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MUSIC TO DREAM: An Extensive List of my Favorite Relaxing Music

January 3rd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Music to Dream

I love to share music on Twitter, above all new age music but not only. Lately I’ve received some emails from twitter friends asking me for my favorite music.

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I thought that it would be great to share an extensive and complete list of all my favorite new age music.

I’ve always been a nervous guy. As time passed by, my nerves led to anxiety, sleep disorders, headaches and some other negative effects of the stress produced by our modern world-system, daily life challenges and some unexpected and disruptive events of life. Throughout my life, I’ve been looking for good relaxing music to sooth my nerves and calm my restless mind. Then, one fine day, I saw the amazing movie of Blade Runner by Ridley Scott, in fact, it was one of the reasons why I studied filmmaking. I was amazed by the plot, the characters, the beautiful images, the dark future and its post apocalyptic atmosphere but, above all, I was fascinated by the music of the film; I had found a priceless treasure: the music of Vangelis. But, I had found much more than a fantastic album and a great musician: I had discovered a new world of sensations. He was the first new age composer I knew but, after a while, I started to know many others (Brian and Roger Eno, Constance Demby, Alva Noto and so on). Each of them have their own style but they share something in common: the good quality of their music.

Benefits of listening to this new age relaxing music

  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Induces sleep
  • Reduces negative emotions
  • Many other related health benefits

Reduces blood pressure, boosts the immune function, improves body movement and coordination, reduces the feeling of fatigue, decreases heart and respiratory rates, and a long etc.

  • Improves productivity
  • Improves memory performance
  • Boosts concentration
  • Unleashes your creative potential

I listen to this music while working, above all when I need to be creative, in fact I’m listening to it right now.

  • Brings joy into your life and makes you experience new emotions and sensations

In fact, I’ve been moved to tears several times by some of these songs, but don’t tell it to anyone :P.

Next, an extensive list of my favorite relaxing music across the universe:

Note: If you wish to purchase a copy or copies through the links below I would get a commission (4% of the final price). It doesn’t affect the purchase price and you can help support this blog.

You can listen to samples of the songs from each album clicking the link I provide. Once in the Amazon Store you will see, just below the image of the album cover, a “Listen to Samples” link, follow it and voilà!

I’m always looking for new music, so stay tuned because I will keep updated the list.

ALVA NOTO (+ Ryuichi Sakamoto)

AMORPHOUS ANDROGYNOUS

ANUGAMA

APHEX TWIN

ATB

BILL LASWELL

BIOSPHERE

BRIAN ENO

BROKENKITES

CENTROZOON

CHRIS BOCAST

CONSTANCE DEMBY

CRAIG ARMSTRONG

DR. JEFFREY THOMPSON

ERIK WOLLO

FENNESZ (+ Ryuichi Sakamoto)

GLEISBERG

HANS ZIMMER

HAROLD BUDD

JAMES HORNER

JOHAN JOHANNSSON

LIQUID MIND

MANEKI NEKO

MARSEN JULES

MARKUS GUENTNER

MICHAEL MANNING

MICHAEL NYMAN

MICHAEL WHALEN

NINE INCH NAILS

PASS INTO SILENCE

ROBERT FRIPP

ROGER ENO

STARS OF THE LID

SYSTEM SEVEN

TY BURHOE

VANGELIS (my favorite composer)

I’ve written a special post about Vangelis, check it out.

The list is ordered by preference with the date of publication of each album. If the album is a compilation you will see a “C”.

1- Blade Runner (1994)

2- Reprise (1999) C

3- The city (1990)

4- Antartica (1983)

5- 1492 The Conquest of paradise (1992)

6- L´Apocalypse Des Animaux (1973)

7- Direct (1988)

8- Chariots of Fire (1981)

9- Oceanic (1996)

10- Alexander (2004)

WILLIAM BASINSKI

That’s all, but stay tuned because I will update the list regularly. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do :)

My Twitter: @DavidCantone

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