Can't Stop the Muzak
March 22, 2012 9:05 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find some horrible, soul-deadening instrumental music like that heard on "Between Two Ferns" (link to Funny or Die video)?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Dying for Bad Music may be your one-stop shop.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:15 AM on March 22, 2012

Best answer: For true elevator-style music, check out Mantovani.
posted by Addlepated at 9:40 AM on March 22, 2012

Muzak is a company which streams a wide variety of 'canned' music to their clients. The name is often applied to a specific, somewhat archaic musical style -- nowadays, using that label is rather inaccurate (although well recognized).

Easy Listening (aka 'elevator music') is rarely heard in public nowadays, but I've been a fan since I was a kid, when every major market had an Easy Listening radio station. Yes, Mantovani was one of the big names, along with Bert Kämpfert, Ray Conniff, Jackie Gleason(!), Percy Faith and many others.

Joseph Lanza wrote a good survey of this genre called Elevator Music.
posted by Rash at 2:01 PM on March 22, 2012

You might check out 101 Strings
posted by pupdog at 11:43 AM on March 23, 2012

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