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    So what picture belongs to what song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdglss View Post
    So what picture belongs to what song?
    Good Fucking Question. I've been trying to figure this out myself.

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    well the first problem is there are 5 pictures and 6 songs

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    Bad Witch LP, out June 22 (thread pt 3) SPOILERS

    Quote Originally Posted by dvdglss View Post
    So what picture belongs to what song?
    Hahaha!

    Fuck it... I’ll play (and yes, I know there is zero connection here. I’m just fucking around).

    Top left: Shit Mirror
    Why? It looks like a dollop of excrement flung haphazardly at a mirror.

    Top right: Play the Goddamned Part
    Why? The finger looks like it’s reaching for the play button and/or instructing me to do so at its behest.

    Bottom left: Over and Out
    Why? Because dead is why.

    Bottom middle: God Break Down The Door
    Why? The penitent man is humble before God. The penitent man will kneel. Indiana Jones taught me that.

    Bottom right: Ahead of Ourselves
    Why? Our innovations are almost immediately obsolete, insignificant, antiquated, and irrelevant. If you disagree, feel free to celebrate your ignorance... knuckle-dragging animal.

    “I’m Not From This World” has yet to be photographed. It will... eventually.
    Last edited by caca; 07-10-2018 at 10:24 PM.

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    Ah, being a NIN fan is difficult. I'm trying to put a hold on spending and this is the first time I haven't got anything on release since I got into them in the early 90's.
    Enjoying it on Spotify but really want to enjoy the Physical Art Experience to it all...

    I'll have to just wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tearitalldown View Post
    well the first problem is there are 5 pictures and 6 songs
    the top right is picture six... all white on purpose!

    Maybe even, the 5 pictures are on... a Shit Mirror!

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    Anyone figured out what the art on the inner sleeve is supposed to be? Looks a bit like the “house of dust” to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    Anyone figured out what the art on the inner sleeve is supposed to be? Looks a bit like the “house of dust” to me.
    Maybe...a rusted circuit board...?

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    Anyone who ordered the autographed postcard from JB Hi-Fi & yours came (somewhat) damaged....have you contacted them about it? Did you get a response? And can you post an actual email address to email them at? I used the form on their site and haven't heard back yet and its been two days.

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    Has anyone noticed this fact before?

    The Harwell computer, later known as the Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computing from Harwell (WITCH),[1] or the Harwell Dekatron Computer,[2][3] is an early British relay-based computer of the 1950s. From 2009 to 2012, it was restored at the National Museum of Computing.[4] In 2013, for the second time the Guinness Book of World Records recognised it as the world's oldest working digital computer.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harwell_computer
    http://www.computerconservationsociety.org/witch.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyful*_-spleen View Post
    I feel like I need context on how this has anything to do with NIN?

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    Bad WITCH.

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    Really not seeing how a machine that basically amounts to a massively overgrown (and slow) pocket calculator can be "good" or "bad".

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    It would seem Trent believes that the use of it can be classified as such. “The more we’ve connected, the dumber we’ve become.” If not for the first digital computer, we’d never have reached that point.

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    That's a HUGE reach. He's said nothing bad about technology in general, just the social aspect. And it's not the first digital computer. And countless things have "witch" in the name, I doubt it's related to most of them.

    If it is, I vote it's referencing the delicious invention of the "sandwich." See, cause the record's dirty (like sand) and has witch in the title (which is a homophone.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyful*_-spleen View Post
    Stop.

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    For me, the 5 five pictures on the sleeve are interconnected:

    - it's a microchip OK, but you can clearly see 4 tombs (in the lower part of the image);

    - so the guy is kneeling to the technolgy ... and to the tombs too;

    - the guy's position and its shadow seems to create the extension of the hand (the forearm). I think it's on purpose because you can not see that effect on the 2nd version of the sleeve;

    - the finger is touching a shadow, and this shadow is the extension of the blacksun on the left (sun + finger = shadow --> "the cave")

    - so the guy is kneeling to a shadow too ! Is this shadow linked with the technology ?

    - the skull and the guy are upside down, but they are looking in the same direction (the tombs).

    - actually the skull is looking to the guy's butt, so he is a pervert but it's another theory.


    An other thing we can see in this sleeve:
    David Bowie Blackstar --> NIN's black sun !

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    I mean:
    Blackstar was the last Bowie album and TR just annoucend that it was his last concert in Europe ever ! :/

    Is it his last album too ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eferre View Post
    TR just annoucend that it was his last concert in Europe ever ! :/
    No, he didn't.

    But he did say that he'd never play I Can't Give Everything Away again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katara View Post
    No, he didn't.

    But he did say that he'd never play I Can't Give Everything Away again.
    I've readen it several times: He s said that at the end of "The Lovers".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eferre View Post
    I've readen it several times: He s said that at the end of "The Lovers".
    Direct quote: "This is our last show in Europe for...maybe ever...I don't know." Not exactly a declaration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joyful*_-spleen View Post
    I can get behind this. He did have the quote about "a broken computer chip" and there's a really outdated computer chip on the cover. There have been reachier reaches...

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    I have the bootleg for Bonnaroo 2009 where Trent claims its the last show they will ever play in America....And well...yeah

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    I would probably go back and forth on ending touring stuff if I were in his spot too, so I'm not sure how seriously I would take those comments one way or the other.

    If I saw an official note about calling it quits it on the website or something then sure but until then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯




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    I have a theory re BW cover images, but who knows..

    1. Black sun/solar flare or imagery of cosmic event or creation ie representing when we are created (or born into this world)
    2. Finger - (hint from "Copy of A" on Hesitation Marks "I am just a finger on a trigger on a finger Doing everything I'm told to do Always my intention my intention your attention Just doing everything you tell me to")
    3. Skeleton representing death
    4. Kneeling figure, bowing down in an enslaved/submissive manner
    5. IC Chip - representing technology

    So my take is from the moment we are created (born) we are doing what we are told to by others (propagandized, herd mentality, submissive to authoritarian control) until we die while being enslaved by technology.

    Ahead of Ourselves is the key track here where Trent laments the state of the world and how we seem to be heading down the wrong path as a species. More intent on trashing the place whilst thinking we are in control of it all via technology.

    "Not quite as clever as we think we are
    Knuckle dragging animal
    When we could have done anything
    We wound up building this
    We deserve
    With illusions of enlightenment
    With our snouts in the dirt"

    Kind of ties in with similar themes from Add Violence.

    Any other theories?

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    Yeah, Wave Goodbye was a thing that happened.

    If he had announced that it was definitely the end, there would be a forum-wide meltdown. People would be scrambling for tickets for upcoming shows (maybe buy them if you haven't got some already, just in case).

    Tbh, I've treated every show since Wave Goodbye as the final show I'll ever see. This is TR's gift to us.

    Life is fragile. Anything can happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_guyet View Post
    I can get behind this. He did have the quote about "a broken computer chip" and there's a really outdated computer chip on the cover. There have been reachier reaches...
    At least, it's the most plausible reasoning behind the title we've seen so far. I really don't think it's too far-fetched when considering the attention to detail that went into the AV cover. For example, did anyone here know what the Kardashiev scale was?

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    Not sure I get the old or 'broken chip' analogy. Used to work in the industry and the image looks more like a ceramic test chip. They are pre made ceramic casings with a solderable lid that are used to test out new IC's with before they are bug free and then released into production in their black resin casings. The opening in the top cover of the IC ceramic casing is indicative of this. Not sure if it means anything though re old or broken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afors View Post
    Not sure I get the old or 'broken chip' analogy. Used to work in the industry and the image looks more like a ceramic test chip. They are pre made ceramic casings with a solderable lid that are used to test out new IC's with before they are bug free and then released into production in their black resin casings. The opening in the top cover of the IC ceramic casing is indicative of this. Not sure if it means anything though re old or broken.
    I don't think it's that concrete. I was referring to Reznor's interview Lizzy Goodman where he said of the album/phase/world "this is dirt and a broken computer chip and everything you believe in is really just bullshit."

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_guyet View Post
    I don't think it's that concrete. I was referring to Reznor's interview Lizzy Goodman where he said of the album/phase/world "this is dirt and a broken computer chip and everything you believe in is really just bullshit."
    Thanks I forgot to look back at that interview it was a good one will need to re-read it fully.
    I think metaphorically speaking he is referring to a 'broken chip' as meaning "technology". He refers to us all thinking that we expect the future "to be full matrix virtual reality" but our trust in technology won't save us and we will ultimately be doomed by it. So IMO he's sort of hypothesising on our current trajectory a "The Road" type ending rather than a "The Matrix" one. For a variety of reasons I can agree with that too.
    "I wanted the art direction of Bad Witch to feel like shadows on a cave wall and we’re trying to figure out what it is and really there’s no nice, clean, safe scientific explanation. We’re just an accident"
    So here we are on the planet as an accident, and stumbling along making our planet a bit less habitable by the minute whilst worshiping our 'broken chip' rather than say the important stuff like the quality of the air we breathe, water we drink etc etc...

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