EUKL-001, named The Rock Anthem WAV File by Extraction team E-I , is a recording recovered from a Universal Serial Bus (USB) memory drive at 10 Downing Street, London. It is a recording of a distorted rock anthem, presumed to be a Rock 'n' Roll cover of the Soviet National Anthem, which has various effects on the listener.
The following is an excerpt from the initial investigation, conducted by 2Lt George Tacitus.
- "It's weird... It is literally just sound waves. There's no distinctive pattern. It seems to be the sequence of sounds, not the individual sounds, that sets off reactions. Computer, note that. Who the hell created this... Computer, note the patterns. Find any distinctive pattern in the waves. We're looking for something like a Fibonacci pattern. Hmm, Fibonacci. That could be interesting... The file sounds like a rock song. I'm guessing it was originally an actual song. Computer, sideload. Try and undistort the sound, use every protocol available. Judging by the sound, there are multiple effects applied. But they can't just be random. Things like this don't randomly occur. In fact... Computer, report tasks."
- "SOUND MODIFIED. MODIFIED FILE MATCHES WAVE PATTERN OF THE SOVIET NATIONAL ANTHEM."
- "And the wave pattern?"
- "NONE TO SPEAK OF."
- "Thank you. Computer, cease recording. This should be off the record."[FURTHER RECORDING REDACTED, ON ORDER OF ESC:S-1:TCTS]
It is unknown as to why Lt. Tacitus stopped recording at that moment. In the words of Cpl. Lewis Armstrong, "Usually it's when they're breaching human rights, but it's a computer file, so f*ck knows what he was doing in there." The full report of Lt. Tacitus' investigation is published below.
|Known As||The Rock Anthem WAV File|
|Officer Responsible||Second Leftenant George Tactitus|
|Date and Location of Extraction||10 Downing Street, Unknown|
WAV format file, set to automatically play when the USB Flash Drive it is contained on is loaded. Encoded with an unknown device, nonetheless readable by Microsoft Windows computers. Sound pattern triggers psychological cues in human brain, leading to various effects on the listener. No known pattern to file, and no known pattern to effects.
-Almost certainly malicious-
Full investigation has yielded no further results, however there have been observed a number of effects. The test subjects used are randomly selected, and all have died. However, the information has yieded a slight pattern in the types of response to listening.
The pattern of effects coresponds to an apparent "dominant emotion" the test subect has. The list is incomplete, however the effects are all consistent.
The reproduction which appears below is a modification of the original file, which has been levelled, despeckled and re-encoded to traditional waveforms. This has rendered the music (mostly) safe to hear. The below is a public copy of the modified file.