Author Topic: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974  (Read 904 times)

jackie kennedy

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Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« on: June 14, 2019, 10:09:02 PM »


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Made in 2018 with music recorded in 1974. This music was provided on LP's and was played to the general public in shopping malls, supermarkets, clothing stores and just about any other retail related environment.


DL in FLAC, mp3 or wav here: hxxps://archive.org/details/MallMusicMuzakMallOf1974

this was not made by me so all credit to CURTIS8516

if this has been posted before i apologize

stackjackson

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 03:06:55 AM »
This is very cool. I don't think it's been posted here before. Thanks for the link, JK!

I dig the reverb treatment, which really gives it a distant, flashback vibe.

... I wonder if Frayker had anything to do with this
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Flemming

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2019, 12:26:18 AM »
Excellent, thanks a lot jackie kennedy!  :)

digdeeper

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2020, 11:02:22 PM »
Gotta say, the titles are hilarious and on point!

Here are the FLAC files made into an album, with tags and cover:
https://mega.nz/#F!blcHia4b!_SBJ7aeUM-bNFoIMX3bbJQ

jackie kennedy

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2020, 12:15:14 AM »
Gotta say, the titles are hilarious and on point

i love the titles 'restroom retreat' and 'impulse purchase'. with just 1 or 2 mall announcements mixed in this would basically wisk anyone to a 70s shopping mall of their choice

thanks for the FLAC @ mega link

digdeeper

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2020, 02:17:36 AM »
I'm wondering though how much of an American phenomenon Muzak was. I'm intriged about the descriptions of the sound of 60s and 70s supermarkets, I can only faintly imagine what it must have been like. Somebody really should mix into the music some equally hilarious announcements of washing detergent being on sale and kids being lost.
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relefunt

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 02:56:17 PM »
I'm wondering though how much of an American phenomenon Muzak was. I'm intriged about the descriptions of the sound of 60s and 70s supermarkets, I can only faintly imagine what it must have been like. Somebody really should mix into the music some equally hilarious announcements of washing detergent being on sale and kids being lost.

According to wikipedia, Muzak was first used in the United States in 1922. I would say it was a pretty big phenomenon in the US. The psychological manipulation of the music to increase worker productivity is pretty interesting stuff:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muzak

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Re: Mall Music Muzak - Mall Of 1974
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2020, 09:06:07 AM »
Thanks! This is great.