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

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

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

    As The World Comes Into Focus

    As The World Comes Into Focus

    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."

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Woob ― Stranger Air (Error #1) - Repurpose



    02:21

    Umber ― Öpik-Oort



    04:41

    Aural Method ― As I Awoke...



    06:00

    Pseudosphère ― Aperception III



    11:03

    Monk By The Sea ― Lighthouse



    13:58

    Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Awaiting Your Arrival



    17:44

    Ben Lovett ― Surrender



    20:28

    Tonepoet ― Within My Mind An Ocean Appears



    21:27

    Tonepoet ― Things Left Unsaid



    24:14

    Umber feat. Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Sunshine Youth



    28:24

    Brambles ― To Speak Of Solitude



    31:04

    Aaron Zigman ― Anna On The Floor



    31:32

    Bing Satellites ― Soothing Image 46



    34:09

    Bing Satellites ― Dark Clouds



    38:49

    Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Portals (Part II)



    43:35

    Jonson ― Reason of Senses



    49:05

    Otto A Totland ― Seveen



    50:09

    Stars Of The Lid ― I Will Surround You

    • 1 hr
    Drowning Last Light

    Drowning Last Light

    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

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Quiet Evenings ― Riverbend (Excerpt)



    03:26

    Andrew Lahiff ― We Lost Sight Of The Island



    07:03

    Christina Vantzou ― Shadow Sun



    11:40

    Ψystein Sevεg ― Thundernight



    13:11

    Ben Johnson Music Factory ― Sunset In Anchorage



    15:01

    Luke Faulkner ― Silhouette



    16:53

    Nils Frahm ― The Roughest Trade



    19:36

    Aurastore ― Worlds Of Possibilities



    23:13

    Hazy ― Forever



    26:11

    An Imaginal Space feat. Zefora ― Lamentations Part VI



    34:06

    Dylan C. Jones ― Drowning Last Light



    39:32

    Benjamin Dauer ― The Softest of Light



    46:42

    Brian Eno ― A Clearing



    49:12

    Macroform ― The Heart Chakra

    • 1 hr
    Seclusion

    Seclusion

    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.

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Antonymes ― Coming Into Silence



    04:58

    An Imaginal Space ― 22nd July 2014



    06:02

    Cousin Silas & Kuutana ― Between Heaven And Earth



    14:49

    Tonepoet ― The Beginning Of The End (Edit)



    21:12

    TUNESURGE ― The Lunar Voyage



    24:11

    Andrew Lahiff ― Longing



    26:06

    ontol ― Bethantrobl



    30:31

    Marconi Union ― Blue Collar Parade



    36:13

    Tonepoet ― The Stars Above



    37:36

    Ben Woods ― Above & Beyond



    39:38

    Max Richter ― If You Came This Way



    47:47

    Weingarten - Charlton ― Comfort In Silence



    51:18

    Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Melodia (IV) (Live at Ancienne Belgique)



    53:00

    Sabled Sun ― Acid Rain



    55:47

    Antonymes ― 261210

    • 59 min
    4 Years

    4 Years

    Time goes by but memories never fade. I released this mix on this day 4 years ago, a week after my friend passed away. It would become the 9th and final episode of my Drifter ambient series. 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 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

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Kreng ― Karcist



    01:39

    Rob Simonsen ― I Want to Call Him



    03:21

    Accelra ― The Woodworker (Remix)



    10:57

    Solarsoul & Nimanty ― The Starry Sky (Original Space Ambient Mix)



    19:12

    Sokkyō ― Las Perseidas



    22:01

    Stray Theories ― Blackout



    28:04

    Andrew Lahiff ― Clouds



    30:38

    Eluvium ― Wind Book (Excerpt)



    32:21

    Ben Woods ― No Word From Above



    34:02

    Kreng ― Acceptance



    36:04

    Rudy Adrian ― Fading Light



    37:20

    Biosphere ― Hyperborea (Excerpt)



    38:43

    36 ― Another World



    42:16

    Marconi Union ― Northern Stations



    45:08

    Fellirium ― Beyond the Dream (part 3)



    54:44

    Stray Theories ― Breathless

    • 1 hr
    Stream of Thought

    Stream of Thought

    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



    Lost in a Stream of Thought by Emma Vernacchia

    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.











    Tracklist



    00:00

    4lienetic ― Fem



    02:48

    Porya Hatami & Lee Anthony Norris ― Orpheus In The Willow



    08:43

    Abstract Aprils ― Gravity



    12:29

    Jim Perkins ― Outside



    14:08

    Biba Dupont ― L'Asie se élève



    16:10

    Geotic ― The Human



    26:16

    Gang Violins ― Greater Forces (Comp Version)



    27:51

    Ex Confusion ― Sketches For The Truth



    31:08

    Ben Woods ― Things Weren't Always This Way



    33:21

    Antonymes ― 291210



    33:53

    Time Rival ― Drain the Sun



    37:08

    Kip Mazuy ― Now Is Forever



    47:30

    An Imaginal Space ― Kernow



    51:20

    Porya Hatami ― Transition



    54:56

    Adham Shaikh & Tim Floyd ― Lullaby

    • 1 hr
    Refracted World

    Refracted World

    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.











    Tracklist



    00:00

    Tonepoet ― The Young Boy Finds The World



    02:24

    Robert Scott Thompson & James Johnson ― Stolen Moment



    05:38

    Cousin Silas ― Naomi's Lullaby



    09:02

    Tonepoet ― Infinity Machine



    12:48

    Kip Mazuy ― Lullaby



    17:02

    Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Twisted Knuckles



    18:25

    Geotic ― Filling Our Lives With Each Other



    22:38

    Tonepoet ― kalos eïdos skopeïn (An Ending)



    25:45

    Christina Vantzou ― 11:11



    29:34

    Ben Woods ― Realms of Detachment



    34:18

    Olan Mill ― Flume



    37:52

    Tonepoet ― Memories Of Dust



    44:06

    Toaster ― Shannon



    48:32

    Jordan Christoff ― Wash



    51:41

    Jeff Pearce ― Rain Clouds



    59:16

    Tonepoet ― An Imaginary Stream Illuminated With Bright Fishes

    • 1 hr 3 min

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