Music Talk Discuss music in all its forms: CD, MP3, DVD-A, SACD and of course live

Music to RELAX to...

Old 09-02-03, 03:14 PM
  #1  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
Music to RELAX to...

I have had trouble sleeping as of late. Anyone have any good songs to listen to that'll make me relax?

A shot in the dark, I know...
Tarantino is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 03:15 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 8,159
Brian Eno: Music for Airports
Hiro11 is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 03:44 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Seattle
Posts: 4,454
I have a CD of thunderstorms that knocks me right out.
palebluedot is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 05:18 PM
  #4  
Moderator
 
heimerSWT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Texas
Posts: 6,658
I have a friend that relaxes and falls to sleep listening to hard rock and metal. But, he isn't someone I would call normal.

I like listening to trance and new age music sometimes when I need help falling to sleep. Massive Attack and Sasha and Digweed's Communicate has been blended into my dreams quite often.
heimerSWT is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 05:21 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 2,187
Yeah, some Brian Eno ambience oughta do it.

Some Japanese relaxation CD's, there are thousands.

How about a metronome?
Parcher is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 05:29 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Rogue588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WAS looking for My Own Private Stuckeyville, but stuck in Liberty City (while missing Vice City)
Posts: 15,094
Café del Mar series..

Norah Jones, Sade, Everything But the Girl, Paul Hardcastle..

Tori Amos' "Scarlet's Walk"..

Me'Shell NdegéOcello's "Bitter"..
Rogue588 is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 05:55 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 634
Abraham - Magpie (Morgan Geist Remix)
Blue Six - Let's Do It Together
Blue Six - Sweeter Love
Chet Baker and Paul Desmond - How Deep Is The Ocean
Dave Brubeck Quartet - Take Five
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Moonlight In Vermont
Miles Davis - I Fall In Love Too Easily
Tony Bennett - The Way You Look Tonight
Wax Poetic - Technologie

TopHatCat64 is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 06:00 PM
  #8  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: New Jersey, where the state motto should be Leave No Tree Standing
Posts: 2,073
These work for me:

Brian Eno - Music for Airports

William Orbit - Pieces in a Modern Style

various composers - Adagios for Relaxation

various artists - Tea (a CD of traditional chinese music)

Donnie Darko soundtrack

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2

Coil - North (aka Winter Solstice) and most easily attainable on the compilation Moon's Milk (in Four Phases)

Banco de Gaia - Maya

Biosphere - Cirque, Patashnik, Shenzhou and Substrata (Substrata being my favorite)

Boards of Canada - In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country, Music Has the Right to Children, Geogaddi, Twoism

Tor Lundvall - Autumn Calls, Ice, The Mist

Moby - Ambient and any of his piano pieces ("God Moving Over the Face of the Waters")

Robert Rich - Trances/Drones

If you're looking for stuff with vocals:

Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun, ( )

Mum - Finally We Are No One, Yesterday Was Dramatic Today is OK

Delerium - Semantic Spaces, Karma, Poem, Chimera

Conjure One - Conjure One

Low - Long Division, Things We Lost in the Fire

The Notwist - Neon Golden
RevLiver is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 06:19 PM
  #9  
Moderator
 
wendersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Nuova Repubblica di Salò
Posts: 32,892
Since the first name that came to my mind when I saw this thread was Eno, I'll jump on the bandwagon and say any of his ambient music (such as Music For Airports) is excellenet for relaxation.
wendersfan is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 08:52 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
I'll try some Eno tonight. I'll let you all know!

Thanks!
Tarantino is offline  
Old 09-02-03, 11:24 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,866
Air
Sigur Ros
The Bus is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 01:59 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Josh-da-man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: The Bible Belt
Posts: 31,254
Enigma
Josh-da-man is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 02:09 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: La Crescenta, CA
Posts: 3,956
http://www.shoutcast.com/directory/i...enre=Classical
tor_greg is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 10:00 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Goat3001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: NYC
Posts: 16,945
Coldplay usually relaxes me. Like right now.
Goat3001 is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 11:29 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 10,059
I like Morcheeba for relaxing.
tofu is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 12:38 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 3,797
Sigur Ros
Godspeed You Black Emperor
Royksopp
Cocteau Twins

...among others.
Grimfarrow is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 02:37 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Obey The D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 8,622
Zero 7: Simple Things
Obey The D is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 02:54 PM
  #18  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Jun 1999
Posts: 15,108
Originally posted by heimerSWT
I have a friend that relaxes and falls to sleep listening to hard rock and metal. But, he isn't someone I would call normal.
I used to do this all the time & I think I'm normal

I'll usually throw on some techno now days. Paul Oakenfold, Sasha & Orbital mainly.
MJKTool is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 05:39 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 783
SPEED - One More Dream

[J pop group]

That song is all it takes for Sarareku,sleepy and so sleepy.
sararekuforever is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 06:42 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: In Yao Ming's left shoe
Posts: 1,733
Mazzy Star
Phuzbox is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 06:58 PM
  #21  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 440
Originally posted by RevLiver
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92 and Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2
Beat me to it, these are the first two that came to mind. Orbital's Snivilisation is also great for relaxing...superb album.
Jon
SubZero is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 10:35 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Numanoid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Down in 'The Park'
Posts: 27,882
I try to avoid "songs", that is, music with words. I find myself mentally singing along or listening to the words too much, distracting me from the desired effect. When I listen to music to lull me to sleep, I usually grabbed some of Bill Nelson's instrumental albums, or pretty much anything under the "New Age" umbrella.
Numanoid is offline  
Old 09-03-03, 11:40 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Rogue588's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: WAS looking for My Own Private Stuckeyville, but stuck in Liberty City (while missing Vice City)
Posts: 15,094
I may not be able to get to sleep tonite if Tarantino doesn't let us know how it turned out...

Rogue588 is offline  
Old 09-04-03, 12:42 AM
  #24  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,806
Originally posted by Rogue588
I may not be able to get to sleep tonite if Tarantino doesn't let us know how it turned out...



Last night I had a lot of stuff on my mind, a lethal injection wouldn't have put me to sleep. I'll try it tonight, promise.
Tarantino is offline  
Old 09-04-03, 01:18 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 2,502
Second Coldplay
gmal2003 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.