Ambient music has been known to aid in the ease and treatment of anxiety, there is a systematic pattern which exists between long swooning pads and the very essence of relaxation in itself. Much in the same way as the sound of soft rainfall can put us at ease, so too can musical textures and soundscapes.
C.R. Gillespie is about to release a 75 minute piece of long form music, recorded at home in the Vancouver islands. It's a beautiful showcase of dense textural processing and was "inspired by the kind of technological deep-listening pioneered by artists like Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Spiegel, and Steve Roach". The album was originally recorded as a therapy aid and features sine tones, field recordings, abstract instrumentation and beyond. A dreamy, ethereal trip through a dimension lesser travelled, far away from the noise in our heads.
We invited him to pick apart some of the influences which have helped formulate his musical leanings. The nature of insomnia and the night time has helped guide and shape some of what has followed...
"Although Insomnia isn't a too-regular hassle for me, I could attribute this to my nightly ritual of using records to gradually sedate myself into the nocturnal sweet spot. A few of these selections I even refuse to play during daylight hours; so attuned to the night-vibe that I can't stand the thought of hearing them with daylight trapped in my corneas. Usually a couple of these bad boys is all it takes to knock me out, replay and shuffle as necessary. Goodnight!"
Buy Concentration Patterns by C.R Gillespie HERE.
Maitreya Kali - "Sam Pan Boat"
From the stunningly beautiful psych-folk artifact Apache/Inca, "Sam Pan Boat" is a cosmic journey into Maitreya Kali (Craig Smith)'s acid-soaked mind, and with its opening AUM, it prepares you for the essence of all reality; the sounds of the universe (which comprise the rest of my list).