The synthesiser world was sent reeling yesterday (and the day before that, and the day before, and indeed last week) when dozens of music blogs published a photograph of a man wearing a hat.
But this was no ordinary hat: it had electrodes, and its wearer claimed that he would use it to control his synthesiser.
But this was no ordinary synthesiser: it was an old synthesiser, with patch cables.
“Look,” explained the Artist, “at me”.
But last night the synth community reeled in shock from suggestions that they had been the victims of an elaborate hoax.
One heartbroken blogger, who wished not to remain anonymous, was driven to tears.
“The intensely self-satisfied yet faintly ironic look on his face convinced me that this was a serious sound artist who had taken to wearing electrode hats. If this photo is part of a hoax, it is a very cruel and irresponsible one”.