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Muzak

™ recorded light music played in shops, restaurants, factories, etc., to entertain, increase sales or production, etc.
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The chilled background musak is a little annoying after a while, however.
Halasova E, Matakova T, Musak L, Valachova J, Vodickova L, Buchancova J, et al.
Notably missing in Orlando's 4,000-year spatial distillation is any deeper or positive acknowledgment of Arab or Muslim presence beyond the Arabian Chicken wrap and Bedouin Beef pita pockets at the Oasis Palms Cafe, where Arabic musak is piped through the speakers.
(Apopka, FL) and Dwarf Zan Moreno, Dwarf Green, Truly Tiny, Musa sumatrana x Gran Nain (hybrid), Dwarf Puerto Rican (plantain), Rose, Nang Phaya, Misi Luki, Manzano, Lady Finger, Glui Kai, and Ebun Musak varieties were tested, with coconut as a positive control.
Some of the melodies were saturated with Musak familiarity.
If you would relish a change from the usual seasonal fare of Oxbridge style Christmas music, or an escape from the onslaught of supermarket 'musak' then come along to a Workshop featuring lively carols and anthems performed in churches and chapels during the mid 18th to mid 19th centuries!
Two tracks by John Baker also stand out: "Musak," originally written for the episode "Time in Advance" from the anthology series Out of the Unknown (BBC, 1965-1971) is presented in two versions The first is purely electronic, and strongly reminiscent of what Brian Eno would label "ambient music" seven years later on his album Discreet Music (Editions EG Records Ltd.
I had wanted the assurance of the alphabetical files, the regulatory pluck of office musak, but was hired instead to the yarn department sorting the cones of yarn that came up from weaving.
This is embarrassingly bad, a kind of polluted musak. But those hooked on nostalgia have had the wool pulled over their ears long enough to put George back in the charts.
Nationalists are pointing out, however, that Unionist bands are still holding on to thousands of Lambeg drums and flutes, and are calling for full implementation of the clause in the Good Friday Agreement which calls for an all-Ireland regime of bland, anodyne musak. Daniel O'Donnell is reported to be standing by to assist in negotiations.
How long can we rely on 40-year-old musak, past-it surroundings, dull beer and menus out of the Ark?
Classical music should play constantly over the Musak system imbedded in the elevators, in the ceiling over the cubicles, on the "on-hold" function of the telephone, and, most importantly, in business boardrooms.