Matt G's blog has put me onto an interesting group, Zero 7. Nice sounds, at least for a fan of The Ditty Bops and Raymond Scott's early* synth work. He linked to one video; another one caught my eye: it's surely rotoscoped, and brilliantly so:
Nice! This (IMO) is an unusual topic and angle for pop music: fulfillable longing and contentment. (Back to that whole notion of Western Civilization being a majorly fine idea -- and some of the core Victorian values, like fidelity, not being quite so trite as the Boomers liked to believe).
Matt G's original post went in a very different direction to his original intent and fascinatingly so. I'm headed over there now!
* As in, starting in the 1950s. The secretive Mr. Scott is one of the unsung heros of electronic music, in part because he made a good living from producing sounds no one else could duplicate. If he'd shared the details of his inventions, he'd've lost his competitive advantage.
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