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It stands in stark contrast to the rest of the s, when others made ambient music that felt allegorically about life and death, the two locked in some eternal competition. Rather than co-mingle the two, Fripp and Eno split them like some kind of fork in the road. Release Year: Where his earlier work favored the crackle of garbled transmissions and clanging metallic wires, Harmony in Ultraviolet leans toward heavy, layered drone, drifting by like a massive airship that appears far too heavy to remain aloft, a Star Wars -scale object that blots out the sky and shoots off sparks. His palette includes pipe organs, gnarly guitar feedback, static, and woozy strings, all of which come together for music of awe, the feeling of contemplating an erupting volcano or a massive tornado from a safe distance. It makes you feel small, one speck on a pale blue dot. Harmony is the rare ambient album that begs to be played loud. So, in , she descended 14 feet beneath the earth, into a cistern located in Washington where sounds reverberated up to 45 seconds in the dampness. Deep Listening , the recording born of these sessions, feels cosmic, like listening to the echoes of the Big Bang. It begat a new philosophy of the same name which focused on the possibilities of truly paying attention, retuning and calibrating your ears to allow for meditation and the preservation of well being.
Last fall, the students in one of my writing classes alerted me to a wildly popular YouTube channel , run by an organization called Chillhop Music. More than 2. We called up the channel on the classroom computer. The video featured an animated raccoon wearing a peach hoodie and drinking a cup of coffee, in a dorm room strewn with generational signifiers: houseplants, seltzer, a turntable. Every once in awhile, the raccoon started typing or casually flicked its tail.
Including soothing playlists which you can listen to in full, right now. Every week Radio 1's Phil Taggart brings you a different artist with an alternative mix to relax you when you're under the covers and ready to doze off. Possibly the most blissfully soporific voice on 6 Music is Mary Anne Hobbs and each week she chooses her recommended new music to match. Her latest selection includes beautiful new tunes from Hauschka, Mary Lattimore and Mira Calix - artists you might not have heard before but who are definitely worth staying up a bit longer to listen to. There's nothing like the sound of orchestral strings to sooth the mind and Radio 3 has you covered with this playlist.