You know what's cool? Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score to "The Social Network." You know what's cooler? The fact that the score is nominated for an Oscar.
So how did this unique soundtrack come about, and what went into the process of composing and recording it? Trent and his collaborator Atticus Ross discuss providing the uneasy musical undercurrent to Mark Zuckerberg's genius to Melena Ryzik of the New York Times' The Carpetbagger.
Melena got to visit the the recording studio in Trent's home -- some journalists have all the luck. And yes, that is a skull lamp.
Check out the video below. Here's hoping Trent's score to David Fincher's "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" is even half as... well, cool.