No words.

Every weekday morning, we recommend two hours of instrumental music that’s perfect for working.

We curate music that’s as interesting as it is ignorable, to borrow a phrase from Brian Eno.

Paying subscribers see no ads, get access to our Tuesday mixes, and receive our private Spotify playlists:

Expand your mind.

In each edition we highlight one artist and give you context to inform your listening.

We send our recommendations out at 3am ET so they’re ready for you when you start work.

No algorithmic discovery – just humans making recommendations to other humans.


We welcome suggestions and occasionally feature guest recommendations from our community.

We sell limited edition clothing here. Our quasi-label, Flow State Records, has a catalogue here.

R&D supporters: Steve Barnett, Jen Sinkler

We operate carbon neutral via Klima.

Fine print

Our weekly broadcast is covered under an annual ASCAP license for web broadcasting.

We may earn a commission on products that we recommend.

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Every weekday, two hours of music that's perfect for working (no vocals).


Every weekday, two hours of music perfect for working (no vocals)