Oh I love when one thing leads to another to another.
After watching a history of synth-pop, I suddenly noticed the style of the documentary, how it pinned together artists and songs, a particular new element and how it was lifted to influence other things… and the flow was intriguing.
So was that musicology? cultural analysis? social critic? pop-culture? Consumerism?
Suddenly it clicked that “style analysis” is a big part of this, and next thing I find is someone who analyzed cultural music through a computed analysis that I ‘get’ – LDA and use.