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Every Ying needs its Yang. The night reveals whether your mind is in balance. This edition of Sound Sunday can help ground your thoughts and allow you to drift off into sleep Sleep Better & Improve Your Health By Changing How You Use Your Computer Sleep Better & Improve Your Health By Changing How You Use Your Computer Computer work must not be hard on your body. Simple changes that only cost you minutes each day can have a great impact. Here are some tools to help you out. Read More .

Scroll down for a streaming playlist with the best tracks from each album. Please remember to share this article and leave a comment, to let us know what was good or what could be better.

If music alone isn’t enough to calm your mind and fall asleep, you  might have to work on your sleeping schedule, bedroom routines, diet, psyche, or all of it. The BBC documentary reveals the science behind the mystery called sleep.

Beatstrumental

Genre: instrumental, jazz, beats, soul, trip hop

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Air is a sample-based instrumental beat tape with light jazz, soul, and hip hop elements that blow you away. The artist, Greek beatsmith Moderator, a member of Cult Classic Records, was previously featured on Sound Sunday in the Soul & Modern Jazz edition 10 Free Soul & Modern Jazz Albums [Sound Sunday] 10 Free Soul & Modern Jazz Albums [Sound Sunday] Legal free music downloads from independent artists - that's Sound Sunday. Open your mind and sharpen your ears for what you're about to hear, you've never heard before. Read More .

Genre: lo-fi, instrumental, electronic, beats

Hungary born and New Mexico based artist plan9 presents a collection of short and relaxing beats 11 Free Ambient Beat Albums To Chill Out & Relax [Sound Sunday] 11 Free Ambient Beat Albums To Chill Out & Relax [Sound Sunday] This week, Sound Sunday tunes into the incredibly diverse world of ambient electronic beats music. Pick your favorites from 11 legal and free albums & EPs. Stream before you download and leave your requests for... Read More ; simple and effective.

Classical

Genre: classical, atmospheric, guitar, piano, orchestral

By This River is the moniker of Croatian musician Iohannes. With Lantern he created a dreamy and atmospheric piano EP that will leave you calm and relaxed 11 Free Instrumental MP3 Albums To Relax And Calm Down [Sound Sunday] 11 Free Instrumental MP3 Albums To Relax And Calm Down [Sound Sunday] Read More .

Genre: classical, piano

Neptune is the Solo Piano by Alexandra K; a collection of original songs and selected covers.

Chillout

Genre: alternative, chillout

Best chill Take A Break: 10 Websites To Help You Relax For Two Minutes Take A Break: 10 Websites To Help You Relax For Two Minutes It's incredibly important to take the time to relax occasionally. It doesn't do anyone any good to constantly be ON, to be working, to be stressed by the rigors of everyday life. In the same... Read More set yet. Some real feels for summertime. Out on a walk, sitting on the beach, on a romantic picnic, or just watching the clouds go by, this is the jam for it.
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: downtempo, electronic, ambient, chill

This album began as a simple question: Can an album be created using a tool that is considered obsolete; a $100 Roland MC-303. Less than 9 months later, I have found my answer, and it is within the electronic ebb-and-flow of this album I call “In the absence of expression.” Sometimes somber, sometimes energetic electronica enclosed.
Source: MatrixSynth

Genre: instrumental, chillout, jazzy hip hop, easy listening

Vibe out to this mini EP when you want to relax, read a book, tea time, or trying to sleep. The soft melodies and soothing percussion will help the listeners “mellow” out.
Source: Bandcamp

Calm

Genre: chakra, meditation, singing bowls

With increasing work pressure and responsibilities, people are not able to spare some time indulging in rejuvenating activities. As a result, they lack passion and purpose in life. The optimism in people is taking a back seat and thus, meditation can help them live a stable and positive life 3 Apps To Help You Practice Mindfulness in 2014 and Beyond 3 Apps To Help You Practice Mindfulness in 2014 and Beyond If you feel like the past year went by like a jet plane, you might be doing something wrong. Read More .
Source: See You In Sleep

Genre: experimental, calm, chill, minimal, relaxing

It’s not a shattering, but a quiet, secret place where the waves flow through and roll with the season and tempo of the sea. A craft alone breaks the near impossible.
Source: Bandcamp

Ambient Drone

Genre: ambient, electronic, drone, singing bowls, rain

This album seems to me as a fictional meditation Meditation Made Easy: Tools & Resources To Aid Your Well-Being Meditation Made Easy: Tools & Resources To Aid Your Well-Being If you have come to the conclusion that meditation is a method to calm your mind and achieve well-being worth trying, then we can help you with resources and tools. Read More -travel to a shrine of water. In this work I tried to reproduce a delicate, enveloping surround sound which would force the listener to dive and plunge into the atmosphere of the music. I believe that it is best to listen to this music at night or even sleep under it.
Source: Bandcamp

Genre: ambient, dark, noise

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Source: Bandcamp

The Playlist

The minilogs playlist contains only the best tunes from this week’s edition. Over an hour of streaming music, also available on your Android or iOS device. Find previous playlists here and follow me to be notified of future mixtapes.

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Feeling relaxed and sleepy? Before you fall asleep Relax & Sleep Better With These Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Relax & Sleep Better With These Free Music Downloads [Sound Sunday] Sound Sunday music downloads are mostly free and always legal. In this edition, find ambient, electronic, and classical music to influence your mood and maybe experience the sensation of ASMR. Can you feel it? Read More , please take a moment to comment or share this edition of Sound Sunday, so I can continue providing you with free music streams and downloads every week. Thank you!

Let us hear your thoughts about the selected music in the comments, add music to the Sound Sunday Suggestions playlist on minilogs, get in touch with me @TinaSieber on Twitter, or email tina at this domain.

Featured Image Credit: Sleeping Fennecs by Tambako The Jaguar via Flickr

  1. Peter
    July 1, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Ambient Sleeping Pill radio!

  2. Nahla D
    July 1, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I'm the type of person who cannot really sleep or study when I listen to music. I tried it even with really relaxing music, but it's usually a failure! My mind always focus to the music first then creates some sort of imagery in my head which makes me lost sometimes! However, there are things I do best while listening to music. It's a bit strange, I guess.

    While I doubt I can sleep whilst listening to these songs, I must say this is an interesting list though.

    • Tina S
      July 1, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you for the insight, Nahla. Sounds like you've got a very creative mind.

      Glad you found the selecting this week interesting. Hope you also enjoyed it. And I'm curious about the imagery this week stimulated! :)

  3. Rj
    July 1, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for the zzz, Tina!

  4. ASMR
    June 30, 2014 at 2:07 am

    If those don't work, try ASMR. Its the best thing I ever found on YouTube. I sleep like a baby every night.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=asmr&search_sort=video_view_count&filters=week&lclk=week

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