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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.

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    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
    Stasis

    Stasis

    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

    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

    Olivia Belli ― Wheeling Stars (REMIX)



    02:06

    Federico Durand ― La Casa De Los Abuelos



    04:00

    Kip Mazuy ― Sweet Stillness



    11:08

    kwajbasket ― Shuttr



    16:32

    Bedroom ― Pirouttes



    19:36

    Dawn Chorus and the Infallible Sea ― alpha



    24:12

    Piotr Michałowski ― Phoenix



    26:40

    Porya Hatami ― Restless



    29:20

    Tonepoet ― A Wandering Soul Is Not Always A Lost One



    33:12

    Slow Dancing Society ― Radiance



    36:56

    Warmth ― Parallel rework



    40:31

    adham shaikh ― BLossom Part 7



    46:00

    Stars Of The Lid ― Summertimes



    49:18

    Wayne Robert Thomas ― Allemandes I and II



    54:12

    Otto A Totland ― Aquet



    57:06

    Otto A Totland ― Closer

    • 59 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

rainbowlover❤️ ,

I love space

There’s a lot of songs I like in this podcast. You have a great assortment of space music. I never get bored.

Tucson3404 ,

T h a n k Y o u !

The recent " Stasis " is a winner !
" 4 Years " is most intriguing !
Love the sound effects in " Slow Drifter " as I can visualize being there .
Keep 'em coming , please .

Blah0707 ,

Love this!

Thank you for putting this together

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