Upcoming Varien album ‘The Second Industrial Revolution’ has been hacked by fans ahead its December 6th release. The hack surfaced on Varien’s Twitter feed earlier this week after fans noticed a picture featuring promo copies the album lasered onto circular saws.
followers managed to successfully collate multiple images the pixelated QR
code into one full code, leading them to a file containing a press copy the
album and its accompanying manifesto.
The image the circular saws was also included on an ficial album flyer posted online by Varien yesterday. Just hours later followers in Moscow, Hong Kong and Santiago, Chile printed and posted the flyers in what are currently some the planet’s most contentious political hotspots.
The flyers were also posted in Belgrade, Amsterdam, Brunswick and Livingstone in New Jersey and Wolfsville, Nova Scotia. Unsurprisingly, the elusive US producer was unfazed by the hack and supported the spread the flyers, praising both as indicative the cyberpunk nature the project. What do you think about this?