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Into The Never - by Adam Steiner (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 296

Genre: Music

Sub-Genre: History & Criticism

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Backbeat Books

Age Range: Adult

Author: Adam Steiner

Language: English

Street Date: March 1, 2020
TCIN: 79564317
UPC: 9781617137310
Item Number (DPCI): 247-38-7644
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported

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Ushering in a new era of confessional music that spoke openly about experiences of trauma, depression, and self-loathing, Nine Inch Nails' seminal album, The Downward Spiral, changed popular music forever-bringing transgressive themes of heresy, S&M, and body horror to the mas...



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Ushering in a new era of confessional music that spoke openly about experiences of trauma, depression, and self-loathing, Nine Inch Nails' seminal album, The Downward Spiral, changed popular music forever-bringing transgressive themes of heresy, S&M, and body horror to the masses and taking music technology to its limits. Released in 1994, the album resonated across a generation, combining elements of metal, industrial, synth-pop, and ambient electronica, and going on to sell over four million copies. Now, Into the Never explores the creation and cultural impact of The Downward Spiral, one of the most influential and artistically significant albums of the twentieth century. Inspired by David Bowie's Low and Pink Floyd's The Wall, the album recounts one man's disintegration as he descends into nihilism and nothingness. Blurring the lines between autobiography and concept album, creation and decay, it is also the story of Trent Reznor (who is Nine Inch Nails) as he pushed himself to the edge of the abyss, trapped in a cycle of addiction and self-destruction. The Downward Spiral also presents a reflection of America and a wider culture of violence, connecting the Columbine High School shooting, the infamous Manson family murders, and the aftermath of Vietnam and the Gulf War. Featuring new interviews with collaborators and artists inspired by the album, Into the Never sets The Downward Spiral in the context of music of the era and brings the story up to date, from Reznor's recovery to his reinvention as an Oscar-winning soundtrack artist.



About the Author



Adam Steiner studied philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and enjoys writing about music, street-art culture, architecture, and transgressive fiction. His first novel is Politics of the Asylum (Urbane Publications). He lives in London.
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