Friday, 18 September 2015

Library Music LPs (1970s)

Library music is often used in television, radio and film productions. This low-budget, pre-written music is intended to convey particular moods to the audience. Entire LPs, named by theme and often in multiple volumes, are dedicated to a wide variety of moods and concepts such as 'business dynamism', 'modern leisure', 'relaxed terror', 'perky dismay' and 'unspecified uncertainty'.



The library music records presented here were found in the Scarfolk Council archive. Our files show that audio from them was included not only in many of Scarfolk's public information and infant indoctrination films, but they were also the soundtracks to party political broadcasts of the 1970s.


Library music was also used by large corporations in their threatening advertising campaigns, as well as the aggressive training and breaking of ineffective, altruistic employees.



Additionally, subliminal audio from releases such as 'Sound Frequencies to Induce Unconditional Obedience' (Music de Scarfolke, 1970) was broadcast on all local television channels on the hour, every 8 hours, for a duration of 3 seconds. It triggered in citizens the compulsion to stand at their open front doors and shout out confessions to thought crimes they had perpetrated during the day. Teams of social workers hiding in bushes and beneath cars recorded the confessions for later exploitation by the state. For example, up until 1979, a portfolio of each citizen's crimes was buried with him so that any outstanding sentences or punishments incurred in this life may be carried over into the next.



13 comments:

  1. Can someone please turn down the music? I'm trying to concentrate. Would someone so kindly cue the concentration music? But no jarring transitions please.

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  2. i remember the 'music to cover up interrogations, cries and screams'. it's pretty rare nowadays and suspiciously disappeared under mysterious circumstances

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  3. I really want to have access to this library...

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  4. @Alessandro, the best thing is to keep a lookout in charity shops - I think I saw one of these records in Help The Aged To Die the other week.

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  5. I also liked very much both "music to... by" and "the many faces of..." serials like "Music to endure a headache by" or "The many faces of depression" and "The many faces of Tourette", especially when both trends were mixed together in tight niches like "music to eat mushrooms while remembering the many faces of schyzoid paranoid syndrome expanded by your last career concelor by".

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  6. All so _very_ useful! I could _really_ use the subliminal messages in "Sound Frequencies to Induce Unconditional Obedience" and I have no idea how I ever did without "Music to cover up Interrogation Cries & Screams" which I purchased four months ago. However, when my minions waterboard someone it doesn't completely block the gurgling and coughing. I've sent a customer complaint to the record company, still waiting for a response

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  7. Hey! Those are just photoshopped De Wolfes, Chappells, Brutons, Peer Southerns, Auvidises and April Orchestras, consarn it! Nyahh!

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  8. Bed wetting was encouraged in our school Keith Thwarte had an 4track recording that they played in the childrens home at bedtime. When they'd gone to sleep I used to sneak out and go home to my own bed.

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  9. I would imagine "Sound Frequencies to Induce Unconditional Obedience" to sound like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BTaK3TsuoA

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  10. I'm very much looking forward to the impending release of the "Hospice Harmonics - Frequencies of Death" Ep.

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