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Genre: instrumental, jazz, beats, soul, trip hop
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.
Genre: lo-fi, instrumental, electronic, beats
Hungary born and New Mexico based artist plan9 presents a collection of short and relaxing beats; simple and effective.
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.
Genre: classical, piano
Neptune is the Solo Piano by Alexandra K; a collection of original songs and selected covers.
Genre: alternative, chillout
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 [No Longer Available]
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.
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.
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.
Genre: ambient, electronic, drone, singing bowls, rain
This album seems to me as a fictional meditation-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.
Genre: ambient, dark, noise
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 [No Longer Available]. Find previous playlists here and follow me to be notified of future mixtapes.
Breathe In, Breathe Out
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