Charlemagne Palestine… not king or country

For my current work, I’m sorting through a pile of papers from the Syntonic Research, Inc. record label most famous for their Environments series of the 1970s. These albums are notable as the first publicly available noise masking recordings; they would go on to inspire plenty of copy cats, and helped fuel the nascent New Age […]

Scoring: Music for Making Whoopee (NSFW)

Great music offers a glimpse at the pinnacle of human potential. Other music, ephemeral and utilitarian, never makes it out of base camp–or perhaps the gutter. Adult film music likely fits this second description but its reputation may be on the rise. I saw this article on “how sex got its soundtrack” from Salon and couldn’t help […]