Friday December 13, 2019

TH MNHTTN PRJCT (+appendage)

Appearing on doorsteps around the US (and in apparently in at least one record shop in Toronto) is the third and final installment of Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score for HBO's Watchmen, which is presented as an in-universe release by THE NINE INCH NAILS called "The Manhattan Project" and the packaging and presentation is pretty fantastic. As with the previous two releases, Scott Wampler at Birth.Movies.Death takes a look at what's inside. Spoilers, obviously - and don't get too excited about the track titles. The album art is from another timeline, but the grooves on the record are music from the HBO score, not a lost Nine Inch Nails album.


But the story's not quite over yet. Scoring a television show is a chaotic affair, as is releasing a record, and sometimes, interleaving deadlines create interesting situations:


You will notice there are a few tracks on the digital release that are not included on the vinyl. The simple truth of the matter is vinyl has a long lead time to manufacture and we weren't completely finished scoring the later episodes when the deadline came (and… Damon kept throwing things at us last minute!).

So, here’s a link to the tracks that aren’t included on the vinyl:

LINK: https://nin.lnk.to/15A0r47

Also - one of the tracks on vinyl (LET HIM RIDE) is only available on vinyl.

Thanks for checking this out - we had a lot of fun working on Watchmen (and creating our own alternate history!)



These additional tracks will eventually appear on streaming services, but because the Watchmen vinyl releases don't have download codes (there are a lot of factors at play in that regard, relax), and because you can't deploy patch releases from the cloud to 180gm vinyl, this is here to make sure that those who bought the vinyl are getting all the music.

Have a great weekend!