@garbados what is "the muzak"?
@hirojin like elevator music or music developed specifically for ads. kinda soulless tunes.
@hirojin vaporwave also uses a lot of jazz that definitely isn't soulless so it's not an entirely fair characterization of the genre
and then it became a generic term for elevator music, bc that was one of the places background music stuck around
(muzak sold lots of products to factories etc, interleaving up/downbeat music to Improve Productiveness of workers listening, ppl found that out, got angry about being subconsciously controlled, got it kicked out of lots of places, now listen to their own music)
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