The Social Network Soundtrack
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The Social Network Soundtrack was scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for the David Fincher film The Social Network, based on the popular social networking site Facebook. It was the first release from The Null Corporation to be marked with a Null number, being Null 01.
Trent Reznor's statements
It was announced that Reznor and Ross were taking part in the soundtrack on nin.com on July 1st, 2010:
"I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN. Well, that plan didn't work out so well. David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook. I've always loved David's work but quite honestly I wondered what would draw him to tell that story. When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned. Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.
Later, on the site, Reznor posted about the release:
"This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent - something we're very proud of. It opens in theaters Oct 1 and you should check it out.
The first track from the soundtrack, "Hand Covers Bruise (No Piano)" debuted on The Social Network's website on August 30, 2010, streaming in the background. The album will be released by The Null Corporation and distributed by Sony Music.A 5-track sampler for the album was released September 17, on The Null Corporation's homepage.
The album was released digitally on September 28, exclusively on Amazon.com, and will be available in three physical formats: CD, Blu-Ray audio and Vinyl, released on October 11, 18 and 25 respectively.
On the album's official Facebook page, a promotion for the movie was created on September 22nd, offering fans the chance to remix "On We March" and "In Motion", to win a chance to meet Ross and Reznor in Los Angeles, along with a seat at the film's premiere.
The Social Network Soundtrack is available for download on Amazon MP3.
A1 "Hand Covers Bruise" - 4:18
B1 "Painted Sun In Abstract" - 3:29
C1 "Penetration" - 1:14
D1 "Almost Home" - 3:33
Composed, arranged, performed, programmed and produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
In The Hall Of The Mountain King written by Edvard Greig
Engineered by Blumpy
Executive Producer: David Fincher
Trent Reznor and Null management: Rebel Waltz Inc.
Special thanks to: Dana Brunetti, Shelly Bunge, David Byrnes, Valerie Caton, Cean Chaffin, Michael de Luca, Kim Davis, Brian and Leon Dewan, Paul Friedman, Randy Gertson, Don Kennedy, Paul Kremen, Ren Klyce, Doug Mark, Scott Rudin, Irina Volodarsky, Raul Perez, Angela Sidlow, and Kevin Spacey
On the album's official Facebook page, it was announced that it was planned for a remix EP to be released, of the best of fan remixes, and that many more multitracks would be released for the purpose.