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Roktan
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:10 pm 
 

So a while ago I created a mix of relaxing music, but some of the stuff I put into it I later realized doesn't quite fit for that purpose. So I'm looking for suggestions for really smooth and chill sounding stuff. Help is appreciated!

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at the gaytes
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:08 pm 
 

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FirebathDan
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:39 pm 
 

I’d say anything by Ghost Harmonics.
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jimbies
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:13 pm 
 

Weightless by Marconi Union was actually studied by some neuroscientists and they concluded it can actually reduce anxiety and slow your heart rate. I've used it for meditation for years now.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 7:14 am 
 

Robert Rich has done a lot of things, but he's perhaps known best for his sleep concerts. Basically, he crafts these very relaxing ambient concerts designed to help people sleep, and the attendees bring sleeping bags and do just that. The shows are typically a bit more "active" in the beginning, quieter for the next six hours or so, and then he slowly ramps it up in the last hour to help the concert-goers wake up. Lots of drones, but it isn't just electronic stuff; he also custom makes his own wind instruments.

Anyway, besides those live concerts he has also released two "sleep albums" on DVD and Blu-Ray (because he couldn't fit 7 or 8 hours of music on an audio CD).

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demonomania
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:37 pm 
 

This does it for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=996ag6J6sCY
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:50 pm 
 

Magic Sword's "Sword of Truth" puts me in a trance every time I hear it. The perfect blend of calm and harsh.
https://youtu.be/Nt2qgY31ziE
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ambientsorrow
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:11 pm 
 

https://www.ambient-mixer.com/

I think this is pretty good. Has plenty of different themes and you can mix levels between various parts of them.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:36 pm 
 

Give John Coltrane or Pharaoh Sanders a try. Both have some terrific avant-garde releases and they are also very spiriutal. Another rec would be Om of course.

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Scorntyrant
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:36 am 
 

Boards of Canada is what you need. Like being in a beautiful place out in the country.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:55 pm 
 

Hello Meteor is amazing relaxation music. Check out Weather Patterns and Swift, Dark Water.

I second recommending Robert Rich and Boards of Canada. Robert Rich's Perpetual, A Somnium Continuum (link in Earthcube's post) is great background and probably one of my favorite things to do listen to while working, albeit I wouldn't necessarily describe it as "music", more just ambient soundscapes that helps one relax.

I'd also check out Carbon Based Lifeforms and even Aphex Twins. Aphex Twins, imo, was incredibly ahead of their time, pioneering a lot of the current electronic music concepts that are popular today.
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MDL
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:21 pm 
 

There are some songs, from many different styles, which are still chill and relaxing, at least, for me:

Stive Morgan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOhW49Wgg3M
Hemstock & Jennings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyR3JBTnZ9Q
Bliss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl1RaaYoV5E
The Red King: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmUO7gaXauE
Autumn Dream: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_Vve9q29SI
Carved in Stone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1dhxS9TD8c
Annwn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqEmwyyX-UM

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Pitiless Wanderer
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:00 pm 
 

Hammock - Departure Songs

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dmerritt
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:54 pm 
 

Listen to some Ambient, like Steve Roach and Tetsu Inoue.

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Sabbatic Goat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:23 pm 
 

Picnic of Love by Anal Cunt. I'm not memeing.

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Sang Dalang Abu
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Lane
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:14 am 
 

Jeremy Soule's work. Skyrim has some absolutely beautiful and relaxing pieces.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK4JSwhdcdE
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:15 pm 
 

Sabbatic Goat wrote:
Picnic of Love by Anal Cunt. I'm not memeing.


The fact that it was all written sarcastically to dick with their fans sorta takes away from the chill nature. But straight musically, eh, you could do worse for "relaxing" stuff.

I think Summoning is pretty relaxing.
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microorganism
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:53 pm 
 

Marvin Pontiac, Moondog, Over the Garden Wall (soundtrack), Brian Eno (hia ambient stuff), The Brian Jonestown Massacre...

Obviously what's relaxing to someone is going to sound absolutely annoying to someone else. These are mostly mellow and fun but for something a little darker, Sun o)) and Godspeed! You Black Emperor and Mort Garson (Black mass Lucifer) are always there for a pleasant evening.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:49 am 
 

microorganism wrote:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:40 am 
 

I have yet to find an album more relaxing than this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V1rx7xk2Zo

Elsiane's whole discog is great, but this is the one I turn to most when I need something relaxing. I'll be the first to admit her voice is an acquired taste, but I love it.

To sample just a single track that I think best epitomizes this group/singer:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:26 pm 
 

Roktan wrote:
So a while ago I created a mix of relaxing music, but some of the stuff I put into it I later realized doesn't quite fit for that purpose. So I'm looking for suggestions for really smooth and chill sounding stuff. Help is appreciated!


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gasmask_colostomy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:25 am 
 

When I was in uni, I used to listen to dream pop a bit. I’m sure it’s moved on from Late Night Alumni since then, but there are songs I always enjoy. Same with ‘Uninvited’ by Freemasons.

I’m also a big fan of very slow, low-tuned doom when I’m relaxing, because there’s something so specific about guitar tones like on Cathedral’s first album. Might not be conventionally relaxing though.

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TheGrimWombat
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:03 pm 
 

Sleep Research Facility and Thomas Köner's Nuuk is usually what I sleep to.
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DeadKid
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:58 am 
 

Relaxing isn't really something I do, but the most relaxing stuff I listen to is along the lines of dark ambient I guess.

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From Beyond
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:10 am 
 

Jazz and Bossa Nova. Check out the Joâo Gilberto's '73 masterpiece Joâo Gilberto. Nothing quite like it.

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Disembodied
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:51 am 
 

Second rec for Thomas Köner. There's something about stuff like this that speaks to the sleeping mind and lets it take over. Often when I'm listening at some point the deep recesses of my mind take over I have no memory of listening to the rest of the record.

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