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Discussion in 'Band Recommendations Forum' started by waif, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. waif

    waif Member

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    Looking for something to put on and fall asleep to. Genre isn't really important, but stylistically I basically want something instrumental or mostly instrumental, lots of repetition, good flow, and probably not too fast. I've had some success with Burzum - Belus, Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain, and The Cure - Disintegration, but I'd prefer something with fewer vocals. Looking for albums, rather than songs - something I can put on, leave on, and drift off to sleep.
    No recommendations too obvious and no genres or styles are out, but it has to be something I where I can get ahold of a physical copy without breaking the bank.
     
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    Tangerine Dream perhaps. Long airy passages that easily make you float away.



    I've used Bo Hansson's Lord of the Rings album to fall asleep several times. Perhaps more restless than the usual stuff, but the songs have a stripped down cyclical nature that is very soothing.

     
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    Shape of Despair -illusion's play. Any of their albums.
     
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    ExecutiveRob Silent City Studio

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    Check out "The For Carnation". Amazing 90's indie rock featuring members of Slint. Check out this tune from the self titled EP. It's one of my favourite albums to pass out to!



    For something slightly heavier, Earth's drone record "Earth 2" is pretty amazing. It's all about this track:

     
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    This Empty Flow - Magenta Skycode
    Plecid - I

    Both great albums, and very soporific.
     
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    -CC- Something in My Eye

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    Deep House is pretty good for making you sleepy, or when your baked in the last hours of the night.

     
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    Kammarheit's The Starwheel is an excellent dark ambient album. I believe this one is back in print so it shouldn't be a pain to obtain.



    I would also recommend Death in June's Rose Clouds of Holocaust or But, What Ends When the Symbols Shatter?. These ones can be pricey to obtain, but occasionally they sell for cheaper prices on eBay.





    I'm guessing you're already familiar with Sunn O))) ? I think they've got some stuff worth looking into like Black One, for something a little darker.

     
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    Thanks guys, some good stuff. I'll pick some up as soon as I have the funds.
     
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    Xorv Drug the Priest

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    STARS OF THE LID (US)

     
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    Khort Beer, bears, balalayka

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    god is an astronaut
     
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    Xasthur works well for me, pretty much all albums.
     
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    Thralldom Winter of My Bliss

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    I actually have used this album to fall asleep. Not that it's boring, but the homogeneity of it is so peaceful.

    In Gowan Ring is a fantastic folk project that inspires nocturnal bliss (for me, anyway).
     
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    We had a whole discussion about this on our show. These are what I recommend.
     
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    KafkaX Mr. Self Destruct

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    These are a few of the albums that are always on rotation for sleepy time.


    Hypomanie - Calm down you werent set on fire
    God Is An Astronaut - All is violent, all is bright
    Caspian - The four trees
    Helios - Moiety
    Trancelike Void - Destroying something beautiful
    Explosions in the sky - The earth is not a cold dead place
     
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    Master_Yoda77 True Doom

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    Lustmord - Heresy

    If you want to have extreme nightmares.
     
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    Boku no koto & Yakusoko no nin - fujita junpei (japanese)
    I am yours - texas in july
    Explosion in the sky's Take care take care take care
    Sigur Ros' Takk
    Peaceful forest & Streamside - soundtemp
    on my 8th day at sea - sun, cancelled
    Lux e tenebris & Aurora - Viatrophy
    Leila came round and we watched a video & Hilarious movie of the nine _ Four tet
    Home - Rivermaya
    When sun meets moon - Walid feghali
     

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