I was a part of a NIN community project and now I’m hosting it, so I might as well say something about it. Or rather.. the description on the forum thread. I contributed 3 songs to the project.
The work is called “The Phantom Project”.
Ghosts I-IV has been circulating throughout my ears for quite some time now. When I first heard of it, I was really excited to hear what Trent would release in regards to an instrumental collection.
I’ve loved it ever since and in return, thought it’d be a great idea if we could all contribute our own compositions and then present them to Trent as a gift.
The goal of these compositions is to collaborate and encourage one another to produce our own compositions along the same style of Ghosts. Hence the name Phantom, as in fan-tom. Anyone who is familiar with audio/midi recording is welcome to join this project. I look forward to interacting with everyone who shows interest and at the end of it all, it would be awesome to put together all of our songs in one zip file for direct or torrent download.
Think of it as a gift to Trent and his crew of misfits for providing us with such a beautifully landscaped collection of music and memory. And no worries, the rules are exactly the same as when Trent first started working on Ghosts. Here is what he followed:
This music arrived unexpectedly as the result of an experiment. The rules were as follows: 10 weeks, no clear agenda, no overthinking, everything driven by impulse. Whatever happens during that time gets released as… something.
Everyone who chooses to participate in this will follow the same guidelines. 10 weeks is plenty of time for everyone to compose and contribute their original works to the Phantom Project. And remember, Trent said that Ghosts was a very visually inspired musical score. In other words, he would take an image and then go about describing it with music.
You can download the whole package (over 400mb) here.