Crime of Curiosity

by Amplitude Problem

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

1.
Arrested 03:09
2.
3.
look around what do you see? couple handfuls of hackers with that black hat mentality and most of us got records cause we feel compelled to flex our compulsion bore these systems that we probably born to wreck mad respect to my hacker gopniks (gopniks) hacking our election process like a boss bitch (boss bitch) this type of terrorism rarely look terrible aint no bloodshed no body count just some variables add a few here (here) - subtract a few there (there) load up all your twitter bots and tweet your crew there phantom army folding up the shop origami never betting on the horses betting on the jockies so stick a fork in em fork a process stick a fork in em database pushed right to the open google dorking em stick a fork in em fork a process stick a fork in em enter my world as opaque as it look this dark artistry with modesty no page in a book can teach you anything we learning no mistaking we crooks and we be chopping up them blades like a fleet of chinooks and our weaponry is definitely odd to say the least we aint gotta roll a bunch of tanks in tandem down these streets we just roll a couple keystrokes on these proggies push release and voila a coup d'etat is on the menu fucking beast been preparing hella years my disciples round the globe have been sharpening their spears all my peers knew the battleground was shifting from the barrels of these smokers to an internet of thingies spoofing packets off of toasters and the public stay complicit (complicit) every time they pay a visit to my malware im racking up them digits and these kids are getting sick with it the targets are ubiquitous ubiquiti st nicholas my hackers with the impetus one sixty nine two fifty four exfiltrate your cloud credentials straight out the front door let em know - from the server side my execution sucia computadora astucia aqui China Rusia welcome to my world im a global god incarnate any network put a posse of my hungry youngins on it and its curtains grab your nuts and take a seat up at my table whether wireless or cabled i been hacking since the cradle ya heard enter my world as opaque as it look this dark artistry with modesty no page in a book can teach you anything we learning no mistaking we crooks and we be chopping up them blades like a fleet of chinooks and our weaponry is definitely odd to say the least we aint gotta roll a bunch of tanks in tandem down these streets we just roll a couple keystrokes on these proggies push release and voila a coup d'etat is on the menu fucking beast
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike. But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him? I am a hacker, enter my world... Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me... Damn underachiever. They're all alike. I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike. I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me... Or thinks I'm a smart ass... Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here... Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike. And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found. "This is it... this is where I belong..."I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all... Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike... You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us willing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert. This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals. Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for. I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

about

All proceeds from Bandcamp sales will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). If you can't donate, feel free to enter $0 and please send a link to this album to your friends!

In early 1986, The Mentor wrote The Conscience of a Hacker, which has become known as The Hacker Manifesto. When I came across it as a teenager a couple of years later, it seemed to express all of my own thoughts around coding, hacking and the ignorant, non-believer adults around me.

This album is dedicated to The Manifesto and The Mentor, who is featured with his blessing on the closing track. You'll also find the only vocalist in the world who is qualified to rap about all aspects of hacking -- YTCracker -- featured on a track. Inverse Phase and King Fisher of TRIAD also join us, gracing two tracks with musical and binary street cred that goes back decades.

hack the planet

discord.gg/XTz2M4d

credits

released April 8, 2019

Amplitude Problem - composer, performer, producer
The Mentor - author, voice-over
YTCracker - lyrics, vocalist
Inverse Phase - composer, performer
King Fisher of TRIAD - composer, performer
Don Grossinger - mastering
Anonymous - cover art

Made in California, Maryland, New York, Ontario and Sweden over the interconnected network

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Amplitude Problem Los Angeles, California

Cybersynth, synthwave, chiptune, VGM, demoscene and nerdcore madness. Cyberpunk hip hop producer for YTCracker. Jazz on Ubiktune.

contact / help

Contact Amplitude Problem

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

Amplitude Problem recommends:

If you like Amplitude Problem, you may also like: