Nine Inch Nails have just recently release a new album “Ghosts I-IV”, which got me thinking about potential Shpongle releases. I know that NIN is essentially the antithesis of Shpongle, but musical direction isn’t what got me thinking about this. What spurred this though was the truly incredible packages that have been assembled for the album and the methods of the release.
From a free download of the first 9 of 36 tracks, to the ubber-luxurious $300 “Ultra Deluxe Edition” which includes 2 CDs, 1 DVD, 1 BluRay disc, Art book, 4xVinyls and 2 Giclee prints with an immediate download code for the whole album… everything about the albums release is awesome and seems well suited to a future Shpongle release (perhaps the phantom SHPONGLE BOX SET with/or the 4th album!!!).
Imagine if the below was filled with Shpongle material and imagery
Being the independent Twisted Records, they have the flexibility to do something like this. If Shpongle were to release something of this calibre, and I know I would be dropping $300 without a blink.
you can check out all 5 versions of the release here http://ghosts.nin.com/main/order_options