We’ve officially heard half of Trent Reznor, Mariqueen Maandig, and Atticus Ross’ How To Destroy Angels debut EP today, as the fifth track, “The Believers,” just hit the Web. Remember that marimba we mentioned Reznor was auctioning off? Per a detailed breakdown of the recording process from Wired, the African percussion instrument makes an appearance on this track:
Reznor and Ross spent two days recording ancillary melodies on a Moog Minimoog Voyager, an out-of-tune African marimba, a ukulele, and other instruments. “It seemed like a good collision of things, a nice blend of organic and electronic,” Reznor says. They extracted and mixed in the best parts.