question submitted by
so what is the state of the new record? who‘s
producing it? how far along is it? who’s playing on it and when do you think we
can expect it in the stores?
response from trent:
i have a group of twenty tracks that’s being
considered for the record. after a lot of thought, i‘ve decided to produce the
record myself. why, do you ask? well, i feel very inspired right now and i want
this record to be what‘s in my head, for better or worse.
i’m bringing in alan moulder as a sounding
board / co—producer / mixer and james brown (not that james brown) for some
tracking: atticus ross is my right-hand man and programmer and has been from
the start of this record. leo herrera is engineering. rick rubin has been a mentor,
source of inspiration and guiding force throughout the process.
there is a much lese refined approach to most
of this record and i wrote a lot of the tracks envisioning powerful live drumming:
enter dave grohl. working with him has been one of the most inspiring and
exciting experiences i‘ve had in the studio. the tracks he’s played on (all
fifteen), have come alive in a better-than-i’d-even-hoped-for” type way.
the rest of the music i’m playing myself.
we are tentatively mixing the record in october
and tracking, treating and thinking from now until then. That means the record
comes out early 2005, and we will tour extensively worldwide to support it.
who’s in the live band? don’t know yet.
meanwhile, we’re releasing two other items this
fall. the long-awaited closure dvd will finally see the light of day – with
extra content, and the downward spiral deluxe edition – a two disc package
remastered, remixed in 5.1 and more. we just finished remixing tds in surround
and it really lends itself to the format – you will soon have a new disc to
demo your system with!