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Modular Spam Sandwich Anyone?


If you ever ran a blog (or are running one) you’ll know how much comment spam one has to handle. We sure get a lot here. 99% of the time, spam is just what you’d expect it: Pornography. dubious, loans, online games, cheap drugs, that kind of stuff. All the more I was surprised to find this spam comment here:

What you’re missing is the power of the mldaour synthesizers over these individual units: modulating one EICO osc with another is not so easy, as is jumping up unusual intervals. Nor are creating envelope shapes in the pre-modular era, nearly no one did without audio faders. Moving the filters of the Krohn-Hite is a manual task, and impossible to do in the audio range, which is easy with mldaour synths. I agree the music sounds different, and people made use of what they had, but it took forever to do one small set of sounds. Nothing much about the mldaour synths was simplified it was just controlled much easier it was designed for control and to interface easily a huge step forward without much compromise. I enjoy your references and photos here, great stuff!

I’m not sure why the bot changed “modular synth” into “mldaour synth”, but I have the feeling that whoever is spamming us here, employs some advanced AI that scans the websites’s text for keywords and generates comments based on that. Still, I’m amazed at how much realistic “wiggler talk” is actually in these lines. It’s kind of scary isn’t it?


Graphic designer, illustrator and soundmangler. He makes music as kurodama and as part of the electronic music duo kvsu. Together with his wife Elizabeth he runs Papernoise, a small design studio located in northern Italy, specialised in graphic design for the world of music.