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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 ad-free 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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Aloft

Aloft

2021-09-3058:28

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills So what about it all my friend ? Has life smiled upon your face? Do you feel the warming emanate From within the planet’s grace? Dare you hold the flame aloft for me To strive under your spell ? …For should you guide me to tomorrow We can tomorrow’s burdens break — From To He Who Holds His Hand Aloft by Marshal Gebbie Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Marconi Union ― Losing The Light 06:21 Hirotaka Shirotsubaki ― Isyo-an 10:02 Warmth ― Extent 13:40 poemme ― clear depths 18:15 Kip Mazuy ― Water Falling 27:08 Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Lah 36:04 offthesky ― Okay Aloft 40:43 Brambles ― Such Owls As You 44:52 John Foxx And Harold Budd ― Linger 46:46 Oöphoi ― Ism-el Azam (Birth And Death Of The Sound) 50:36 Brother Saturn ― Apogee The post Calm Pill 49 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Chakra Meditation

Chakra Meditation

2021-08-2301:01:267

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills Inspired by Constance Demby's album Sonic Immersion, my hope for this mix is to help you bring calmness to a disturbed mind, inviting you to interface with the moment in full awareness. Take a deep breath and embark on this journey. See you on the other side. If you missed last episode, I was happy to share that Calm Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say "Alexa, Open Calm Pills Radio" or "Ok Google, Ask Calm Pills Radio to play". It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Paul Winter ― Rain Blessing 00:41 Constance Demby ― Chakra #1 (Edit) 01:40 Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Earth Sky 06:20 Alio Die & Mathias Grassow ― Winds From The Other World 14:05 Bliss ― Diamond Rain 21:10 Adham Shaikh ― Zero G 25:55 Hammock ― Maybe They Will Sing For Us Tomorrow 31:24 Steve Roach, Kevin Braheny, Michael Stearns ― From The Heart Of Darkness 35:04 Rudy Adrian ― At The Edge Of The Desert 37:21 Alio Die & Aglaia ― Cirrus 48:15 Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Ancestral Graves 52:38 Sola Translatio ― The Gate The post Calm Pill 48 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Evanesce

Evanesce

2021-08-0601:03:022

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills This mix is inspired by the meditative music of Macroform, from a wonderful song called Deep Breath (Meditation). Check him out at linktr.ee/macroform. I also have great news: Calm Pills Radio, a 24/7 online ad-free station, is now available on any Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device or smart speaker. You can follow the link above or simply say "Alexa, Open Calm Pills Radio" or "Ok Google, Ask Calm Pills Radio to play". It also support routines so you can have shorter command to play it or embed it in your morning or evening routines. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Tonepoet ― kə-ˈlī-də-ˌskōp (A Beginning) 02:09 Jason van Wyk ― Depart 04:44 Jason van Wyk ― Evanesce 05:47 The Meditone Project ― Dusk 10:56 Macroform ― The Throat Chakra 17:48 Ex Confusion ― Epilogue (Death) 20:50 SiJ ― Immersion 27:10 Macroform ― Deep Breath (Meditation) 32:58 Jeff Greinke ― City Light 39:10 Jonn Serrie ― The Veils of Beta Pavonis 48:48 Tonepoet & CloudFall ― Free Falling Through Life's Cavernous Atmosphere The post Calm Pill 47 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Morning Dew

Morning Dew

2021-07-2101:00:582

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills This mix was released 6 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. It was the first collaboration I have done with the talented musician Tonepoet, who creates an excellent ambient mix podcast called Spaceman's Transmissions. This is what Tonepoet had to say about the mix and our collaboration: "Music speaks across boundaries of time, distance, and language, and what we present here is proof of that. We had some really great communication in getting this together and our mindsets were in line with each other in that we wanted to construct a seamless journey for your mind to bathe itself within. In creating this mix, we became completely taken in by each others concepts, and that friendly competition only stoked a passion to deliver our finest moments to your ears." Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Porya Hatami ― Mej 06:39 Michael Stearns ― Night Currents 13:35 Jonn Serrie ― Le Trésor (Edit) 15:59 Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― The Morning Dew (For Barbara) 18:49 Harold Budd ― Steal Away 20:34 Antonymes ― 301210 26:03 Electric Skychurch ― Outside (Excerpt) 26:42 Bing Satellites & Daniel Land ― King Midas In Reverse 32:14 Darren Harper ― Will My Memories of You Hold True? (Excerpt) 35:52 Shane Morris ― Shimmering 39:04 Aural Method ― The Moonlit Towers Reached Above in Blue the Hours Beseeched Our Love 40:58 Stars Of The Lid ― Fac 21 43:18 John Foxx and Harold Budd ― Subtext 49:06 Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Clutch 50:49 Bing Satellites ― The Hottest Day of the Year (Part 1) (Excerpt) 52:56 Matt Stanfield ― Alex's Theme 56:25 The Eager Seas ― The Night Was Cold And Long 56:41 Hammock ― The Whole Catastrophe The post Calm Pill 46 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Sense of Idle

Sense of Idle

2021-06-2701:01:144

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com  Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills There are 3 principles guiding the creation of Calm Pill mixes: song curation with variety, production value, and showcasing artists. On the last one, every Calm Pill mix features several artists whose great music deserves to be discovered and heard, but every now and then, a whole artist album inspires a mix of its own, and this is one such mix. I'd like to present to you the debut album of marine eyes: idyll (marineeyes.bandcamp.com/album/idyll). She had but one simple intention in creating idyll: "to create a peaceful, gentle place." And that she absolutely did! The album is exquisitely beautiful, combining ethereal vocals and soothing ambient chords with nature sounds she gathered from various locations like Ojai, LA hiking trails and even her bedroom window!  And if this beautiful music sounds familiar, it's because I've featured Cynthia before in an album called awakened souls, which was inspired by the music of the ambient duo of the same name made up of Cynthia and her husband James Bernard. In fact, in recognition of the beautiful music this duo has gifted us over the years, the title of this album is a play on awakened souls' album a sense of return and idyll. As always, if you enjoyed this album, please look up the artists on Bandcamp or your favorite streaming service and support their music.  Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Luke Howard ― A Softer World (Excerpt) 02:29 Olan Mill ― 4 03:25 marine eyes ― idyll 08:04 Cousin Silas ― A Circle Of Trees (Shadows On The Hill) 13:42 Hollan Holmes ― Aeon 18:28 Billow Observatory ― Calumet 23:18 marine eyes ― first rain 27:29 An Imaginal Space ― Cloudscape Timelapse 16.06.15 (Sunday Afternoon) 29:29 marine eyes ― roses all alone 31:34 of the quiet stars ― wading in overflowed meadows 33:42 marine eyes ― cloud collecting 37:42 Black Brunswicker ― Austro-Hungarian Blues (Extended Version) 42:19 So I'm An Islander ― Æ Skilt Sum Paje Hjemar (The Sign That Points Home) 46:02 Halftribe ― Archipelago 50:01 Halftribe ― Pneuma 53:15 awakened souls ― a sense of return 57:18 marine eyes ― on this fresh morning The post Calm Pill 45 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Into the Dream

Into the Dream

2021-06-0601:02:471

Calm Pills Ambient Radio: calmradio.uppmixes.com Podcast: calmpodcast.uppmixes.com Instagram: instagram.com/upliftingpills "There's a place where I go that no one else knows, Where mysteries abound and excitement grows. A place out of reach of any man's hands, Safely secluded in a far away land Beyond the grasp of those who may plunder The wealth of its power and its life changing wonder. I go alone to my secret place, never leaving a trace For someone to follow and discover my space Where I keep my secrets, my fears, and my regrets Away from the world and all of its threats. I treasure the moments spent in this realm Where anything is possible and I'm at the helm. This place I describe is all that it seems ... It's a magical place I call my dreams." ― Dreams by John Raines Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Andrew Bayer ― All This Will Happen Again 03:54 All India Radio ― Surf On The Malecon (Edit) 04:22 Arcade Fire ― Dimensions (Edit) 07:09 All India Radio ― Losing Houston 10:10 Rudy Adrian ― Watery Moon 13:49 Jonn Serrie ― Annie by the Sea 24:24 Chicane ― Fin De Jours 26:47 Wavestar ― Landfall (Edit) 28:08 Tim Hecker ― Boreal Kiss, Part 1 29:55 Ólafur Arnalds ― Lokadu Augunum 32:59 Erik Wøllo ― Sphere (Into the Dream) 36:19 Bliss ― Spun Glass 41:41 Alio Die ― Intramundia 44:38 Stars Of The Lid ― The Kraut 51:39 Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue ― Morning Spirit (Edit) 52:45 Gulan ― Abstracto The post Calm Pill 44 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Place to Rest My Head

Place to Rest My Head

2021-05-0501:02:148

Calm Pills Ambient Radio (calmradio.uppmixes.com) Podcast (calmpodcast.uppmixes.com)  Instagram (instagram.com/upliftingpills) As I lay my head to rest, I pray my dreaming will be blessed: With glittering starlight upon the moon, Floating like a lost balloon. With chuckling streams that catch the light, And songbirds trilling with delight. With soft white clouds in pure blue skies, A lilting breeze that gently sighs. With weeping willows that quietly droop Their shadows, as they drape and stoop. With blossom scents that chase the air, Like children run without a care. As I lay my head to sleep, I pray my dreams are safe to keep. ― As I Lay My Head To Rest by Danielle Ward Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills online radio & podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills Tracklist 00:00 Jon Hopkins ― Abandon Window 05:16 Rudy Adrian ― Moonwater 08:31 Rudy Adrian & Ron Boots ― Papanui Lagoon 10:53 Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Embers 15:05 Darshan Ambient ― Soft Land 22:00 Antonymes ― No Dominion [Demo Excerpt] 27:14 Robert Rich & Lisa Moscow ― Bija 37:32 Pepe Sitra ― Phoenix 42:32 Jeff Pearce ― Opening Theme 45:54 Rudy Adrian ― Eclipse 49:58 Alan Stivell ― La harpe, l'eau, le vent 1 (Telenn, avel, dour) 54:41 Deep Forest ― The Second Twilight 57:26 Steve Roach ― Saguaro The post Calm Pill 43 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Suspended Memories

Suspended Memories

2021-04-1301:00:004

I'm pleased to announce the launch of Calm Pills Ambient Radio (calmradio.uppmixes.com): a free 24/7 online radio station playing your favorite Calm Pill mixes which you can tune into anytime and just hit play! Calm Pill library of mixes has grown over the years and many new listeners will not get to hear most of them due to how podcast episodes are presented (last to first), so it made sense to launch this station to help you discover your next favorite Calm Pill mix. Hope you enjoy the station. I'm working on making it available through smart speakers. In the meantime, if you have any feedback on improving station's experience, email me a line at uppmixes.com/contact. You can also sign up for new releases mailing list (uppmixes.com/mailinglist) to get an update when smart speakers support is available. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like supporting Calm Pills radio and podcast or showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills The post Calm Pill 42 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Remember Me

Remember Me

2021-03-2201:03:483

I dedicated my last Chill Pill mix to my best friend who left this world all too quickly last month from his short-lived flight with COVID. Since then, and following the funeral that I couldn't attend in person, I fell into a deep existential breaking point as I realized the fragility of life, and grabbled with the conviction that this can't be all that we are, all that we live for, and all that remains of us. I imagined that even if Chris was ready to go, that he'd want me to remember him, to tell the world that he walked this earth with kindness, humility and desire to make it a better place. To me, what's harder than the helplessness I feel against the raging monster of never-again, is the thought that with every passing day, his memory is slipping away, one tiny fragment at a time. I don't know how long this mix will live on, but while it does, I hope it tells the story of a man who once existed, who was a best friend to me through thick and thin. I may or may never have a friend like him again, but for the rest of my days I'm going to remember and cherish all the moments I was blessed to have shared with him. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills The post Calm Pill 41 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
I'm happy to present the very first guest mix on this show, by none other than my friend and previous collaborator Tonepoet. His ambient mixes on his Spaceman's Transmissions podcast are exquisitely crafted pieces of art, and he is gracing this show with a beautiful painting that he describes below. He also creates beautiful guitar-infused ambient music which I have featured heavily in the past. Check out his music and mixes below and enjoy the show. mixcloud.com/Tonepoet tonepoet.bandcamp.com "Look up at the night sky, dear listeners, and tell me what you see. A vast and empty curtain that swallows up light? A void riddled with tiny diamonds? A dark and lifeless pasture? Now, look past that, and begin to transcend above these former descriptions of the cosmic drape. It is the cosmic ocean, and it's much more vast that we can conceive. This galactic wall is graced with glistening stars like well-worn shells that are eroding to reveal a delicate sheen, planet illuminated that produce reflective shimmers not unlike ocean waves, and a stunning moon that drifts like a sand dollar in the sky. This is the true cosmic skyscape for all of us: the limitless sea of unimagined intensity and grace. See it for what it really is, and immerse yourself within its cleansing cosmic tide. As we drift within the cosmic tide, allow the ceremony of cleansing your senses and mind with the sweet nectar of this aural current of sound and light that carries you into the ether. Allow this current to guide you to that destination that yields an oasis of wonderment, purity, and self-purpose. It is here on this island within the star speckled ocean in which you are rewarded with an awareness of your potential and creative drive. Spark your ambitions with this flame of enlightenment. The staff here at Spaceman's Transmissions takes deep pride in producing only the highest quality products for our clients. When you old boy Tonepoet steps out to get fresh air, do not think that he has abandoned you as an aimless, drifting co-pilot without a mission or destination. This detour is only an effort to reassess the correct pathway to our destination and forge new means for attaining the zenith of our journey. You, the co-pilot, are vital to all of our voyages. So it is said. An absolute acknowledgement and ridiculously extreme 'thank you' goes out to Calm Pills for not only serving up like-minded initiatives, but for hosting this mix and being an amazing resource and friend. Cheers, Aladdin! Peace. Turn on, tune in, drift in the ether..." The post Calm Pill 40 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Awakened Souls

Awakened Souls

2021-01-1754:167

In this album, I would like to invite you to sample the world of awakened souls (awakenedsouls.bandcamp.com), an ambient music project of veteran electronic music producer James Bernard and his wife Cynthia. When I stumbled on their album how we heal, I knew I had found an artist who creates music for the same reason I create these mixes: to heal. Their mission is to "help others find the sense of healing that music brings to them" and their name comes from their "hope to be in touch with the most authentic parts of ourselves." I think you will find that their music indeed lives up to this ambition and is conducive to quite reflection. As always, if you like what you hear, check out the time-stamped track list and support awakened souls and all the other great artists featured on this mix by buying and streaming their music. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more up-tempo genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills The post Calm Pill 39 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Weightless

Weightless

2021-01-0301:00:002

Happy new year everyone. Let's make the best of 2021. I'm energized and looking forward to crafting for you more mixes showcasing the best of what ambient genre has to offer. Let's start this year with another trip back in time to a mix I released 5 years ago as part of my Drifter ambient series, which I created under my previous pseudonym DJ Seroton. At the time, I dedicated it to the wonderful people behind Ambient-Nights (mixcloud.com/Ambient_Nights), who I had the pleasure of joining as part of the Ambient-Nights Mixer Family. Ambient-Nights was the site that got me hooked on ambient music since I discovered it in 2007. The quality of their mixes is really extraordinary, and they have a body of work that will sure take some time to go through, but the experience will be just as rewarding. Fun fact: I decided to call this mix after the second track, Weightless by Marconi Union. Few years after this mix was released, scientists singled out this song as "the world's most relaxing song." The song is filled with dreamy, mellow synths, soothing melodies and instrumentation composed of piano, guitar and electronic samples of natural soundscapes. Read this for more information: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/relaxing-song-best-weightless-marconi-union-youtube-surgery-anxiety-a9011971.html Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you've come to expect from this show but focuses on more up-tempo genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out: https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills The post Calm Pill 38 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
Tomorrow's Lights

Tomorrow's Lights

2020-12-1201:01:469

What a year 2020 has been! We're not out of the woods yet, but we're here and we have few things we can be thankful for as this years draws to an end. I'm thankful for all of you listeners and supporters of this show. I have recently been graced by an uptick of positive reviews on Apple Podcasts and other apps where this show is available. I treasure each one because it lets me know the positive effect this music has on your life. I'm also thankful for the artists whose music make this show possible. Whenever you can, check out the timestamped playlist in the episode description and look up the songs you like. Happy holidays everyone. Stay safe and cherish your loved ones. Tomorrow's lights will shine, and we will be together again. Making this mix was a labor of love. If you feel like showing your appreciation, buy me a cup of a coffee (uppmixes.com/donate). You can also share this with your friends, rate it or leave a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you subscribed to this podcast. Thank you. The post Calm Pill 37 first appeared on Uplifting Pills.
One

One

2020-11-1401:01:007

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

2020-08-2659:222

"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.
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Constance Taylor

None of the episodes will download.

Jul 13th
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KV777

I appreciate this podcast! I've been looking for a podcast that had calming and soothing meditation tracks (especially the atmospheric ones)! Thank you Aladdin for making them! It's been helping me sleep well and relax after a hard day's work :D

Mar 12th
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mohammadreza ranjbari

thanks🙏🙏🙏🙏

Dec 29th
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John Barrie

this podcast episode seems to be broken

Dec 3rd
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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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