says a lot of music in the press today is "more fashion than substance
" and that computers has made it easy to produce.
He revealed his views on modern electronic music in a Reddit Q&A
session, along with his bandmates in How To Destroy Angels
When asked for his opinion on people using technology as a tool or a crutch in music creation, Reznor said:
"I don't really care if you can play an instrument or not. I don't think that's a mandatory skill required to make music that can connect with people. I do think computers have made it easy to make lazy music that sounds nice.
"I find a fair amount of what's championed today feels to me like it falls in that category - much more fashion than substance. There's also a lot of current music I think is great... The Knife is a good example.
Reznor was also asked about the return of Nine Inch Nails
this summer, after announcing plans to reinvent what the band is about and introduce a new lineup
including King Crimson
singer and guitarist Adrian Belew
"Regarding NIN, what's interesting to me about re-assembling it is trying some new things out with a different type of lineup. We're not deep into NIN rehearsals yet, but the idea is exciting,
" said Reznor.
How To Destroy Angels, which features his wife Mariqueen Maandig
in its lineup, will release its debut album "Welcome Oblivion
" this week.