Kurt and Violet have pooled their knowledge and joined forces. Violet was a little surprised to hear about Kurt's Gillit Road exploits, but she agreed to wheedle some info out of the Hesh employees and succeeded in getting the name of the engineer on the Viard album: Cyrus Quinton.
This is almost certainly the man responsible for putting the secret message on the Viard album. Unfortunately, 'Cyrus Quinton' doesn't seem to exist outside Hesh.
The Cube Hunters are using the Hesh intranet noticeboard to persuade someone to give away the personal filesystem password. It's working... slowly.
Cyrus Quinton. He's the sound engineer who worked on the Viard album. Either he's the person who placed the hidden message on it about Gillit Road, or he knows who did it. Violet told me she'd found this out last night when she went to play Pyramid against the Hesh guys with Caine. She was a little taken aback when I belatedly told her about Gillit Road a couple of days ago, but she agreed to help quickly enough - I think to her it's just another adventure.
Needless to say, I've already searched all the databases I can for Cyrus Quinton, and needless to say, he doesn't exist. Not even as a psuedonym. To be honest I'm surprised that anyone at Hesh believed that was his real name, but then again, they have a penchant for hiring 'creative' people with strange names.
If we can't track down Cyrus outside of Hesh, then we'll have to do it inside of Hesh. They have a filesystem there that might hold some of his earlier work, or data about him. I've tried several times to break into it, but their sysadmin has secured it surprisingly well. While I could probably just throw processing power at the problem and brute-force it, I don't want to draw attention to what we're doing. I've been watching the Hesh boards and I think I can see what you guys are attempting... when it works and you get the filesystem password, let me know.