CMJ - 12/00, p.67
"...The NIN remixes are quality....Even FRAGILE leftovers are still warm..."
Melody Maker - 11/28/00, p.523 stars out of 5
- "...Remixed like acid burns through flesh, NIN now sound like the sort of band chosen to play sleazy metal dives in horror films to illustrate that the clientele are low-life scum. You'll dance 'til you're sick."
NME (Magazine) - 10/28/00, p.4010 out of 10
- "...The best Nine Inch Nails album...ever! Mainly because it contains much less Trent Reznor..."
Things Falling Apart contains various manipulations of songs recorded from the Fragile sessions.
Nine Inch Nails: Trent Raznor (vocals, various instruments).
Additional personnel: Steve Hokel (violin); Marc Paradis (cello); Telefon Tel Aviv (programming).
Producers: Adrian Sherwood, Mark Stewart, Joshua Eustis, Turk Dietrich, Charles Cooper.
Audio Remixers: Danny Lohner; Dave Ogilvie; Keith Hillebrandt; Adrian Sherwood; Alan Moulder; Charles Clouser.
Photographer: Rob Sheridan.
The best words to describe the music of Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails are caustic and scathing. Billed as manipulations of songs recorded during THE FRAGILE sessions, THINGS FALLING APART stands on its own as a solid release. The remixes are so drastic that they become separate entities from their distant origins.
Long-time collaborators such as Alan Moulder, Charlie Clouser (now a full-fledged member of Nine Inch Nails), and Dave Ogilvie were recruited to flesh out the new instrumentation, while Danny Lohner, Keith Hillebrandt, and Adrian Sherwood master the control boards. The result is a swirling mix of synth-pop, crunchy guitar riffs, and ambient, archaic soundscapes. From the haunting strings in Bellini's version of "The Frail" to the pulsating Sherwood remix of "Starfuckers, Inc.," this collection aims for the deepest recesses of the human soul. A DVD containing live footage and videos is also available.