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Mystic Muse
2009-08-03, 12:33 AM
you know those songs that are calm enough to fall asleep to? those are the kind I'm looking for. I don't mind if they're sad as long as they aren't graphic. I just want a type of music I can fall asleep listening to.

SilentNight
2009-08-03, 12:48 AM
Well, as a small child, I used to listen to Enya (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiFTXckh0zU) every night. Quite calming in my opinion. I would also recommend the Dalai Lama's chants if you can get your hands on them.

Hida Reju
2009-08-03, 04:22 AM
Richard Searles album Ancient Isles here is a few of the songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVF2Y8oPhE&feature=PlayList&p=3DE7119135782BA8&index=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Qx4sUcgJU&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Qx4sUcgJU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV6ma3C4T00&feature=related

Sneak
2009-08-03, 04:34 AM
Try listening to any of Iron & Wine's first two albums, The Creek Drank the Cradle and Our Endless Numbered Days. The second is better, IMO.

And prepared to be soothed.

thubby
2009-08-04, 06:19 AM
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/185335

newgrounds has a surprising amount of that sort of thing, or maybe i just have a weird taste in music.

BHodges3
2009-08-04, 10:18 AM
Used to play Enigma cd's when I was young to fall asleep. The whole nature cd thing turned me off due to the constant sound of running/trickling water. Made me need to use the bathroom nonstop.

xPANCAKEx
2009-08-04, 10:36 AM
anything by This Will Destroy You

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOXmWUAXMYQ

completely instrumental band, some swells to the music, but nothing so much that it will put you off relaxing

ludovico einaudi - piano with the occasional bit of cello accompanyment

Godspeed you! Black emperor - more post rock
Explosions In The Sky - EVEN MORE post rock

valadil
2009-08-04, 11:21 AM
anything by This Will Destroy You
Godspeed you! Black emperor - more post rock
Explosions In The Sky - EVEN MORE post rock

I love the post rock, but can't imagine trying to sleep to it.

The Dark Fiddler
2009-08-04, 11:25 AM
Still Alive. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6ljFaKRTrI)

Seriously, its very calming for me. Of course, out of context, some lines can be a bit... odd...

"I'm not even angry.
I'm being so sincere right now.
Even though you broke my heart.
And killed me.
And tore me to pieces.
And threw every piece into a fire."
For example.

13_CBS
2009-08-04, 12:08 PM
Try Gregorian Chant, like The Benedictine Monks of Santo Domingo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ela-Z7HqqS8). Very soothing, very calm.

eidreff
2009-08-04, 01:31 PM
Martha's Harbour. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCuSo8q7HnI) by All About Eve. It's not a prolonged piece tho'

Deep Forest (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4mskaR3OzE) do some nice restful trancy music... I had a friend who used that so send him to sleep every night :P

There are some very good classical pieces too. I like Barber's Adagio for Strings (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMz8fKkG2g) and Allegri's Miserere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x71jgMx0Mxc)

Dragor
2009-08-04, 02:52 PM
Call me weird, but I find Sigur Ros very relaxing.

nothingclever
2009-08-04, 03:17 PM
These are soft enough for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skm538-28EU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R6CnMfGLvs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaOSiAMxKV0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NHURAqtty8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_riuDWoB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esgEoL9M4_8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyYJLP1W50g

Vaynor
2009-08-04, 03:27 PM
Almost anything by Belle & Sebastian.

Tiger Duck
2009-08-04, 03:42 PM
Ahead By A Century by The Tragically hip
Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth byPrimitive Radio Gods
Vienna by Ultravox
Gabriel by Lamb
Little Arithmetics by dEUS

Corlindale
2009-08-04, 03:50 PM
Almost anything by Belle & Sebastian.

That was the first that popped into my head when reading this topic title.

Some ambient/new age stuff may work as well, try checking out Project Divinity (http://www.mikseri.net/artists/?id=48148) - it's freely available, and very tranquil and soothing. It's soundscapes rather than actual music.

Sigur Rós is nice, though some of their songs "suffer" (for your purposes) from having agressive parts as well. The same is true of Godspeed, except to an even greater extent. You don't want to calmly fall asleep only to have a combined trumpet-violin-drum solo kick in at high volume:smallsmile: And I also suspect that falling asleep to something like The Dead Flag Blues might produce nightmares...

I can also recommend a lesser known band called Efterklang. They do a sort of mix of electronica, classical and choir singing - a lot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCOxMhyb39c&feature=related) of their (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1mVSTnzxBs&feature=related) stuff (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxiCmWRxcPs&feature=related) is very calm and soothing (the last song does go a bit Godspeed at the end, though).

The Vorpal Tribble
2009-08-04, 03:51 PM
You'll almost cry yourself to sleep...

I Cannot See His Color - The Village soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CrkQWFHm-8)
In My Dream - Patti Austin (http://new.music.yahoo.com/patti-austin/tracks/in-my-dream--446083)
Lonely Shepherd - Gheorge Zamfir (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qsgBF7ZIsk)
Moondance - August Rush soundtrack (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVY5fFBcjzk)
Night Rain - Jim Brickman (http://www.rhapsody.com/jim-brickman/simple-things) (scroll down and click it, can't find youtube link)
Perfect Day - Miriam Stockley (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xeVV2KD1GqU)
Stranger On A Hill - Bjorne Lynne (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc_Qk6xypAg)
Thank You - Dido (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1CjbcqhGyU)
The Dance - Garth Brooks (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q10cZpF1lE)

Mystic Muse
2009-08-04, 03:58 PM
These are soft enough for me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skm538-28EU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R6CnMfGLvs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaOSiAMxKV0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NHURAqtty8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM_riuDWoB4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esgEoL9M4_8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyYJLP1W50g

these just scare me.

Fiendish_Dire_Moose
2009-08-04, 11:15 PM
If you want soft, but GOOD music, go with The Mountain Goats.
Personally, I sleep to Cradle of Filth. But that's just me.

Decoy Lockbox
2009-08-05, 11:00 AM
I like to fall asleep to Therion's "Clavicula Nox". Many songs by that band are rather soothing in fact. I have fallen asleep to black metal before though, which was sorta fun, in a creepy sorta way.

The Dark Fiddler
2009-08-05, 11:19 AM
I'd like to point out that although it's far from a calm song, I find Never Gonna
Give You Up soothing.

No idea why though.

pita
2009-08-05, 05:49 PM
You Rickroll yourself to sleep? Awesome.
I fall asleep to RHCP.
Some of the tunes to the Dexter soundtrack are great, especially Astor's Birthday, and I think Courting the Night.

Elfin
2009-08-05, 05:57 PM
Richard Searles album Ancient Isles here is a few of the songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnVF2Y8oPhE&feature=PlayList&p=3DE7119135782BA8&index=1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Qx4sUcgJU&feature=related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9Qx4sUcgJU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yV6ma3C4T00&feature=related

Wow, great stuff.

Lorn
2009-08-05, 06:16 PM
VNV Nation - Secluded Spaces (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XPfeOB4Yq8)

VNV Nation - As It Fades (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geTjphxKsQI)

Ayria - St Edith (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBcKScLbhaE)

Aesthetic Perfection - Ersatz (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S0IeVILpD8)

Aesthetic Perfection - Overcast/Relapse (technically two songs, but bleh) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNdvC5Be7nQ)

:wumpscut: - Angel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvyFHqauIIc&feature=related)

Probably a lot more by similar bands.

Jinura
2009-08-06, 05:44 AM
Try some classical music, like Vivaldis Four Seasons, that one is nice for that.

And I once fell asleep during a music lesson where two kids sat "playing" drums ( hitting random drum parts, loving the crash cymbal.." ) And once fell asleep to Don't stop me now with headset on..

aethernox
2009-08-08, 04:25 AM
Palmless Prayer / Mass Murder Refrain, the Mono & World's End Girlfriend collaborative album. Really nice blending of post rock and modern orchestral.