How to Destroy Angels (How to Destroy Angels EP)

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How to Destroy Angels
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EP by
ReleasedJune 1, 2010
Genre Post-industrial, experimental, electronica
Length27:49
Label The Null Corporation
Producer How to Destroy Angels
How to Destroy Angels chronology
How to Destroy Angels
(2010)
An omen EP_
(2012)
Sigil numbers chronology
Sigil 02
(2010)
' Sigil 03'
(2012)
Digital EP Cover
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Singles from How to Destroy Angels
  1. "A Drowning"
    Released: May 4, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svgStar empty.svg [1]
One Thirty BPM (67%) [2]
Pitchfork (7.0/10) [3]
The Second Supper Star full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar full.svgStar empty.svg [4]
Fine Print Magazine(45%) [5]

How to Destroy Angels is the debut extended play by post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels. The six-song EP was released as a free download via the band's website on June 1, 2010, and a retail CD was released on July 6, 2010. A "Hi-Def Upgrade" was also available, with higher quality audio and the music video for the song "The Space in Between", while "A Drowning" was officially released as a single.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

How to Destroy Angels (band) band

How to Destroy Angels (HTDA) is a musical group consisting of Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig, and Rob Sheridan. The group is named after a 1984 Coil song of the same name. Alessandro Cortini joined the lineup for the duration of the 2013 tour.

Contents

As with many of Trent Reznor's official releases, it was designated with a unique name and number: "SIGIL 02".

Trent Reznor American musician

Michael Trent Reznor is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and film score composer. He is the founder, lead vocalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until adding long-time collaborator Atticus Ross as a permanent member in 2016. His first release under the Nine Inch Nails name, the 1989 album Pretty Hate Machine, was a commercial and critical success. He has since released nine Nine Inch Nails studio albums. He left Interscope Records in 2007 and was an independent recording artist until signing with Columbia Records in 2012.

The EP was included as bonus tracks on the iTunes release of their debut album, Welcome Oblivion .

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<i>Welcome Oblivion</i> 2013 studio album by How to Destroy Angels

Welcome Oblivion is the debut studio album by American post-industrial group How to Destroy Angels. It was released on March 5, 2013 on Columbia Records. It was described as sensual electronic rock by the Los Angeles Times.

Artwork

The artwork for the release was created by Mark Weaver, under art direction by Rob Sheridan. Sheridan stated [6] that the choice for Weaver was to make the release as visually distinct as possible from Nine Inch Nails.

Rob Sheridan American artist

Rob Sheridan is an American graphic designer, Art director, photographer, and comic book author best known for his extensive work with the band Nine Inch Nails.

Nine Inch Nails American industrial rock band

Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN, is an American industrial rock band that was formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1988. The band consists of producer and multi-instrumentalist Trent Reznor, as well as English musician Atticus Ross. Over the course of their three-decade existence, the band has signed with several major labels, the most current being Capitol Records, under the name The Null Corporation.

For unexplained reasons, the physical and digital EP both came with different artwork.

Promotion

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Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."The Space in Between"3:35
2."Parasite"5:05
3."Fur Lined"4:00
4."BBB"3:31
5."The Believers"5:36
6."A Drowning"7:04

Album personnel

Written, arranged, produced, performed and art directed by How to Destroy Angels.

Mariqueen Maandig American musician

Mariqueen Maandig Reznor is a Filipino-American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is the vocalist for How to Destroy Angels, and was the former vocalist of Los Angeles-based rock band West Indian Girl.

Atticus Ross English musician, composer and record producer

Atticus Matthew Cowper Ross is an English musician, songwriter, record producer, and audio engineer. Along with Trent Reznor, Ross won the Oscar for Best Original Score for The Social Network in 2010. In 2013, the pair won a Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their soundtrack to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. He has worked with Reznor's band Nine Inch Nails since 2005, and became an official member of the band in 2016.

Alan Moulder is an English record producer, mixing engineer and audio engineer.

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References

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