8 or 9 years ago, I was lurking on the Narrat1ve forum (WTPA 8 bit sampler kit). Olivier asked for test builders over there for his new 'Shruti' synth. Didn't bag a Shruti, but hung around for the later Shruthis and I built myself a pile of those (I still have most of them).
Later on, Olivier quit the DIY scene for Eurorack stuff.. I held off as long as I could, but, umm.. yeah.. I gave in to temptation and now I have this modular monstrosity sat here on my desk. My music still sucks, but I gain satisfaction from knowing that i've done my bit to prop up the French economy and Oliviers pension fund. Vive la France!