Trent Reznor Releases New Song ‘Juno’: the track, recorded with collaborator Atticus Ross, celebrates NASA’s voyage to Jupiter.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, along with frequent collaborator Atticus Ross is back with his first new material since the duo’s 2014 score for David Fincher’s Gone Girl.
Juno is a tribute to NASA’s recent Juno spacecraft mission, expected to hit Jupiter by July 4th. The track is currently streaming via Apple Music and iTunes. Click the banner above to preview/purchase. You can also listen via the YouTube link below:
It’s a haunting, yet beautiful ambient wash, full of alien textures, evocative sonics and mysterious soundscapes. The track even features samples from NASA’s previous live recordings of Jupiter’s atmosphere, with electromagnetic vibrations that infuse it with an otherworldly spit and polish.
In many ways it feels akin to one of Reznor’s primary influences. Ambient godfather Brian Eno’s composed a similarly celestial tribute on his 1983 film score Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks for the documentary For All Mankind, which showcased NASA’s Apollo Moon Missions of the 60’s and 70’s.
Reznor isn’t the only 90’s era alt-rocker celebrating the mission: Weezer have recorded their own NASA tribute, entitled I Love The USA, which you can listen to here. Like Reznor’s track, it was commissioned by both NASA and Apple Music.
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