No, this isn’t an Americana thread, I’m talking about music that you listen to when you want to relax, slow down the old pulse rate, and who knows, even have a snooze. Perhaps I’m getting old, perhaps I’m getting stressed, but I’m finding that I’m enjoying listening to stuff like Ambient Electronica and Thunderstorms (that is recordings of actual thunderstorms, not the NWOBHM band; they’re shite) when I need to relax or clear my thoughts.
For example, I really like Marconi Union. You may remember that they were in the news a couple of years back because the world’s top scientists and boffins had determined that their track “Weightless” was scientifically proven to be the optimum music to send you to sleep. I think it was to do with the frequencies and pulsed rhythms. Anyway, it’s great stuff. But i want to find some more. So what are your recommendations? Recordings of Appalachian rainfall? Balinese Gamelan music? The Cocteau Twins?