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The return of office music: is it better than silence – or much, much worse?

Published on Tuesday 25th of July 2017 04:33:27 PM in Guardian

Why not read this while listening to the soundtrack to which it was written? There is a weird video on YouTube called Stimulus Progression. What sounds like a technique developed by Alfred Kinsey is in fact 90 minutes of “music at work”, released in the 1970s ...

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