Muzak: Noiseless Noise or Mind Games?
“Elevator music” has been the soundtrack of our lives — whether we want it to be or not. It’s got a pretty cool back story.
Reading the Grooves: Hidden Vinyl Messages
The music didn’t end at …the end. Lots of artists included “hidden” messages in that last little bit of vinyl grooves.
When U2 and Brian Eno Were “Passengers”
After mega-success, U2 decided to try something entirely different. And producer Brian Eno joined them to become “Passengers.”
U2’s “Unforgettable Fire”: A Turning Point
For their fourth album, U2 channeled deeper aspects of both America and their native Ireland. It proved one of their most interesting.
What is “Japanese Ambient Music”? A Primer
There’s an intriguing (and far richer) backstory to that music you might hear in your local yoga studio. A new compilation sheds light on the complex influences rooted in Japan.