“A case of mistaken identity has emerged. Was Raymond Scott a quasi-jazz alchemist from the late ’30s Swing Era whose melodies later underscored Bugs Bunny and Ren & Stimpy cartoons? Or was he the unsuspecting godfather of the modern genres of techno, electronica, and ambient music? These two historical roles might seem incompatible, yet they coexist within the same enigmatic figure. The two roles aren’t paradoxical; instead, they exhibit an idiosyncratic continuity…”