Today Trent said:
First of all, a sincere THANK YOU for the response to Ghosts. We are all amazed at the reaction for what we assumed would be a quiet curiosity in the NIN catalog. My faith in all of you has been restored - let's all go have coffee somewhere (my treat)!
I feel really joyful. First of all I felt really sad when he was disappointed by the fact that the Saul Willimas experiment did not go too well and that he somehow lost faith in us, the community. The risk was that he would not feel confident of a new possible business model and go back to a music label. I was enthusiast when he announced the new Ghosts albums, even more happy by the NIN went Creative Commons. One could really smell that this was coming, it was floating in the air. The whole idea of a blank canvas, the lack of descriptive song titles and the primarily textural artwork, packaging and instrumental songs was a very clear premonition of the future and the potential that this piece of music holds. Here is the complete message from Trent: