muji

anyone who has been around me in the past couple of weeks knows i have a new obsession.

muji is essentially a japanese ikea with less colour and a more minimalistic design. they sell everything from furniture, appliances and loft apartments (that look like they’d be impossible to make messy) to clothing, notebooks, little wooden toys, food and music.

i don’t want to write about their wonderful products too much. rather, you should just check out the sites (us or eu, jp or com) and click around. there’s a lot of affordable and desirable stuff in there. my orders were extremely quick in arriving (only 2 days!) and i am very satisfied with them. why not buy something, too?

now for the music. hopefully i will have the complete muji cd collection soon, and of course will share it as a christmas gift to my friends here at fyours. i’ve normally always been able to find what i set out for (and more) in terms of music on the internet, but i must say this is probably the most difficult, complicated search and download i’ve ever done.

each muji cd is numbered and features a traditional style of music from various cultures. for example: BGM8 features traditional musics from sweden, BGM12 paris musette and BGM14 celtic musics from southern england. they play them in the stores. they’re wonderful, educational and make for easier listening than even the sims’ soundtrack.

so i’ll list out the various MUJI BGM compilation albums below. the links will become active as i complete my collection.

for reference, most of this music is 320kbps mp3, complete with album artwork, collected and tagged.

BGM1980-2000 cd.a cd.b cd.cJapanese Ambient Electronic Music
BGM2Metro Musicians in Paris
BGM3Traditional Music from Southern Italy
BGM4Irish Celtic Music
BGM5Music from Puerto Rico
BGM6Traditional Music from Andalucía
BGM7Traditional Music from Scotland
BGM8Traditional Music from Sweden
BGM9 – Traditional Music from Napoli
BGM10 – Modern Tango Music
BGM11Hawaiian Music
BGM12Paris Musette
BGM13 Traditional Music from Brazil
BGM14 – Celtic Music from Southern England
BGM15Traditional Baroque Music in Prague
BGM XChristmas Music

    important update – feb 16, 2011
    i’ve had a few people mention in the comments section that the zip files above aren’t opening properly. if you’re having the same trouble, please try downloading the files found right here
    they’re in a .7z format, which is similar to .zip

76 responses

  1. paul

    i can’t believe nobody has downloaded these
    i must be alone in thinking this is amazing music. BGM1980-2000 in particular.

    Monday, December 14, 2009 at 03:21

  2. Bjorn

    pauvre petite chatte

    Monday, December 14, 2009 at 03:42

  3. fraser

    I’m getting there I’m getting there

    Monday, December 14, 2009 at 16:33

  4. Duke

    thank you so much
    i’ve been searching this for long
    so difficult to find, even in bittorrent website

    anyway, thanks again dude !

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 19:47

  5. paul

    hey, it was my pleasure.
    for those wondering why there is a torrent exactly like this on thepiratebay, it’s because i uploaded one… you never know.

    Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 19:52

  6. Duke

    haha

    i tried to download that torrent once
    but there’s very less seeder

    here is much better !

    ps, “BGM1980-2000 cd.c link” links to cd.b

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 16:32

  7. paul

    thanks, i fixed it

    Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 22:58

  8. ming

    Thank you so much for sharing these~!!!

    btw on BGM 11 the 3rd track is missing 😦

    Monday, January 25, 2010 at 00:40

  9. ming

    and BGM 13, track 8 (Odeon / Fita Amarela)and 13 (Feitio de Oração) are missing too

    Monday, January 25, 2010 at 01:04

    • audiopoverty

      thanks alot for sharing this wonderful selection. been looking long.
      like your page, very nice photography!

      Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 12:01

  10. paul

    if anyone has the missing tracks please let me know

    Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 21:08

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  12. darinka

    can you up that prague one pleeease?

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 13:39

  13. this is amazing!
    thank you thank you for sharing this

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 06:30

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  15. nickt

    hi, thanks for uploading these. been looking for ages!!

    strangely, there are missing single tracks on 6, 7, 9 and 11 respectively.

    Sunday, June 20, 2010 at 06:18

  16. dapple

    thanks you SO much~~ hehehe :] they have awesome music!

    Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 01:13

  17. d

    thank you so much for sharing this and bringing divine peace to us! we adore muji!

    Monday, July 5, 2010 at 05:07

  18. alex

    Oh!!! hank you so much for sharing this and bringing divine peace to us!!! this is amazing

    Monday, July 5, 2010 at 14:06

  19. The music is great thanks for sharing, would never have found it otherwise. Great photography on here too, will def be back again. As for those cute muji penguin skittles I will definitely be on the look out for those.

    Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 09:05

  20. snbn

    thank you!!!

    Monday, July 26, 2010 at 16:34

  21. Anonymous

    You are a star. Big thankx

    Monday, August 30, 2010 at 11:39

  22. ray

    Hi Paul,

    wonderful job done. Looked for it quite some time.

    By extracting the files I noticed the following.

    BMG6: 14 corrupt
    BMG7: 4 corrupt
    BMG9: 7 corrupt
    BMG11: 10 corrupt
    BMG CD C: 3-05 corrupt

    If you would find the time to see to these would be great.

    Take care

    Monday, August 30, 2010 at 13:22

    • paul

      hi
      this is likely a problem on your end. try re downloading the files completely before extracting.

      Monday, August 30, 2010 at 14:24

      • johnny

        I seem to be experiencing the same problems as ray while extracting using the latest versions of 7zip and winrar.. if it’s not any trouble, is it possible to re-up the pack or of these single mp3s files? Would really, really appreciate it! Thank you so much for all of these. Rare beauties indeed. 🙂

        Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 09:33

    • glass

      take a look at the post again ~ i’ve updated the collection and re uploaded the broken ones.

      Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 22:11

  23. Anonymous

    thanks for sharing them!! you are great!!

    Friday, September 10, 2010 at 16:32

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  25. inkinman

    thank you so much!!
    hontoni arigato!!!

    Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 22:04

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    Great writeup. Do you accept fan stories from other writers ? Send me a mail Cheers. my dirty hobby

    Monday, December 6, 2010 at 09:13

  28. These are amazing. Thank you very much

    Saturday, February 12, 2011 at 10:13

  29. Pat

    Hi!

    You have no idea how you made my day. I’ve been looking for these albums since 2008 (or 2009.)

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. 🙂

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 21:25

  30. Ming

    bgm15!!

    thank you again! 🙂

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 18:17

  31. I love the music, thanks a lot.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 07:56

  32. Ming

    btw BGM16 is out 😀

    Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 23:40

  33. ang pambansang legs

    thank you paul.

    i am in muji heaven!

    been looking for these great tracks for quite some time.

    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 08:19

  34. nchlsgrbr

    Thank you SO much for hosting these!!! A few months back I was on a wild man-hunt for these discs and they ARE so difficult to find anywhere… needless to say I gave up. 🙂
    Thanks again!

    Friday, November 4, 2011 at 01:40

  35. Anonymous

    my husband heard a few tracks in one of the stores in singapore and fell in love with them immediately! we went to all the outlets in country and couldn’t find anymore for sale. thanks for making them available online! 🙂

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 11:34

  36. ming

    these gems are difficult to find anywhere, what a treasure cove you have here.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 06:45

  37. I LOVE MUJI BGM series! I own only one of the albums — BGM10, I think.
    Thank you so so so much for this!

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 19:50

  38. rpgeant@gmail.com

    You are a star – thank you so much!

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 04:05

    • 1diot

      please * out the email address above, the internet needs less spam and more people who read Reply Forms – not like me 🙂

      Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 04:24

  39. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for sharing this, I’m the one who so much crazy about Muji. And always wondering what music that they play in the shop 🙂

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:58

  40. Anonymous

    very kind of you to upload such wonderful music! they are really comfortable worldy sound. wish everyone who download them will find peace as well!!!

    Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 05:56

  41. Stanley

    Everytime i go to muji shop I’m only wondering what makes that place such a really comfortable place.. and than i just realized that one of them are these music, its a huge pleasure for sharing this muji’s album.. we really appreciate on what you do 😀 thanks youu!!

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 06:36

  42. kh

    thank you so much, i really appreciate!!!
    are you going to add bgm16 and bgm17 as well?

    Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 06:49

  43. lemongrove

    Thanks for this! I was just in MUJI the other day and they were playing the Cornwall one — I had no idea what it was (though “sweet nightingale” was on and I thought it was a Christmas album) but I knew I wanted more; Googling around IDed the song and then brought me here. Excited to listen to the rest. Thanks again!

    Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:12

  44. P

    Anyone knows where I can buy BGM 16?

    Monday, November 5, 2012 at 16:40

  45. Anonymous

    Thank you so much!!!

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 00:18

  46. Anonymous

    thanks so much. I now got a muji collection. One of my favourite shops!

    Friday, November 16, 2012 at 14:40

  47. Anonymous

    Hi, thanks so much for this info. It makes me glad for internet sharing

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 02:19

  48. Anonymous

    Thanks so much!! I’ve been looking for these for a long time – super super grateful!

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 10:59

  49. amazing!!! grabbing these now (danji linked me to your blog).
    thanks paul!
    -frank

    Friday, March 8, 2013 at 15:18

  50. Diane

    Thank you so much for these! I’ll be using these as background music while studying.

    Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 23:32

  51. Panda

    THank you very much for your upload!!!! I have been also looking for this. Hopefully you can rep load BGM 4 and 5 as at the time I tried they were not there anymore. Thank you a lot.

    Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 11:29

  52. Anonymous

    You are the MAN!!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!

    Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 05:12

  53. Anonymous

    thanks a lot for sharing!!!

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 09:53

  54. Anonymous

    WOW ! thank you for sharing!!

    Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:13

  55. minttea

    These are amazing! Thank you so much. The Prague album sounds more Christmassy than the X album to me. I heard a preview of 19 (Galicia); very nice.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 06:19

    • Wow, I am looking for 19 Galicia for a long time. Could you tell me where can i hear that preview? Thanks

      Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 15:34

      • minttea

        I found it on soundcloud but the person who uploaded it has deleted it. You can try asking him if he might re-upload:

        Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 00:16

  56. thanks for sharing, this is so AMAZING! MUJI is also my obsession 🙂

    Friday, August 1, 2014 at 03:50

  57. Anonymous

    wonderful! thanks a million!

    Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 03:56

  58. Anonymous

    wow truly incredible that you found these, infinite hearts

    Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 21:32

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    I already absolutely love this collection and have since i was a teen, and now everyone can love it!

    Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 16:32

  60. Thomas

    Thanks a lot. I was recently in the Yuakucho Muji store and it seems they upgrade their playlists. Do you know where I can find the most recent one. Thanks again

    Friday, December 12, 2014 at 03:23

  61. Anonymous

    thank you! happinessly speaking.

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:44

  62. Anonymous

    Thank you so much for sharing the joy

    Friday, January 2, 2015 at 09:28

  63. Anonymous

    Thanks for sharing, man! It’s incredibly cool of you to do so!

    Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 23:52

  64. Anonymous

    thank you =)

    Friday, April 3, 2015 at 00:54

  65. Anonymous

    Good job bro. Thanks so much.

    Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 05:55

  66. yoojin

    OH god , finally found this! Love You! ^.^

    Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 01:47

  67. Anonymous

    What a wonderful collection. Thank you ever so much 🙂

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 12:47

  68. Anonymous

    Thank you for doing this!

    Friday, January 27, 2017 at 11:21

  69. Anonymous

    Been looking for this for so long! Thank You! ❤

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 12:52

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