DiscoverCalm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation
Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation

Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation

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Calm Pills are soothing atmospheric ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body.
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One

2020-11-1401:01:002

On the eve of 4th anniversary of Calm Pills (this series began back in Nov 15, 2016), let's take a trip back in time to the very first ambient mix I ever created. This is mix number one! I created it 8 years ago under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton, and to this day it remains one of the best ones I have ever done. This is what I wrote in the release notes back in Jan 16, 2012: "What puts you to sleep? I bet the answer to this question will vary from one person to the other. For me, I like total darkness, comfy pillow, and believe it or not, the constant sound of AC, which I’ve grown to appreciate as a way of eliminating little on-off noises from around the building. On top of that, when I’m in the mood, nothing beats a good playlist of pure and peaceful ambient music. I first came to discover this wonderful style of music back in 2007, when I accidentally stumbled on a great site called Ambient Nights. Not knowing what this style of music was all about, I decided to give it a try and downloaded few of the mixes, created by Alex Hephaestion. I was in the middle of preparing a public speech at the time, my first one ever, and while researching my material, I would put these mixes on. To my surprise, these mixes magically helped me focus and zone into my work in a weird but awesome way. I said weird because when you’re listening to ambient music, the idea is not to listen intently, but in a passive way. You just let it play in the background, and it’ll do its thing. This is best described by Brian Eno, one of the most influential artists in this genre and the one believed to have coined the term “ambient music“, who was quoted describing it as the kind of music that can be “actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending on the choice of the listener”, and that exists on the “cusp between melody and texture”. Not all ambient music is created equal. Over the years since my discovery, I’ve been curating my collection of ambient music that’s truly relaxing and in no way disturbing or weighs too much on the dark side. I think all that boils down to what you’re going to listen to in this 1 hour mix. But mixing this style of music has proved a little challenging for me. When I sat out to create this mix, I wanted a mix that’s perfect to sleep to. This is easier said than done, because when you’re trying to sleep to music, the slightest off beat or melody can wake you up. So the mix must flow seamlessly from start to finish, and not have any surprises in the middle since the person listening to it might, and most likely will, drift off in the middle. Also while creating this mix, it’s not just enough to make sure tracks flow seamlessly into each other. You’ve got to listen over and over to the entire mix to make sure you’re setting and maintaining the right mood, in this case sleeping mode, throughout the mix. Overall, I think I’ve done a pretty good job with this one. I’ve even took it for a spin and tried sleeping to it. After a few tweaks, I think I’ve managed to perfect it. Well, at least I hope you do think so." Making it was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (www.uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review. Thank you. The post Calm Pill 36 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
I'm back with yet another guest mix. This time I approached Alessio who hosts Corsica One, a series that showcases carefully curated selection of uplifting and evocative soundscapes. His show is all about variety, and that inspired me to do something a bit different to start this Calm Pill mix with, something a bit more mystic. I think you'll like it. Making it was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (www.uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review. Thank you. The post Calm Pill 35 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
In his seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Brian Eno proclaimed "Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular; it must be as ignorable as it is interesting". Over at AmbientSoundbath.com podcast, Matt has been curating and producing longform ambient albums that are faithful to that aspirational ideal of ambient music. I really admire the work Matt is doing, including his YouTube channel, that I reached out to him with a proposal to create a guest mix, and he graciously accepted. Check out Matt's Ambient Soundbath podcast: https://ambientsoundbath.com/ And his ambient guitar albums: https://mattborghi.bandcamp.com/ This mix is pure ambient as it was meant to be. Making it was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (www.uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review. Thank you. The post Calm Pill 34 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Stasis

Stasis

2020-08-2659:221

"I call to you in longing, by the light of the moon. Billowing clouds envelope me, with absence of pain or fear, all time suspended. In the stillness of this night, peace washes over me. As I listen to the Universe, do you hear its whisper, do you feel its heartbeat? You smile inside the clouds, as we yearn to become one, lingering until the color of dawn, spills across the sky." — The Stillness of This Night by James Casey The post Calm Pill 33 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
This mix was released on this day 5 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. It was the second collaboration I have done with the talented musician Tonepoet, who creates an excellent ambient mix podcast called Spaceman's Transmissions. We gave this mix the title of “As The World Comes into Focus”. It’s essentially an exploration of our inner senses as we drift in and out of consciousness. You may recognize this feeling from a time when you drifted off to sleep and then brought back somehow to faint awakening, only to drift back afterwards into a peaceful and restful sleep. This is what Tonepoet had to say about the mix and our collaboration: "While a simple mix from myself would seem sufficient, having the partnership with the humbling DJ SEROTON is one thing that pushes this mix far over the edge. I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to create 2 mixes with him (the other is DRIFTER VOL. 6). For this particular mix, I stirred up the first half of the set, and he countered my vision with an unparalleled mix of intensity, beauty, and authority. It's really nice to have someone enhance my intentions and gives a fresh vibe to the set. The unpredictability of the outcome is what provides inspiration smiles. Not only is DJ Seroton such a very cool guy and like-minded music aficionado, but his production standards of both his art and presentation are of the highest standards. I really felt that I should do my best so as to really raise the standard of what we both could offer our peace seeking listeners. I'm very confident that together we have woven the perfect texture of sound and color; using light as glue and sealing it all in a consumable format for your mind and ears. My hope is that the music brings you a sense of solitude and elation. Feel free to use the music any time you need those sensations. Peace." The post Calm Pill 32 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Drowning Last Light

Drowning Last Light

2020-07-2101:00:02

Brilliant colors wash over the sky The wonder of it all brings out a sigh Clouds bathed in the rich tones at dusk Give way to a crimson, for some it's a must The elegance of the sun sinking into the sea Did God make all this especially for me? The stars emerge through the deepened sky And one by one they brighten ones eye Moonbeams dance; sparkling upon the waves This awesome sight, always brings out the raves There is a joy in viewing this scene To clarify the memory of what life means As steady as the breeze that blows from the sea I'll always cherish sunsets made special for me As constant as the pounding of the surf As sure as the green grass weaves on the turf With the certainty that the sun will rise Love will go on if seen with these eyes Fading Light by James Casey The post Calm Pill 31 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Seclusion

Seclusion

2020-06-1459:153

This album is dedicated to Antonymes, an artist whose work has inspired me for years. Ian's music has been described as "rich in ambient textures and tonal arrangements that are both beautiful and haunting. If you close your eyes you can see a landscape that pulses with color and life that cannot be seen with the human eye." (Joseph Timmons, blogcritics.org) The opening track, Coming Into Silence, was Ian's contribution to a charity compilation album called Gap In Time, whose proceeds go to WHO's efforts to counteract the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This highlights yet another side of Ian's character. His humane, down-to-earth and generous qualities shed light on the wonderful human being behind this mesmerizing music. As if this wasn't enough, Ian's an avid designer and photographer. He carved out a unique niche in photography: documenting disused properties across the UK and Europe. The cover photo of this album was shot by Ian, and is part of a great set of photos reflecting the haunting decay of abandoned buildings. The post Calm Pill 30 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
4 Years

4 Years

2020-05-3101:00:002

Time goes by but memories never fade. I released this mix on this day 4 years ago, a week after my best friend passed away. It is a deeply personal mix in which I tried to express a never-before-felt outpouring of grief. Somehow the tracks I've chosen had titles that told a similar story, and those words by Megan R. Bokowski were quite consoling at the time: The time soon comes for parting, And our time is at an end, The rest of your life is starting, And we have no time at all to spend. You knew one day you’d have to go, But thought you’d have more time. We can’t reverse time’s one-way flow, But at least you’ll have this rhyme. You had your shining moments, Upon this life’s darkened stage, And in my book of wonderments, You’ll never be just another page. Like the exploding of a star, You’ve changed me in and out, Your light will travel with me far, Past when all other lights go out. Drifter’s Melody by Megan R. Bokowski The post Calm Pill 29 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Stream of Thought

Stream of Thought

2020-05-1601:00:295

I’m lost in a stream of thoughts, afraid of controlling the dark. If hope shall come to question, it’s surprise to hesitation. Whither away for memories, hide the past from destiny. It’s a lesson to hold for, to try and gain more. The post Calm Pill 28 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Refracted World

Refracted World

2020-05-0601:03:021

This mix is inspired by one of the best ambient albums I have heard in recent memory: Kaleidoscope by none other than my good friend and previous mix collaborator Tonepoet. Released on his birthday this year, he describes it as a semi-autobiographical album representing some of life changes he has been going through. What drew me to this album, besides the phenomenal music, is the message that Tom wanted to convey about seeing the world refracted through a metaphorical kaleidoscope to see its beauty with childlike wonder and innocence. Tom has a better way with words so I'm going to cite his words describing the album below. I highly encourage you to check out and purchase his albums, and if you were to ask what other ambient mixes I recommend, his Spaceman's Transmissions mixes are the first ones I'd recommend! "The title 'Kaleidoscope' was chosen as a reference to the device used (mostly) by kids to refract the world around them and display it in a fascinatingly colorful recreation. No matter how you twist and turn the device, it yields a captivating image that for a mere moment represents your entire world. I honestly can't remember a time as a child when I thought that every single representation I created wasn't the best thing ever. While this children's toy is a symmetrical world and makes a lot of sense, the adult world is asymmetrical and seen in many different and ever changing angles. We seek to (blindly and effortlessly) navigate through the ether by jumping from one distorted angle of perceived success to the next with hopes that we land on our feet. In an attempt to feel and act grown up, we've abandoned our true inner longings and dreams, our childlike wonder and innocence. Instead of 'finding the time', MAKE the time to restore yourself back to that refracted world of enthusiasm and elation with a renewed sense of how to achieve your objectives with an innocence that is a dynamic reflection of your innocent creativity. I know that I will. Peace." Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee. You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review. Thank you. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=GNZN3F6X5D8TN The post Calm Pill 27 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Slow Drifter

Slow Drifter

2020-03-2958:571

Holding the compass of uncertainties, Carrying the baggage of memories, The drifter is drifting along with the tides… Without boundaries or borders, Floating with the moment, The drifter is weaving timeless dreams… The journey of love and joy, Build in every pause life takes, Never holding back the voyage, The drifter survives in the passion… Miles and milestones left behind, The strides always ahead of the past, Moving forward in the distance, The drifter fades between the lines of present and future. The post Calm Pill 26 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Guest Mix on Planetarium

Guest Mix on Planetarium

2020-02-2301:01:444

A guest mix on Planetarium, an ambient, drone, modern classical, chillout music promotion project by Nils Feldhus and Frank Korf, two very talented mix producers that I have come to know and appreciate over the years. The post Calm Pill 25 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Quarantine

Quarantine

2020-02-0601:03:534

My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by the vicious 2019-nCoV Novel Coronavirus. I can't imagine what it feels like to be isolated and quarantined, along with your fears of the unknown. This mix is for you. I hope it eases your affliction. The post Calm Pill 24 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Unabridged Rest

Unabridged Rest

2019-10-3101:00:026

"Cool night air lulls us to cast away our net defenses, and bury our weariness deep into our soft pillow. The troubles of the day are behind us, and joyful hope awaits us when remove the vale of sweet slumber." The post Calm Pill 23 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Beauty In Decay

Beauty In Decay

2019-09-2801:00:004

Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all varieties of gold, yellow and red is a spectacular experience. One can almost be blinded by the fiery brilliance. How can it be that all this beauty is sign of death and decay? The post Calm Pill 22 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Heaven Sings

Heaven Sings

2018-12-1501:00:0012

May the music of the heavens, dance around you in the air. May the gift of true contentment, glow like sunlight on your face. And may your life be truly blessed, as you start each brand new day. The post Calm Pill 21 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
A double album I created as a guest mix on AmbientMusicGuide.com. It’s inspired by The Endless, a 2018 supernatural indie film that made an impression on me. Features several tracks from the score and sprinkles key passages from the dialog throughout. The post Calm Pill 19 & 20 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Before Sunset

Before Sunset

2018-04-1701:01:317

The spirit of spring rises into a blissful gate to heaven. When the sunset shields, against the vibrant contours of nature, it leaves a spectacular scenery, and a feeling of rapture. The post Calm Pill 18 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Day & Night

Day & Night

2018-03-0401:00:148

Stop running from it all. Stop chasing all that’s wrong. Let the night keep rolling on, and watch it turn to day. The post Calm Pill 17 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Star Encounter

Star Encounter

2018-02-0558:327

We are travelers on a cosmic journey and this moment is just a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, lightheartedness, and love this moment will have been worthwhile. The post Calm Pill 16 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
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Stu Cook

The host of this podcast probably won't see this but it doesn't stop me saying how appreciative I am for them sharing their first episode all over again. This was such an ethereal and transcendental mix combining the effects with the sounds of nature as it progressed. It was ideal for me. 👍

Nov 17th
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Nellie Fly

love

Nov 1st
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Yasmine C

This is so soothing. I love how it relaxing it is. It's my favorite.

Feb 24th
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Marissa R.

hi

Nov 3rd
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Mary Frances Russ McGraw

Tried listening to this track to relax, but was startled by the profanity. It's the artist's choice, but it would have been nice to have been given a warning.

Feb 19th
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V. Ceretti

I'm so in love with all these beautiful songs - amazing for our soul ❤ thank you 🌷

Oct 11th
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Austin Rumbaugh

Please bring this podcast back!

Jul 10th
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Austin Rumbaugh

I too love this channel! Please keep it going!

Jun 19th
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Arch_ mudgal

the best channel, awesomee soundtrack. im just mesmerized.

Jun 15th
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Ryan [Insert Gimmick Here]

I hope this series keeps on going. the latest episode has me so relaxed. it really helps with my anxiety

May 5th
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