Whether you’re forced to work in a noisy office, experience emotional stress, or suffer from sleep deprivation, music can be a great aid in untangling your mind. For this Sound Sunday, I’ve once more compiled a collection meant to help you relax.
Thank you to all of you who heard me a few weeks ago, when I urged you to share Sound Sunday more. I can only assume many of you are helping out because the number of people who are seeing each edition has increased dramatically. Please don’t stop and share the music!
Genre: dark, ambient, atmospheric
“Aurbis” is the first full-length of Av Admia. This album is about the existence and and its dimensions, particularly about some of them, that you will recognize if you have some knowledge about this world.
Genre: ambient, atmospheric
This album is the prelude to the documentary “The Wounded Healer” by Nathan Ehrlich. You can see the teaser below.
Genre: dark, ambient, electronic, industrial
FWF, or Fabien W. Furter, is a sound artist and musician of electronic/instrumental music, based in Nancy, France. His style ranges from industrial music, experimental to ambient music, a sort of unexpected encounter between Stockhausen and Coil in a David Lynch movie. A poetry of Oddness.
Genre: ambient, electronic, avant-garde
The reason this album isn’t exactly one hour long has practical reasons. Bandcamp limits files to 600MB and one hour of Mark’s music came out at 605MB; hence the missing 34 seconds. Due to its length, this track is not part of the playlist.
Genre: dark, ambient, atmospheric, avant-garde, industrial, drone
Pulling from [many] organic sources, this EP establishes several rich and natural soundscapes. These pure elements combined with Swell Sound’s signature dark, industrial style are what make Elemental Reform such a unique experience for the listener.
Genre: dark, ambient, drone
Atmospheres and Landscapes is homemade music from Santa Cruz.
Genre: dark, ambient, electronic, atmospheric, drone, chillout, trip hop
Deleno na Nula from Bulgaria urges fellow musicians to keep Ambient sound Ambient. Judge for yourself whether he holds up to his own standards or yours.
Genre: ambient, electronic, drone
The Implicit Order is not involved in any wave, stream, genre or scene. I/O started in 1989 as a Mail Art project and by the early 90’s it developed into a musical project incorporating many of the early Industrial/Experimental ideas of the late 70’s, 1980’s and beyond.
Genre: dark, ambient, drone, noise
The tunes on this album are sleep ambience trances, most of which are over an hour long. It’s Nocturnal Mantis’ first ambient album, designed to help you sleep, study, work or meditate.
Genre: dark, ambient, electronic, noise
This two-track EP is a collaboration between Deadlights, a full time Amateur from the UK, and Body Smasher, producer, writer, and genius from everywhere.
Genre: dark, ambient, drone, hauntology
Genre: ambient, drone, industrial, lo-fi, noise, hauntology
HP Lovecraft inspired Post-Rave Hauntology Rituals and Radiophonic Occult Synth Horror Soundtracks, from Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.
Genre: electronic, avant-garde, jazz, hautology
Being the canny individual that he is, [the Trifler] has sampled, chopped, manipulated and generally abused the sound recordings into new forms. The haunting sounds of a long dead media have been transformed into mirror reflections and sound maps for a time and place that never really existed.
The best tracks from this week’s edition, served in a handy playlist. Enjoy!
How Relaxed Can You Be?
Music can only do so much to help you relax. How far does it get you and which genres work the best?
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Image credits: Featured Image by Keoni Cabral via Flickr