Looking for Muzaky instrumentals
May 11, 2016 4:42 PM   Subscribe

Hi all -- I'm looking for instrumental music that has a kind of Muzaky, stimulus progression work vibe to it -- bureaucratic is good. Retro, too. Something along the lines of The Dust Brothers' "Corporate World" from the Fight Club soundtrack. Thank you in advance for your help.
posted by DougieGee to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
You might check out the stuff released by Ghostbox. It has a very distinct sensibility described by wikipedia as "parallel world of TV soundtracks, 60s and 70s horror movies, vintage electronic music, folk song, English psychedelia, supernatural stories and folklore." 70's library music is a big influence on the sound so a lot of it has that retro-esque, bureaucratic feel to it, as if it might be the sound track to a corporate training film from the 1970's (whose headquarters were rumored to be a front for occult experimentation).
posted by tallus at 5:04 PM on May 11, 2016

Ping Island Strike from The Life Aquatic has a similar sort of feel in some ways, though it's more upbeat.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 6:42 PM on May 11, 2016

Why use the fake stuff when you can mainline the real thing?

Get thee to Seeburg1000.com. And if that isn't working, there are plenty of Seeburg Background Music rips on YouTube. You'll want the "Industrial" series of records.
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:58 PM on May 11, 2016 [3 favorites]

I like SomaFM's Secret Agent. If you want more authentic, SomaFM's Illinois Street Lounge does it.
posted by 2N2222 at 8:57 PM on May 11, 2016

Red Snapper's instrumental stuff reminds me of your example track.
posted by Candleman at 10:03 PM on May 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

Electronic lounge music, sounds like?

9 Lazy 9: No 9
David Holmes: Car Showroom
Visioneers: Smoker
Arling & Cameron: Sunday
Damon Albarn: Closet Romantic
Thievery Corporation: Samba Tranquille

Other artists that are a little retro, might not be the vibe you are looking for:
The Dining Rooms
Mr. Scruff

posted by heatvision at 5:03 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

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