“Songs in the Key of Death”

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At The Morning News, Nicole Pasulka writes about new-age musician David Young, who markets his music to the funeral industry and fills the silence for the modern mourner.

“Young is the theme song to your grandmother’s memorial, the pop radio of your cousin’s wake. That funeral homes now have a soundtrack, one that provides us with a subtle, uncomplicated sense of recognition—as minimalist guru Brian Eno would call it, an ambience—shouldn’t be a surprise.”


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →