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kingblake
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posted 31 August 2004 04:35 PM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Since i was a wee lad, i've had to listen to quiet music in bed to fall asleep to. It helps me relax and clear my mind, so that i can sleep soundly. Or maybe it just makes that time before sleep go by more quickly?

In any case, i was wondering if anyone else was the same way, and if so, if there was any artist in particular that you like to listen to before entering dreamland. I'm generally able to fall asleep to just about anything, as long as its not too loud or violent. But i do recognize that some artists are more suitable than others.

So i'm wondering what other people find to be "relaxing" music.


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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 31 August 2004 04:39 PM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Victorialand by the Cocteau Twins is very ambient, in a floaty drift-off sense. The second side of Bowie's Heroes is good. Obviously Brian Eno is the king of this particular genre.
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chimo
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posted 31 August 2004 06:09 PM      Profile for chimo        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tangerine Dream - 220 Volt Live

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Primate1
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posted 31 August 2004 11:18 PM      Profile for Primate1   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I actually listen to hardcore music such as Alexisonfire and Glassjaw when I go to sleep. Don't ask how or why, but it works like a charm for me.
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Kevin
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posted 31 August 2004 11:52 PM      Profile for Kevin   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I listen to an all-news station to fall asleep. It's odd, but that way I don't miss out on anything and I think the pace puts me to sleep.
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Bill Haydon
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posted 31 August 2004 11:59 PM      Profile for Bill Haydon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Exploited sang my lullabies when I was a young boy
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 01 September 2004 12:48 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I once got into minor trouble for the way I introduced "Dead Cities" on the air. I said a certain mall in town was the ice floe of Saskatoon retail. Businesses went there to die.

I used to listen to Big Al and Eclectic Circus as I drifted to sleep. Now I drink myself unconscious.

One day, while going to sleep following a graveyard shift, I left the tone arm on my turntable to the side of the platter, allowing Rush's 2112 to play over and over. I later awoke from an intergalactic nightmare to the sound of "Attention all planets of the Solar Federation, Attention all planets of the Solar Federation, Attention all planets of the Solar Federation; we have assumed control, we have assumed control, we have assumed control."

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runner
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Riders on the storm....
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Michelle
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posted 01 September 2004 01:20 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Steely Dan. Very mellow.

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danrayd
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posted 04 September 2004 06:59 PM      Profile for danrayd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Kevin Harding:
I listen to an all-news station to fall asleep. It's odd, but that way I don't miss out on anything and I think the pace puts me to sleep.

I do this quite often....why, I don't know but it knocks me out....
If I sleep to music, my sounds of choice are usually Mars Volta....


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Amy
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posted 04 September 2004 07:15 PM      Profile for Amy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If I can find something to cover the LEDs on my stereo with, I tend to put the cure on. I used to listen to Aenima by Tool, but after a few thousand listens, I think I've worn it out. If I can't find fabric to cover up my CD player, no music for me; the LEDs, being right by my head, wake me up in the middle of the night.
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Gir Draxon
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posted 04 September 2004 08:31 PM      Profile for Gir Draxon     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
It usually doesn't make a difference what it is, but I do find that A Perfect Cricle (either Thirteenth Step or Mers de Noms) albums work quite well due to the mix of harder songs, softer songs, and instrumental interludes.
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Hawkins
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posted 05 September 2004 12:46 AM      Profile for Hawkins     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
two minute miracles and jim bryson
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Baldfresh
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posted 05 September 2004 04:28 AM      Profile for Baldfresh   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Sigur Ros
Mercury Rev
and a host of DJ mixes; the "Anotherlatenite" series in particular offers some of the best chillout music you will ever hear.

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kingblake
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posted 07 September 2004 02:05 AM      Profile for kingblake     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I love Steely Dan, but i don't know if i'd qualify Aja as sleepy music. Too funky!

I like some of the suggestions for more trip-hop and trancy stuff, like maybe Portishead. I also like acoustic-y folk stuff at night. Somehow i find listening to Bob Dylan's voice and lyrics to fit the bill. I guess Blood on the Tracks is just plain and simple suitable to any occasion.

Probably the mellow-est, chill-est music i have in my collection is Sade, Lover's Rock. Its an amazing album, and i'd recommend it to anyone. Don't worry though. Sometime in the late nineties she lost her sax player, and she's never looked back!


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beluga2
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posted 07 September 2004 02:46 AM      Profile for beluga2     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I think Brian Eno's Ambient I: Music for Airports is designed to soothe you to sleep. I caught myself yawning even when I was out for a walk listening to it on my Discman. Listen to it lying down, and I'm out in seconds.

Never tried it out in an airport, though.


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99th Floor
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posted 07 September 2004 03:18 AM      Profile for 99th Floor     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Screaming Lord Byron:
Victorialand by the Cocteau Twins is very ambient, in a floaty drift-off sense. The second side of Bowie's Heroes is good. Obviously Brian Eno is the king of this particular genre.

I used to work a night job for years so I became quite attuned to having the right kind of sleepy time music, and Victorialand was one my faves. But I have a list:

1. "Soul Kiss (glide divine)" -- Spectrum.
2. "Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld" -- The Orb
3. "Three Field Rotation" -- Fuxa
4. "Stereoscopic Soundwaves" -- Tomorrowland
5. "Wading and Waiting" -- Transient Waves
6. "Silver Lining Underwater" -- Orange Cake Mix
7. "Beverley Atonale" -- the Ladybug Transistor
8 & 9. "Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy // Art Forms For Dimension Tomorrow" -- Sun Ra
10. "Prazision LP" -- Labradford

Whew ... it's been a while since I made a fan-boy list like that!! Bonne Nuit!


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Vansterdam Kid
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posted 07 September 2004 03:44 AM      Profile for Vansterdam Kid   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pilate's 'Caught by the Window' puts me to sleep. Artists like Evanescence with a mix of harder and softer stuff can put me to sleep too also I've fallen asleep to Our Lady Peace albums. I actually like these artists and usually take some time out of my day to listen to them but if I get really tired I end up falling asleep . So it usually ends up being a prelude to an impromptu nap (if I have the time) cause I usually don't listen to music too fall asleep intentionally.
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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 07 September 2004 10:17 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
There should be legislation against Our Lady Peace's continued existence.
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banquo
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posted 07 September 2004 11:37 AM      Profile for banquo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Someone mentioned Brian Eno's "Music for Airports". I'll add his "Thursday Afternoon" and most especially "Neroli:Thinking of Music Pt 4."
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Screaming Lord Byron
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posted 07 September 2004 11:42 AM      Profile for Screaming Lord Byron     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I used to have the Orb's enormously long live album, that was useful, as is Surfing on Sine Waves by Polygon Window (aka Aphex Twin). On a more traditional tip, Nick Drake has a very lulling tone.
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