See: Why Music Sticks In Our Mind.
For me, music sticks in my mind when I analyse it, either whilst auditioning new music here or listening to an old track I the car, as I listen to the different layers, the instruments, melodies and arrangement I find days later it comes back to me, like some deep rooted echo of my Brainwaves.
See: Why Music Sticks In Our Mind.
Well its been a long year with loads happening here. I wonder where to start with such a lot of great new music coming on board.
Firstly I would like to list some of the guys coming on board but make you aware we have more artists who arent as well matched to what we do here at Ambient Music Garden. So they are announced at our sister site: .
Harry Henshaw brings us some very popular relaxation tracks along with affirmation mixes as well. I am really pleased and excited about getting some affirmation tracks at last. Its been on the list to do for a long time.
Chris Breemer provides us with our introduction into classical piano music. Chris’s tracks are live recordings of the classics and we are very proud to have Chris’s library here. He is a prolific and very gifted pianist.
I am proud to introduce Awaken Serenity to Ambient Music Garden. Morwenna who composes and produces all the Awaken Serenity music has supplied us with a great collection of music this season. Not only do we have some fabulous ambient relaxation pieces but also has contributed greatly to the new royalty free background music collections being put together over at Background Music Library. More from Background Music Library soon when we launch background music collections for business environments.
Anyway, back to Awaken Serenity. The music available today at the Awaken Serenity’s artist page includes a full relaxation album named Light Years, a collection of ambient pieces (some of which are also on the Light Years album) and also a number of long playing ambient meditation pieces great for use in healing and therapy.
With all Awaken Serenity music expect acoustic sounds mixed with subtle voice chior and nature sounds such as water and bird sounds. Therapy and healing rooms can gain a lot to their ambience by enveloping their clients into a safe and secure environment that has Awaken Serenity’s music subtly played continuously in the background. With the long playing tracks clients get a consistent background ambience. With natural sounds they will feel connected with nature and the purity of life less complicated and mechanized. A space for escape from the challenging world we find ourselves in today.
Astropilot and Sacred Reason join Ambient Music Garden this month. Wow, such a great couple of albums they have. More later, but for now here are some of my thoughts.
Astropilot’s Solar Walk is unsuprisingly spacey in outlook and there is a richness in the composition and arrangement that helps one slip into a dreamy state of floating amongst the stars.
Sacral Reason’s Soul Splinters mixes ambient with piano melodies and field recordings to make a personal mark in our instrumental catalogue.
More to come soon.
Arc from Ishq. Since meeting Ishq I have been stunned at the gorgousness of his work. Clearly he has taken a long time producing his pieces so we are fortunate to have his work here. At present I am listening to Arc. Deep relaxation sounds, perfect for meditation. His compositons are rich in depth and really take you away to another place.
Nomad: again a wonderful DVD background, building & swelling sounds and beats.
I am also listening to Bhakti from Orchid. Oh wow. Not for relaxation perhaps, but has a depth of composition and sound layering that is simply beautiful. Superb for giving a great ‘feel good’ vibe to backgrounds of websites and DVDs.
Here’s a track from Project Divinity that comes to mind. Floating. Gentle sounds and piano float across a soothing pulsing chord layer. Gorgeous. Check it out.
A new guy here offering up his EP of three tracks. All gentle compositions with melody in the foreground but not in your face.
New guy Matthew Baute wakes us up to a gentle accoustic composition in Road To Clarity from the Harmony & Balance album.
More from Dan Pound. Motion Of The Stars comes from Dan’s prolific hand and continues in his style of dark but relaxing productions. A bit like dark chocolate, but not too dark !
Dan’s darkness works well in this concept of the night sky and stars twinkling within it.
Carl Matthews enters the top page this month with a collection of tracks that are contemporary and chilled. Perfect for sophisticated relaxed environments such as restaurants as we as the backing to CD audios and DVDs.
In the backgrounds of cafes and restaurants everyone will stop and ask who they are listening to. Listen to FiatLux to hear what I mean.
Now, I am missing some album art here but will be back to add them soon.
Next is Valgoldsack & our great find that you guys are clearly hooked on already, Jim
Take care all.
We now have a nice healthy collection of Jim Butler’s spaced out compositions here at Ambient Music Garden. Jim does a lot of long pieces of which some are also available in separate parts so it works great for you guys who need a single long track for your therapy and group meditations and yoga classes whilst also working out for mixing relaxation tracks in spas and shorter pieces for website background music.
Take a look at Jim’s latest, Deep Energy 3 here today. More on Jim’s music soon.
New mp3 music for download has become available at Ambient Music Garden.com
Today Kesseny has released some of his current music on Ambient Music Garden as 128kb/s versions for free.
SimogenJo (Calm) Free Mp3 Download. Here’s a Sample of the full piece.
The higher quality mp3 versions remain at a low affordable download price also.
Here’s one more for you all!
New Ambient Relaxation Music
|Dave Ross: Half of Skywirters brings us a haunting relaxing dark ambient album named Midwinter. Cool for meditation and moody atmospheric ambiences.||
|The Colour Of Time: offer up their first full album to Ambient Music Garden in the shape of Neon Waves, A dark ambient collection that is the second of our dark ambient category albums.||
Music Within Therapy Part 1
This page is intented to give you some ideas of how to use music within your therapy.
Music as we all know can guide our feelings and moods. F4b music is new and unheard that has a combination of sounds that sooth and calm and will enhance any therapeutic journey.
If you are a therapist looking for music for therapy the best thing to look for to start with is music that matches the duration of your therapy so you dont have to stop the therapy session to change tracks or have empty gaps that will have your client wondering what will happen next.
Also, consider using a 5 to 10 minute track for introductions and talking to your client when he or she enters your therapy room and takes some time to relax and talk to you about how they are, if they are an existing client, or talk to you for perhaps longer if they are a new client coming for their evaluation session.
Then for the session, choose a piece that is exactly the same length as your session, or longer if you are happy to turn down the volume when you choose to finish. You may choose a longer length piece to enable you to work with your client in a less structured way, enabling you to have the option of continuing with them for as long as you feel is right for that session.
The exact length pieces you choose will be more useful as you set out a session plan that is structured around 30 or 40 minute therapy lengths.
The additional benefit of music to support you through this timed therapy is that it will help you keep track of time.
Look additionally for pieces of music that have a time marker on them, for example a bell chime every 5 minutes that helps you to keep track of time but also move onto another part of your therapy process.
Additionally, a more distinct chime or other sound (but still subtle and in keeping with the music and the therapy session) would aid you with confirming the last part of your therapy is coming up so that you can begin to raise your client out of the session and begin to connect with their surroundings again.
In part 2 I will talk about sound design and composition.