The Downward Spiral (The Bottom)"||Balance, Christopherson, McDowall, Hyde||7:28|
|7.||"At the Heart of It All"||Composed by Aphex Twin||7:14|
|9.||"Eraser (Denial; Realization)"||Balance, Christopherson, McDowall, Hyde||6:33|
|10.||"Self Destruction, Final"||Thirlwell||9:52|
|11.||"Reptilian" (Japanese edition only, from "March of the Pigs" single)||Dave Ogilvie||8:39|
|Australian Albums (ARIA)||51|
|Canada Top Albums/CDs ( RPM )||46|
|US Billboard 200||23|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
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