This comic pokes fun at Neo-Romanticism, which is used to make melodies more folk like, and like the comic says give it a “subtle hint of modal spice”. I was reminded of the part of the Republic where Socrates bans certain forms of art in order to create the perfect city. Neo-Romanticism is simple and doesn’t explore dissonances, making it a close candidate for Socrates’ perfect city. I thought it was a funny comic that also related well to the perfect city, with no spice. The city built on a triad.
Neo-Romanticism Comic and Plato’s Opinion of Art in the Perfect City