Trent Reznor Says Computers Make It Easy To Make Lazy Music
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.05.2013
During a Q&A...
During a Q&A on Reddit, Trent Reznor said that computers have made it easy for anyone to make "lazy music". Here are highlights:
On if contemporary music is more style than substance: "I don't really care if you can play an instrument or not. I don't think that's a mandatory skill required to make music that can connect with people. I do think computers have made it easy to make lazy music that sounds nice. I find a fair amount of what's championed today feels to me like it falls in that category - much more fashion than substance. There's also a lot of current music I think is great… The Knife is a good example."
On the return of Nine Inch Nails: "Regarding NIN, what's interesting to me about re-assembling it is trying some new things out with a different type of lineup. We're not deep into NIN rehearsals yet, but the idea is exciting."
On his collaborative projects with David Fincher and How to Destroy Angels: "Working with David Fincher taught me a lot about collaboration, and HTDA allowed me to work in a band environment that I found very rewarding. I don't know that I was ever comfortable enough with myself earlier in my life to be able to open up and collaborate."