Around 1989 a west coast character named Terry Sharkie came up with the idea of zolo:
“Surreal tales of frolic and whimsy script the bright beyond mortal assimilation of the boingy guitars, wobbly keyboards, polka dot percussions, hiccupping falsettos, jerky / staccato beats, and lopsided rhythms.
Zolo music, an aural expression of the abstract, asymmetric, multi-coloured imagery with which it accompanies, has existed in scattered forms for many years prior to it being codified in name”
I find the idea of inventing a genre by describing idioms from the past with your label of choice to be bold and interesting and creative. They didn’t call it zolo at the time: it took someone later to find the right descriptor…