Those, who preorder a CD, BluRay (Audio) or Vinyl of the record automatically receive this 5-track digital download. If you do not want to preorder anything by now, you can still download the free 5-track EP by signing up to TopSpinMedia (a membership you might have to cancel if you decide not to use it. But as far as I can see from reading through their Terms of Service the membership itself is free of charge. So is this download).
To get to the download you have to submit an email-address, then you will be sent the "confirm & download" link. That's what I did and I instantly and easily was able to download the tracks.
Please do make sure to read Terms of Service, etc. You do sign up for this on your own responsibility. I personally think this a fair and cool deal offered by Reznor, but I will not take responsibility should some website or membership program try to rip you off. :-)
Here's what Trent Reznor has to say:
"This is what Atticus and I have been working on for the last few months. We had a great time working with David Fincher on this and the film turned out excellent - something we're very proud of. It opens in theatres Oct 1 and you should check it out.
Musically, this all came out of our secret laboratory - electronic in basis, but mostly organic sounding. Lots of experiments and emphasis on sound fraying around the edges while focusing on the proper emotional tone for the various scenes.
Regarding the purchase options, sorry about the "clunkiness" of not offering the full record digital download pre-sale (and having to visit Amazon). My agenda was to be able to offer this for the lowest possible price and this was the best way to achieve that. Amazon has been a great partner with past projects and I appreciate your understanding."
Indeed, the full soundtrack will be available as a digital download at Amazon MP3 at a promotional rate of $2.99 for a 48 hour period starting 12:01am PT on 9/28. Sounds like a great deal, too.
Click here to get to the free download:
And use the comments section to discuss how you like the music!