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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.

    Awakened Souls

    Awakened Souls

    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









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Gallery Six ― Under the Morning Mist



    02:34

    Rudy Adrian ― Shelter From The Storm



    06:58

    Andrew Tasselmyer ― Mai Khao Sunset



    10:13

    Warmth ― Reflector



    17:06

    Dreamware ― Periphery



    21:02

    Stijn Hüwels ― A kind of a path



    23:36

    awakened souls ― A New Era



    28:24

    Tonepoet ― A Lonely Dwarf Revolves In Peace



    32:09

    awakened souls ― bodhichitta



    36:29

    An Imaginal Space ― Circles



    39:17

    awakened souls ― nightly meditation



    44:44

    Murcof ― Chapitre VI



    47:24

    awakened souls ― citrus sunset

    • 54 min
    Weightless

    Weightless

    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







    Tracklist



    00:00

    Another Green World ― Stream of Consciousness



    06:16

    Marconi Union ― Weightless



    13:46

    Andrew Lahiff ― Deserted



    18:14

    J Butler ― Grey



    21:39

    An Imaginal Space ― Cloudscape Timelapse 10.06.15 (Loop 16.05.15)



    23:49

    • 1 hr
    Tomorrow's Lights

    Tomorrow's Lights

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Harry Gregson-Williams ― Mars



    02:15

    Dear Gravity ― Migrant



    03:17

    Dear Gravity ― Settled Odds



    05:22

    Michael FK feat. Solace ― Things We Wouldn't Say



    12:09

    David Helpling & Jon Jenkins ― Above All



    14:34

    Hollan Holmes ― Threshold



    17:06

    A Winged Victory For The Sullen ― A Symphony Pathetique



    22:29

    Aurastore ― Drift



    34:04

    Antonymes ― 311210



    35:48

    Slow Dancing Society ― The Delicate Sound of Silence



    39:03

    Mnemonic45 ― Sud



    42:40

    TUNESURGE ― I Saw Three Moons



    44:28

    Wolfgang Gsell & Lutz Thuns ― Urban Midnight Constellations (Excerpt)



    47:38

    City Of Dawn ― As She Quietly Dance in the Wander of Stars



    53:02

    Endless Melancholy ― A Minute In Between



    53:48

    Not a Number ― Cryodream Two



    57:11

    Thomas Köner ― Dalmatinska, Beograd



    58:38

    Luttrell ― Outro (Original Mix)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    One

    One

    On the eve of the 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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Danny Elfman ― Friendship



    04:07

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Deathless Slumber - Guest Mix On Corsica One

    Deathless Slumber - Guest Mix On Corsica One

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Tonepoet ― Impulses (Excerpt)



    01:22

    Nox Arcana ― Nyarlathotep



    01:52

    Moonshine Blues ― Dawn (Excerpt)



    02:38

    Pete Namlook & Tetsu Inoue ― Morning Spirit



    03:00

    Rebekkah's Cousin Silas ― the Rachel suite - part 009



    04:15

    Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Sea of Clouds



    09:51

    Ornament ― Ambeyond



    16:24

    Darren Harper ― Vanishing Point (the receding edge pt.2)



    23:24

    Cousin Silas ― Moving Away



    33:46

    John Foxx & Harold Budd ― A Delicate Romance



    39:30

    Tonepoet & Wings Of An Angel ― Dreaming Out Loud



    43:58

    Matt Borghi & Michael Teager ― Convocation



    51:37

    Diatonis ― The River Flowing

    • 59 min
    Spherule - Guest Mix on Ambient Soundbath

    Spherule - Guest Mix on Ambient Soundbath

    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.









    Tracklist



    00:00

    Warmth ― Essay



    07:48

    Hakobune ― love knows where



    17:20

    Andrew Lahiff ― Distant Fragments



    23:21

    Fading Language ― A Space in the Silence



    25:34

    Andrew Lahiff ― A Lingering Light



    30:21

    Tonepoet ― Solar Wind



    34:47

    kwajbasket ― and then i entered the void to find you



    37:52

    Max Corbacho ― No Day nor Night



    41:00

    Oöphoi ― Riding A White Swan Over Silent Lands



    48:32

    Warmth ― Spherule



    54:40

    Havenaire ― Brute Camp



    59:56

    Ishq ― Midnight Grove (Excerpt)

    • 1 hr

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