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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.

    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
    Slow Drifter

    Slow Drifter

    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…

    from The Drifter by Jayakumar K

    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

    Gallery Six ― limicoline



    04:19

    Tone Color ― An English Summer



    06:42

    Accelra ― Resistance



    09:25

    Ten and Tracer ― Hetch Hetchy Crowd



    10:10

    Alio Die ― Il Tempo Magico Di Saturnia Pavonia



    18:02

    Kip Mazuy ― Love & Devotion



    25:54

    Hauschka ― Old Man Playing Boules



    28:20

    Billow Observatory ― Odessa



    29:04

    TUNESURGE ― Island Surf



    31:52

    Good Weather For An Airstrike ― An Ode To Fring



    33:52

    Jóhann Jóhannsson ― Flight From The City



    36:56

    Hollan Holmes ― The Eternal Cosmos



    43:12

    Olan Mill ― Gurriva



    46:30

    James Johnson & Robert Scott Thompson ― Endless



    51:04

    The Captive Oceans ― A Will To Live (Thrive)



    56:23

    Elskavon ― Fair Fading

    • 58 min
    Guest Mix on Planetarium

    Guest Mix on Planetarium

    Nils Feldhus is one the most productive and talented fellow mix producers that I know. He hosts two shows on Proton and Frisky Radio and have been curating ambient and atmospheric electronic music mixes under Helioscope and Planetarium brands since 2011 (right around the same time I started making mixes under the DJ Seroton pseudonym).



    I'm especially a fan of his Planetarium selections, which share a lot of the same ambient feel as my Calm Pills (and previously Drifter) mixes. I approached him and he was happy to have me guest mix on his show. I think this turned out to be one of the best ones I've created and I hope you like it too.



    I would also like to dedicate this mix to my friend Alaeddin Naasani. I've known him since college and I was surprised that the day I silently put a "tip me" link on my website (for fans of the show who want to show their support and appreciation), he was the first to do so with a generous amount that I proceeded to use to buy the songs featured on this episode. Thanks Alaeddin!

    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

    Good Weather For An Airstrike ― A Quiet Day



    05:37

    Ben McElroy ― Ocean Left Unspoken



    09:00

    Jon Hopkins ― Immunity (with King Creosote)



    12:56

    Slow Meadow ― Helium Life Jacket



    16:12

    Alio Die & Antonio Testa ― One Nairb (Edit)



    22:48

    Brother Saturn ― As Empty as I Seem (Way Out Here)



    27:20

    Ashot Danielyan ― C-Meditation



    30:44

    Good Weather For An Airstrike ― Storm Fronts



    34:52

    Pepo Galán ― Bleeding Eyes (Shuta Yasukochi Remix)



    38:55

    Blake Ewing ― North



    40:29

    Stars Of The Lid ― Articulate Silences, Pt. 1



    44:46

    Gallery Six ― Awayuki



    48:51

    Moby ― Homeward Angel



    57:21

    Slow Meadow ― Lonesome Summer (Bonus Track)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Quarantine

    Quarantine

    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.

    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

    Lucy Claire ― Paelistin



    04:40

    Jonn Serrie & Gary Stroutsos ― Vision Lake



    06:47

    Tom Hartney feat. Dyllan Joyce ― Insular



    08:21

    factory ― all that remains



    09:51

    Alio Die ― Time In Absence (Exercpt)



    11:36

    Andrew Lahiff ― Night in a Winter Forest



    18:39

    Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd ― My Monochrome Vision



    22:20

    Brother Saturn ― By Dreaming, You'll Wake Up



    25:41

    Spheriá ― Otjánbird Pt. I



    27:54

    Justin Hurwitz ― Baby Mark / I Oughta Be Getting Home / Crater



    30:46

    Lucette Bourdin ― Dweller in the Infinite



    35:56

    Cousin Silas & Martin Neuhold ― Reflections From Childhood



    42:00

    Justin Hurwitz ― Pat and Janet / Squawk Box



    45:46

    Apocryphos ― Consanguineous Spirit



    50:56

    Cygni Vox ― The Door Into Autumn



    57:23

    Bing Satellites & Daniel Land ― Of North Wales



    59:36

    A Cerulean State ― Perhaps Things Had Finally Begun to Move

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

asah27 ,

Dose not help at all

Ples I request u too make a much more calmer music then this. I am not happy with how u make this👎🏻

Blah0707 ,

Love this!

Thank you for putting this together

Millionth Maddow Fan ,

Gives me peace

I am playing episodes often during this quarantine. The music eases me into the day and calms me at night.

Thank you. I appreciate your time and talent.

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