Nine Inch Nails' Not The Actual Events. Available here on LP and CD.
Not The Actual Events certainly signals a new direction, though it doesn’t totally steer the ship off the path. Reznor called the EP “an unfriendly, fairly impenetrable record that we needed to make.” The opener, “Branches/Bones,” is harsh in the most pleasurable way, touching on sounds closer to Broken than anything else in the band’s catalog, but still has the modern polish that NIN’s become known for. Its pulsating guitar echoes “Starfuckers, Inc.” or “Wish,” but its short length creates a decisiveness and impact that gives it a sharp edge.
LP - Standard LP.
CD - Standard CD.