Melancholy and a kind of plaintive yearning are the primary colours of the 90's emotronica canon.
In what way does melancholy strive for a pure ideal? Im not sure of that. It's a feeling. Does it necessarily have a logic?
It's not a pure ideal, it's a notion. That's why the whole drive of solving the hyperconservative nostalgist impulse with Logic is impossible. Melancholia is an illogic because it's a feeling based on notions. The problem is we often convince ourselves that the detraction of these notions away from absolutism is leading us astray, into chaotic objectivism.