Music for stuff
August 9, 2013 10:20 AM   Subscribe

Music for Airports, Music for Real Airports.

Music for Films, More Music for Films, Music for Films 3, Music for Imaginary Films, Music for Imaginary Movies, Exit Music for A Film.

Music for Yohji Yamamoto, Music for the Masses, Music for the Maases, Music for the Jilted Generation, Music for Men, Music for 18 Musicians, Music for Earthworms.

Extracts from Music for the White Cube, Music for the Gift, Music for Objects, Music for a French Elevator, Music for a Found Harmonium.

Music for the Advancement of Hip-Hop.

Music for The NASA Mission, Music for the Quiet Hour, Soundtrack for the Last Day On Earth.
posted by Going To Maine (60 comments total) 63 users marked this as a favorite

 
Music for Airports, Music for Real Airports.

/owns both.
posted by Artw at 10:28 AM on August 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


Music for Girls

Music for Dogs
posted by neroli at 10:32 AM on August 9, 2013


What a weird coincidence. I've actually been listening to a ton of Brian Eno lately, especially Music for Airports, which is one of my favorite records of his and is often my go to writing music.

I actually even listened to Music for Airports in an airport recently, just as the sun was rising, looking out at the planes taking off, and it was perfect.

Great post! Thanks for compiling.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:32 AM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Music Has the Right to Children
posted by Artw at 10:32 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for the Jilted Generation
posted by Artw at 10:35 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Of course we might be remiss not to include Music for Strings Percussion and Celeste.

Which is not to be confused with Music for An Awful Lot of Strings and Percussion.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:35 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Music
posted by Artw at 10:37 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for the Jilted Generation
posted by Artw at 6:35 PM on August 9

You're no good for me!
posted by longbaugh at 10:38 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for the Jilted Generation

Bah, should have looked harder.
posted by Artw at 10:38 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for Pets
posted by mintcake! at 10:42 AM on August 9, 2013


LIAR
posted by mkb at 10:42 AM on August 9, 2013


The best "music for airports" is Chris Cutler's "Lux", 18 minutes of ambient sound recorded at an (the?) airport in Luxemburg.
posted by kenko at 10:55 AM on August 9, 2013


Hm, this review says Lux is from a cafeteria.
posted by kenko at 10:56 AM on August 9, 2013


Thanks for this. I love both the Eno and the Black Dog. Re: "airport" music, Ikonika's latest Aerotropolis has been a summer favorite. It's hard to link to something on the phone but I'll post one later.
posted by shortfuse at 10:58 AM on August 9, 2013


Music For Bondage Performance
posted by idiopath at 11:06 AM on August 9, 2013


Music For Elevators
posted by kmz at 11:14 AM on August 9, 2013


I don't have much problem with copyright infringement, but for some reason, I go into hulkrage whenever I see someone monetizing someone else's music with advertisements.

I ♥ Music for Airports, anyway, and great post. I'll just be hulkraging over here. AARGH!!
posted by mrgrimm at 11:14 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for a forgotten future
posted by Going To Maine at 11:14 AM on August 9, 2013


Music For My Mother
posted by the painkiller at 11:15 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for Adverts (And Short Films) (example)
Music for Film, Television & Radio Vol. 1 (example)
Music for Dancing (example)

There's also Music for Morning People
posted by aubilenon at 11:16 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for boys
posted by Going To Maine at 11:18 AM on August 9, 2013


Discreet Music
posted by the painkiller at 11:19 AM on August 9, 2013


Night Music [NSFW]
posted by the painkiller at 11:22 AM on August 9, 2013


Music for the Amorphous Body Study Centre
posted by the painkiller at 11:26 AM on August 9, 2013


Muzik for Insomniacs
posted by Strange Interlude at 11:29 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


I like music about stuff. Thanks.
posted by elmono at 11:35 AM on August 9, 2013


Music For Chameleons.

Also, Music For Chameleons.
posted by Devonian at 11:36 AM on August 9, 2013


And I know it doesn't quite fit in, but this... just this:

Quartet for the End of Time
posted by Devonian at 11:49 AM on August 9, 2013


Music 4 No Musicians (source album: Let Us Play!)

The Ear of the Non-Musician (excerpt from Brian Eno: His Music And The Vertical Color Of Sound)
posted by filthy light thief at 11:50 AM on August 9, 2013


Music Against Airports
posted by moonmilk at 12:08 PM on August 9, 2013


The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only.
There is no stopping in the red zone.

Now, here's a record I think you'll really dig. . .
 
posted by Herodios at 12:28 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals
posted by elmono at 12:36 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Music. Makes the people. Come together. Yeah.
posted by mcstayinskool at 12:37 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for Trains 1
Music for Trains 2
posted by elmono at 12:41 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for Imaginary Films, Music for Imaginary Movies . . .

Theme for an Imaginary Western
 
posted by Herodios at 12:41 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for the Coronation of King George II
posted by elmono at 12:43 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for Imaginary Films, Music for Imaginary Movies . . .

Theme for an Imaginary Western


Music From the Unrealized Film Script Dusk at Cubist Castle

posted by elmono at 12:46 PM on August 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Music for the Royal Fireworks
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:48 PM on August 9, 2013


Also let us not forget Danger Music for Dick Higgins, which calls for the performer to climb inside the vagina of a living whale.
posted by Lutoslawski at 12:51 PM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


Just reading the words "Music for Airports" gets the piano figure from 1:1 stuck in my head.


I think I may be doing the whole ambient music thing wrong
posted by anthom at 12:57 PM on August 9, 2013


Bad Music for Bad People
posted by Gev at 1:06 PM on August 9, 2013


Is this the earliest example of the genre?
posted by Devonian at 1:15 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for work

Music on the Golden Records of Voyager 1

Music on Air France flights (+ compilation CD)

"Music" of the shortwave number stations
posted by bdz at 1:42 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Traditional Music for Notional Species

Ok, of
posted by J0 at 2:59 PM on August 9, 2013


Songs for Unusual Creatures

(Does "songs" count?)
posted by moonmilk at 3:04 PM on August 9, 2013


Songs for the deaf, Songs for women, Dongs of sevotion. Songs for a friend, though I'm repeating myself...
posted by Going To Maine at 3:25 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for airports? Long time back I was sitting in the San Francisco airport when my brain decided to start listening to the Muzak. It was some treacly rather slow string thing. It took a minute to realize it was the theme to Star Trek.
posted by njohnson23 at 5:25 PM on August 9, 2013


I actually even listened to Music for Airports in an airport recently, just as the sun was rising, looking out at the planes taking off, and it was perfect.

Around 1998-99 I heard Music for Airports 1/1 broadcast (for real! out of the music speakers and everything!) in the Atlanta airport. It accompanied the trip through a large escalator corridor; minimal and white, light filled, really beautiful. ATL will always have my respect for that.

I'm curious if anyone else has ever heard it playing in an airport, too.
posted by Benjamin Nushmutt at 7:14 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Music for Lamps
posted by iintheskyy at 8:20 PM on August 9, 2013


Music For TV Dinners
posted by the painkiller at 8:34 PM on August 9, 2013


Music For Egon Schiele
posted by the painkiller at 8:38 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Music For Body Lockers
posted by the painkiller at 8:40 PM on August 9, 2013


Going To Maine is on fire. Someone throw him in the water.
posted by homunculus at 8:55 PM on August 9, 2013


Music for being on fire.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:20 PM on August 9, 2013


Musick to Play in the Dark
posted by aubilenon at 9:56 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Music for Bluegrass States (Spotify, alas.)
posted by Going To Maine at 10:42 PM on August 9, 2013


An Afflicted Man's Musica Box.
A1 Jacques Berrocal – Conseil Des Ministres
2 Anima – Violin Fuchshorn [not online]
3 Anima – Fuchsharp Percussion
4 Anima – Piano Fuchsbaß Percussion [not online]
5 Foetus In Your Bed – Primordial Industry
6 Foetus In Your Bed – Industrial Go Slow
B1 AMM – Commonwealth Institute 20-4-67 [not online by itself, but is the second track in this compliation.]
2 Nurse With Wound – I Was No Longer His Dominant
3 Operating Theatre – In The Neck

If you like abstract, challenging music, seek this out.
posted by Zack_Replica at 11:07 PM on August 9, 2013


Music For An Accelerated Culture
Music For Cars
Music For Men
Music For Moviebikes
posted by ymgve at 11:39 AM on August 10, 2013


Music for Civic Recovery Center, Music for the Great Gallery, Music for the Marble Palace.
posted by Going To Maine at 7:05 AM on August 11, 2013


Music for an Academic Defense No idea about audio, though.
posted by nat at 7:41 PM on August 13, 2013


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