So… Just how does the player character get infected by the Logos, anyway?
My recollection was that it happens immediately prior to the start of the game, while the player character is listening to the cylinder that is playing when the game starts. However, after playing the game again recently, that doesn’t seem to be the case. If, for example, you replay that cylinder from the beginning, then the playback is no different than the opening sequence.
EDIT: Oh – I had misunderstood something important: they’re your own recordings, not those of your predecessor. OK, then. It comes from your time listening to Cleve at night when he was still alive.