A square photo of a muzak dial, Photo Vincent Mazeau. Courtesy the Mazeau Muzak Collection

Before lofi beats to study to we had muzak to transition into a service economy to

i find muzak to be much more charming, even though it had plenty of critics in its heydey

courtesy of cabinet magazine, i tend to agree with this quote from Joseph Lanza:

“Elevator music (besides just being good music) is essentially a distillation of the happiness that modern technology has promised. A world without elevator music would be much grimmer than its detractors (and those who take it for granted) could ever realize.”

that being said, if i had an elevator, i would blast it with univeristy radio station. it's my elevator.