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Tony
02-03-2013, 08:23 AM
Full song: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=172990757&m=173159322


Fragment of song, from the movie, courtesy of Q-NeilL (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/members/1957-Q-NeilL) (mirror courtesy of (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/threads/1408-Mantra-(from-Sound-City)?p=69879#post69879) cabezas (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/members/592-cabezas)):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KvUBHeJXNCI

fishtifer
02-03-2013, 10:35 AM
Thanks, that was awesome!

imail724
02-03-2013, 11:09 AM
So I'm guessing this is gonna be an instrumental track.

Final Destiny
02-03-2013, 11:59 AM
I don't think we should've expected anything else. I thought maybe Josh Homme would sing on it, but I'm fine with whatever we get.

ghostaustin
02-03-2013, 01:43 PM
"When I write music, I don't think 'oh, this will resolve to the suspended... I don't think of that shit."

Love it!

BRoswell
02-03-2013, 02:15 PM
Sounds great so far. Can't wait to hear the full thing when the album comes out.

hobochic
02-03-2013, 02:36 PM
Love the distant distortions Trent lays towards the end. Exactly what the track needed. Can't wait to see the doc and hear all this great music.

sick among the pure
02-03-2013, 09:34 PM
Fucking amazing song from the bits we can hear. Also love some of the quotes from Trent.

JamesCmuse
02-04-2013, 05:34 AM
That was brilliant.

dlb
02-04-2013, 11:19 AM
I can not stress how often I watched that clip already. Over and over again. It just wows me to see the three of them getting along so well with each other. I can't wait to hear this track. That clip is simply beautiful.

scorpiusdiamond
02-04-2013, 03:28 PM
I would recommend watching the whole doc, Trent isn't just in this one bit, and overall it's a fantastic doc.

cheddamash
02-07-2013, 10:01 AM
I echo the above. Great doc. Grohl is even more multi-talented than I knew.

dominik
02-07-2013, 11:18 AM
That's amazing. Pure genius. What bass are Trent and Joshua playing?

DigitalChaos
02-07-2013, 12:55 PM
No fuckin way with the smoke machine!

WorzelG
02-13-2013, 04:31 PM
This is so annoying - someone has made a copyright claim and had it taken down.

cabezas
02-16-2013, 11:14 PM
http://youtu.be/KvUBHeJXNCI

there's a mirror of the vid, i just saw the doc and it was amazing

cabezas
02-19-2013, 06:39 AM
when is this record releases?

dlb
02-19-2013, 06:52 AM
March 11th. ;)

laci
02-22-2013, 03:54 AM
Ok, so it's not an instrumental track. Listen part of the track here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01qnwd3 (around 1h:36m).

dlb
02-22-2013, 05:04 AM
sounds good, but I hope there is still lots of space for the instrumental parts seen in the movie to shine through.

danzo_rezno
02-22-2013, 06:53 AM
Oh Trent you are B-E-A-UTIFUL!

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8496787343_db2f664f91_b.jpg

Reznor2112
02-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Here ya go... made this a while back.
http://i.picasion.com/pic64/d91d29c6ef57cd0a5dbd2194a4f760fb.gif

hobochic
02-22-2013, 09:03 AM
http://i.picasion.com/pic64/d91d29c6ef57cd0a5dbd2194a4f760fb.gif

I knew it. Trent was the Jerry Maguire kid.

http://www.micahfoster.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jerry-maguire-kid.jpg

scorpiusdiamond
02-22-2013, 01:35 PM
[ignore me]

Final Destiny
02-22-2013, 02:10 PM
Those vocals sound really nice to me. Hopefully there'll be some nice instrumental breaks, but I'd be totally fine if there weren't.

scorpiusdiamond
02-22-2013, 06:36 PM
There's also another clip further down, different part of the song I think.

Tony
02-25-2013, 08:17 AM
I finally had a chance to watch the whole thing, and for anyone who hasn't yet, I recommend it. It's a really great look at not only this one studio, but the evolution of engineering. Trent has a few other bits and pieces here and there, but none of them musical.

Totally
02-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Fuckin awesome

ElectricKoolaid
03-03-2013, 10:12 PM
The full song (along with all the others from the album) is available for listening here: npr.org (http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/172990757/first-listen-dave-grohl-friends-sound-city-real-to-reel?sc=fb&cc=fmp#playlist)

ItsJustDave
03-03-2013, 10:19 PM
The full song (along with all the others from the album) is available for listening here: npr.org (http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/172990757/first-listen-dave-grohl-friends-sound-city-real-to-reel?sc=fb&cc=fmp#playlist)
Was just about to post the same. Listening now.

Final Destiny
03-03-2013, 10:32 PM
7:43, holy shit. The player was frustrating me so I skipped right to Mantra first, and it does not disappoint. Gonna play the rest now.

imail724
03-03-2013, 10:38 PM
Wow, at first I was feeling pretty disappointed as it started slow, but by the end of it all I could think about was how bad I want a new nin album. That was incredible.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

talkingnothing
03-03-2013, 10:47 PM
really glad this is not TR's day job. I'm sure it was fun to do, but it's not my kind of thing. sounds like it would fit in fine on rock radio. Dave Grohl's a great drummer (I'm a mediocre one), but his singing and songwriting have never done much for me. definitely has TR flavoring sprinkled in, but the meat and potatoes of it sound very Foo Fighters to me. Some folks might want this to be a band that does more stuff, and if they have fun doing it and people like it that'd be great, but I probably won't listen to much of it. everybody else digging it? not digging it?

ItsJustDave
03-03-2013, 11:02 PM
I loved it, but then I'm coming at it with the context of having seen the documentary (which I think is brilliant).

Final Destiny
03-03-2013, 11:07 PM
really glad this is not TR's day job. I'm sure it was fun to do, but it's not my kind of thing. sounds like it would fit in fine on rock radio. Dave Grohl's a great drummer (I'm a mediocre one), but his singing and songwriting have never done much for me. definitely has TR flavoring sprinkled in, but the meat and potatoes of it sound very Foo Fighters to me. Some folks might want this to be a band that does more stuff, and if they have fun doing it and people like it that'd be great, but I probably won't listen to much of it. everybody else digging it? not digging it?
Well, just keep in mind that they probably put this together in a matter of days, hours, even. That was the point of the album - to just have a bunch of fun, throw some good music together. It's certainly not meant to be groundbreaking music - Dave Grohl isn't necessarily a boundary pushing musician, just a really good one. Similarly, this song is good, a good blend of Foo and Trent, with some nice basswork and harmonizing by Josh Homme thrown in too. But it's not revolutionary shit, and that's fine for me.

sick among the pure
03-03-2013, 11:07 PM
Can someone with a decent gif animator (as opposed to me making it on a website that will compress the fuck out of that beautiful HD video) make a gif of Trent's little thumbs up/down thing near the end? I giggle at that every time, idk why.

BlurredLine
03-03-2013, 11:52 PM
Really good song (http://f.cl.ly/items/3k1w3Q0y2c3q470e1j08/Mantra.mp3).

Presideo
03-04-2013, 12:13 AM
I like it - the song definitely had influences from all three artists. I wish Homme sung Grohl's parts, though. Grohl is okay, but Josh's sultry voice could have livened up the beginning.

The final 3-minute NIN/QOTSA infusion was certainly the highlight!

FernandoDante
03-04-2013, 12:32 AM
I'd like to ask Trent whether this is better or worse than Tapeworm.

thefragile_jake
03-04-2013, 12:40 AM
I'd like to ask Trent whether this is better or worse than Tapeworm.

Seconded. Haha.

This song is fun in the context of watching the footage of all of them in a room playing and writing and as everyone has mentioned previously, certainly the last couple minutes of the song are the highlight but Dave Grohls voice and just the Foo Fighters in general do nothing for me anymore. I can certainly understand the love people have for him (especially a friend of mine who is obsessed with the guy) but his writing does seem very rock radio these days. I'm not really digging it that much either, it's a nice song that again I'm sure was fun for them to just sit around and do...but it's nothing I would constantly want to revisit. Anyway, it's not like they're trying to make a supergroup out of this. Dave just wanted some talented musicians to come together and write a little song and that's what we got.

Hearing this really does make me even more curious to hear what Tapeworm really would've been like....but alas, that time has passed now.

DigitalChaos
03-04-2013, 12:56 AM
You can stream the whole album on NPR: http://www.npr.org/2013/03/03/172990757/first-listen-dave-grohl-friends-sound-city-real-to-reel?sc=fb&cc=fmp#playlist


edit: holy crap am I late.... AND I copied an ItsJustDave post from another forum. LOL so much fail on my part

simonn
03-04-2013, 01:42 AM
Really enjoyed it, for some reason expected it to be an instrumental, maybe cos there's no singing in the film. So was very surprised and pleased to hear TR's voice popping up here and there. I think the combo of all 3 worked well, though if someone had told me this was the Foo Fighters, I wouldn't have batted an eyelid.

dominik
03-04-2013, 03:00 AM
The other songs are pretty good as well..

scorpiusdiamond
03-04-2013, 05:18 AM
Holy crap, dat ending.

thepresence0
03-04-2013, 07:36 AM
Here's a direct link to that song in their player: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=172990757&m=173159322

Song is pretty stunning. Really drives home the point that technology is just another tool. Not a crutch.

screwdriver
03-04-2013, 11:26 AM
hot damn, that was pretty awesome

DigitalChaos
03-04-2013, 12:03 PM
0:00-3:40 = must. not. skip. ahead
3:40-4:50 = hrmm... well, shit... glad I didn't skip ahead!
5:25-7:49 = holy fuck!


After a few listens the first half is growing on me though.

mfte
03-04-2013, 01:05 PM
Pretty good, Kinda wish that Grohl stuck Trent with Rick Springfield. Then things would have got interesting.

opal
03-04-2013, 01:35 PM
The version in that video clip was better.

Canuckle
03-04-2013, 02:05 PM
In the words of the great october...

The last 3 minutes made me cum lightning.

voidnz
03-04-2013, 03:30 PM
Great song! Glad Trent did some vocals. Still haven't watched the movie, but will asap now.

Fragile Teeth
03-04-2013, 03:42 PM
I really like this so far. It's literally the best song trent has worked on since With Teeth....

Fragile Teeth
03-04-2013, 04:35 PM
I love the song but their attitude towards people who make music on a laptop is a little disheartening. I make music I am proud of and I wish I had the tools these guys have but I just don't and I do the best with what I got.

sentient02970
03-04-2013, 04:58 PM
This band is awesome! ;)

hobochic
03-04-2013, 05:01 PM
For those who've seen Sound City: Is the complete song played in the documentary apart from the "making of" clip we've all seen? What I'm after is a complete video of this awesomeness, live in the studio.

JaeTeeGee
03-04-2013, 05:27 PM
For those who've seen Sound City: Is the complete song played in the documentary apart from the "making of" clip we've all seen? What I'm after is a complete video of this awesomeness, live in the studio.
What you see in the making of is what you see in the movie.

Conrad Lienert
03-04-2013, 05:31 PM
Mantra = GOOSEBUMPS!!!

Fucking awesome!

jaypayton
03-04-2013, 05:36 PM
would rather Trent handled all the vocals HIMSELF....

dlb
03-05-2013, 03:25 AM
I like it a little bit more in the documentary but the song as a whole is pretty great. I too wish that Trent and Josh would have been in the foreground with their vocals. Grohl is a little too present for my taste, but the song still rocks and I just love how you can hear every guy's trademark sound in the song and while being pretty different from each other they form a quite unique unity.

Together with cut me some slack and the song with BRMC, mantra is my favorite of the soundtrack!

BrokenSpiral
03-05-2013, 11:21 AM
Wow this song is amazing. Trent's guitar work at the end sounds great.


Also, Centipede.

thevoid99
03-05-2013, 03:21 PM
I heard it last night... it's fucking awesome. I hope Trent is in the new QOSTA album.

scorpiusdiamond
03-05-2013, 03:57 PM
I heard it last night... it's fucking awesome. I hope Trent is in the new QOSTA album.

Good news. (http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2012/11/trent-reznor-confirms-involvement-in-new-qotsa-album/)

Fragile Teeth
03-05-2013, 07:21 PM
Good news. (http://www.antiquiet.com/news/2012/11/trent-reznor-confirms-involvement-in-new-qotsa-album/)

Why did they have to remind me of the unreleased Year Zero song with Josh Homme vocals? I remember before it came out Josh Homme said it was beautiful.

butter_hole
03-05-2013, 07:29 PM
I always thought that the song was just In This Twilight? Unless I'm remembering things incorrectly.

Fragile Teeth
03-05-2013, 08:14 PM
I always thought that the song was just In This Twilight? Unless I'm remembering things incorrectly.

Hmm... it could have been. The interview isn't really that specific.

laci
03-07-2013, 10:06 AM
Exclusive Mantra video on Rolling Stone with multiple-angle view: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/dave-grohls-sound-city-players-pound-out-mantra-in-the-studio-20130307

Fragile Teeth
03-07-2013, 10:55 AM
Exclusive Mantra video on Rolling Stone with multiple-angle view: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/dave-grohls-sound-city-players-pound-out-mantra-in-the-studio-20130307

this is pretty much what I've been waiting on. Didn't know if it would exist due to them only being 3 guys but no vox or guitar will do. I can play over it and sing to it for fun now!

echoespaul
03-07-2013, 12:05 PM
I could listen to Trent just play keyboard for an hour. Huge smile from him at the end.

I kept daydreaming of Bowie doing some vocals with them.

dlb
03-07-2013, 12:31 PM
That guy at the mixing board is shedding some tears, isn't he? At least he should have the biggest boner of his live while witnessing such utter beauty! While I really enjoy the soundtrack version, this is the one I was hoping for to hear!

Final Destiny
03-07-2013, 03:46 PM
I actually found that pretty boring to watch. If it had been edited to not be the full-length track (which obviously goes against the point of the video) then I probably would've got into it more. But, considering the song's eight minutes, the vocals really help make it. And the guitar, too.

But seriously, I'm pretty sure two full minutes of that video was the same thing over and over again because the vocals weren't there.

FernandoDante
03-07-2013, 09:37 PM
I actually found that pretty boring to watch. If it had been edited to not be the full-length track (which obviously goes against the point of the video) then I probably would've got into it more. But, considering the song's eight minutes, the vocals really help make it. And the guitar, too.

But seriously, I'm pretty sure two full minutes of that video was the same thing over and over again because the vocals weren't there.
Yeah, I like the song, but this bare-bones version for 7 minutes is just too much.



I daydreamed of 3 different versions of the song being released, each with lead vocals from each of the 3.

hobochic
03-08-2013, 11:04 AM
Talk about defusing the buzz around Mantra by releasing this half baked demo through Rolling Stone. I'm sure there's a full video (with vocals) in the works... at least I hope.

laci
03-08-2013, 06:13 PM
1080p version of the video on the official Sound City Movie channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2kGNdE0b5Q

ImTheWiseJanitor
03-09-2013, 10:58 AM
Apparently I'm blind, and missed the full version with vocals posted on here and on youtube.

God. This is just the song you'd expect to come from these three dudes. It's just dripping with Grohl/Homme/Reznor.

totom
03-09-2013, 04:53 PM
I was unable to rip the video of the "stripped" version from the rollingstone website. Could anyone please help? Or upload it (or just the audio).

Thanks in advance.

Trains
03-18-2013, 04:49 PM
This might be my favourite thing Trent's been involved in since NIN went away. Fucking amazing. That moment at 5:46 when Trent comes in with a couple of ahhhhh, ahhhhs is just about the most sublime thing I've heard in yonks.

sheepdean
03-18-2013, 05:12 PM
This might be my favourite thing Trent's been involved in since NIN went away.So, since October '11?

LeviSnuts
03-20-2013, 12:34 AM
here's the instrumental mp3 ripped from youtube:

http://www.mediafire.com/?xvbyewb7avtojye

NINfan04
03-22-2013, 11:26 AM
1080p version of the video on the official Sound City Movie channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2kGNdE0b5Q

That was awesome! Was anyone else reminded a little bit of the song Beside You In Time when Trent starts that keyboard part around 4:56? I really want to see this documentary!

Toadflax
09-04-2013, 05:46 PM
Has anyone synced the finished song to the above video? I'd be happy to do that id no one has yet, but I wanted to check first. I didn't see anything on YouTube.

r_k_f
09-04-2013, 06:31 PM
Imagine these guys made a full album??? Well while I'm imagining, lets throw in Maynard for good measure..

thevoid99
09-04-2013, 09:06 PM
Imagine these guys made a full album??? Well while I'm imagining, lets throw in Maynard for good measure..

If that really happened, then we'd all die. Yet, in a happy way.

InvitingmeAway
09-04-2013, 09:54 PM
Best song of Reel To Reel for sure. Though my favorite song with Trent (non nin) is Kalopsia!!!

Prettybrokenspiral
09-04-2013, 11:22 PM
Imagine these guys made a full album??? Well while I'm imagining, lets throw in Maynard for good measure..

...and then you're treading dangerously close to Tapeworm territory.

r_k_f
09-05-2013, 07:09 AM
...and then you're treading dangerously close to Tapeworm territory.

I know I know... lol