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Guys & Gals,

Music is frequently mentioned as an accompaniment to Aneros sessions. Although some users do not use music and/or find it distracting, I think it helps relax you and provides a method to keep you from over thinking the mechanics of technique in regard to the session.

Currently there are only two musical resources listed in the Related Products - Music section of the Aneros WIKI – ECSTACY is a music CD by Kelly Howell employing brain wave entrainment technology to induce Alpha and Theta brainwave states in the listener. Many Aneros users find this recording an aid to relaxation and obtaining Super-O states. Gamma Meditation System is a music CD by Dr. Jeffery Thompson also employing brain wave entrainment technology to induce different brainwave states in the listener.

IMHO, both of these albums are excellent, but I think we can provide some other choices to recommend as well. I’ve decided to start this thread in hopes of establishing a more definitive list of Aneros Aural Accompaniments that may eventually make their way onto the WIKI. I’ve done a little digging through some past threads and started a list of additional possibilities. If you have found an album that you can highly recommend please post the album name, artist, music genre and, if you like, a short synopsis of why you think it is appropriate for Aneros sessions. (HypnAerosession used Stasis & Box of Fysh” by Etherfysh as well as Karooshi Porn by Bjorn Fogelberg)

Here’s the list so far [in no particular order] :

“Colour Glow” – Ashera Anthony Asher Wright
Tantric Sexuality & Reiki Gold by Llewellyn
“Rings of Saturn” – Steven Halpern
Voyageur by– Enigma
Touch by John Klemmer
The Year of Living Dangerously Original Soundtrack by Maurice Jarre
Tantra Drums by Al Gromer Khan
Eternity by Deuter
Liquid Mind VI - Spirit by Liquid Mind

A couple of recent finds of my own are Future Forever by Ion & Dreamscapes by Rejuvenescence.

Several classical musical compositions have been proposed :

1st movement of Mahler's 9th symphony
“Bolero” & “Daphnis and Chloe” Ballet by Maurice Ravel
"Diabelli Variations" by Ludwig Von Beethoven
Brahms' First string sextet
"Gnossiennes 1-4" & "Trois Gymnopédies" Erik Satie performed by Pascal Roge
"Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis" by Vaughn Williams
"Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff
"Grande Messe des morts" & "Symphony Fantastque" by Hector Berlioz

Individual instrumental pieces suggested include the following :>/p>

Astronomy Domine, The Great Gig in the Sky, Interstellar Overdrive & Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun by Pink Floyd
Third Stone from the Sun by Jimi Hendrix
Himalaya & Summit by Vangelis
Aurora Borealis by Wendy Carlos
Phase Dance by Pat Metheney Group

Individual pop vocal pieces suggested include the following :

Teach Me Tiger by April Stevens
Damn, I Wish I Were Your Lover by Sophie B. Hawkins
Jungle Boogie by Kool and the Gang
Love to Love You Baby by Donna Summers
Telephone Man by Meri Wilson
88 Lines About 4 Women by The Nails
Me So Horney & My Seven Bizzos by 2 Live Crew
You Can Leave Your Hat On by Joe Cocker
Luv Song by Jane Jensen
Speed Racer by Aphex Twin
Pasties and a G-string by Tom Waits

Some Meditation programs have also been proposed :

Ultra Meditation: 5-Level Transcendence System – (5 CD set + user guide, very expensive)
Hemi-Sync® Support for Journeys Out of the Body
Complete Must-Have Collection of Binaural Beats Meditation BrainWaves Alpha Beta Theta Delta Gamma Hz.
Crystal Chakra Meditation with Antique Tibetan Singing Bowls.

Other artists have been mentioned but unfortunately members have not identified the albums, the artists are :

Enya, Tangerine Dream, Pink Floyd, Keiko Metsui, David Sanborn, Miles Davis, Sade, Seal, Zero 7, Air, Jam Nation, Grove Armada, Massive Attack, Electro Dance, Madonna, Philip Glass, Steve Roach

Natural sounds recordings are also employable :

Echoes of Nature collection, available on the Laserlight label, CD titles include : 'American Wilds', 'Ocean Waves', 'Morning Songbirds', 'Thunderstorm', 'Rainforest', 'Jungle Talk', 'Wilderness River', 'Humpback Whales', 'The North Coast' & 'Tropical Lagoon

In addition to the above mentioned professional recordings, there have been some user created binaural erotic recordings made, From @p3rv 's thread The Aneros Audio Experiment are several custom MP3 files employing binaural beat technology, they are Leak, RR, Ear Candy, SS, 5, Four, Erect, Messy, Ooze. From @p3rv 's thread The Erotic Audio Challenge are a few more MP3 files, they are mmO, Wet Dream, Oxygen, Orgasm, La Petite Mort, JRaC, Just Relax and Concentrate & Aneros Mantra.

Various members have also made suggestions for some other binaural recordings. Member @therealdeal99 suggested ANAL CUM - Getting Jizzed In The Rectum & On The Buttcheeks Many Times - Binaural Simulation & Enhance Self Love | Healing Music 528Hz | Positive Energy Cleanse | Ancient Frequency Music

I have also experimented with creating a couple of erotic 'soundscapes' that are available for download at my Rumelsounds site.

Member @darwin suggested checking out the website with Isochronic based tunes.

Member @marooned suggested checking out audio recordings of female orgasms.

Member @PistolPete79 suggested checking out the audio recording xfeefee (more female orgasms).

Member @euphemistic created the web site Aneros Session Download Site which contains Anerosession Audio recordings by a couple of veteran Aneros users @Brine & @BigOluver. Unfortunately this site is no longer available.

Audio hypnosis files have also been cropping up in discussions, I haven't listened to many of these but since members have mentioned them I've decide to add this category to the Aneros Aural Accompaniment group thread. In no particular order or orientation -> Pretty Little Toy MP3, Hands Free Orgasm, Hypnosis for Longer and Stronger Orgasms, Sensitive and Ready, Super-O Slut.

Member @Maximus1217 suggested sex-positive, male-positive erotic audio by Eve's Garden

Some mentioned authors/producers are Mistress Marisa, Nikki Fatale, Isabella Valentine, Mistress Samba, ShibbySays. Note: These artists offerings are distinctly Female Domination oriented so you have been warned.

New member @a-i-allie has created Mindgasm, a website with audio instruction sessions for developing orgasmic response with or without prostate massager use. There are a few free instructional sessions available, they are -> Lesson 1 - Introduction & First Steps, Lesson 2 - The Big Squeeze, Lesson 3 - The Eternal Wave. Further sessions must be obtained through Patreon membership, they are Lesson 4 - The Secret Muscle, Lesson 5 - Trinity & Lesson 6 - Eternal Flame with more to come.

Good Vibes to You!


   
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Rumel,

A good list which features some of my favorite pics too. Here are a couple of different musical sources, most on the shorter side....for the quickies!

Pink Floyd....Astronomy Domine....Ummagumma. 8:31 (live version). A little vintage psychedelia... black lights not required!

Lime and limpid green, a second scene
A fight between the
blue you once knew.
Floating down, the sound resounds
Around the icy waters underground.
Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania.

Pink Floyd, The Great Gig in the Sky, Dark Side of the Moon 4:47 . Clare Torry's vocal always struck me as being like a full tilt orgasm put to song, with all the phases represented...aftershocks too!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Third Stone from the Sun, Are You Experienced 6:44 Burn a little incense and space out.

Pat Metheny Group, Phase Dance , Pat Metheny Group 8:19. Wonderfully energetic, sparkling, builds to a marvelous crescendo.

Tom Waits, Pasties and a G-string, Small Change, 2:32. A sleazy proto-erotic rap good for a little of that 'ol New Orleans essence....this one is just for grins! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aup7ZJXAOsU

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BF Mayfield,

Well, you’ve certainly thrown me a curve there by suggesting some individual tracks, instead of complete albums, but after thinking about it, why not? I think that’s a good idea. In today’s MP3 player technology it is just about as easy to compile a collection of selections as it is to sequence a couple of full albums. This also would give users more flexibility in programming their own little Aneros Aural Adventure. I might even check into the possibility of licensing some of these tunes for inclusion into an audio omnibus album(s) that might be made available through this site along with “HypnAerosession”.

What about "Interstellar Overdrive" & "Set the Contols for the Heart of the Sun" by Pink Floyd, "Himalaya"(10:53) & "Summit" (4:30) by Vangelis?


   
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great idea for a post - and some great songs listed. you guys are showing your age with the old pink floyd stuff. the great gig in the sky is one fine song and I think the best on the album.
I always listened to enigma but have not paid attention to specific tracks. I will pay a bit more attention to names and see if I can get back to you with some of my favorites


   
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I recently *acquired* over 40 hours of mostly relaxing music and love songs, and I've been slowly listening through it.. anytime I find something that I think could work for an aneros session, I take note of it, and add it to a separate playlist.

I have played that playlist during some of my best more recent sessions, and it really seems to help. The playlist is a constant work in progress, but right now I have about 30 songs.

I kind of have my own criteria for what I like. Most of them are love songs, but anytime they have lyrics that *hint* at going into O-land that's a HUGE plus. I absolutely avoid songs with sad or depressing lyrics.

If anyone wants me to PM it to them, I will. I'm still a bit reluctant to post it given it's kind of long, and still a WIP. Also music is a personal preference, so I'm not sure it'll be what someone else wants.

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Classical music is a huge turn-on for me. I recommend Brahms' first string sextet, Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, and anything by Philip Glass.


   
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What?!? Nobody wants “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood? Maybe I’m not aiming high enough on my musical selection!

Also included in my personal favorites:

Damn, Wish You Were My Lover – Sophie B. Hawkins
Jungle Boogie – Kool and the Gang
Love to Love You Baby – Donna Summers
Telephone Man – Mary Wilson
88 Lines About 4 Women – The Nails
Me So Horney and My 7 Bizzos – 2 Live Crew
You Can Leave Your Hat On – Joe Crocker
Luv Song – Jane Jenson
Speed Racer – Aphex Twin (If you’ve never heard this one, Trixie has an orgasm at the end)
Boom Chica WaWa – Courtesy of 70’s porn

Nice topic! Keep the songs coming - I think it might be time for me to update my playlist!

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The Year of Living Dangerously, Original Soundtrack by Vangelis. Sensual, steamy, watery, wet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsBOxDM_Vek&feature=related

Aurora Borealis, Sonic Seasonings, Wendy Carlos. Back when Wendy was Walter, he helped Robert Moog develop the electronic synthesizer and shortly thereafter began composing music utilizing the instrument exclusively. This 1972 release contains compositions without a set melodic structure, an early form of what would later be called ambient music.

Gnossiennes 1 -4 Erik Satie, performed by Pascal Roge' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIVp05sEPhE&feature=PlayList&p=A12CD81F6477146F&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=2

Trois Gymnopédies Erik Satie performed by Pascal Roge'. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xm7s9eGxU&feature=PlayList&p=A12CD81F6477146F&index=4

While artists such as Ciccolini and Glazer have long been associated with Satie's work, Roge' really savors the Lento tempo. When I've used this in sessions I've found that it evokes the deep and mysterious elements of orgasm.

Vaughn Williams, Fantasia On a Theme by Thomas Tallis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y7nJL1hpUU ...would you listen to all that horsehair and rosin!

A bit before my time, but a gem nonetheless (from 1962).

Touch Me Tiger,
by April Stevens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omVBS2q1uHg&feature=related

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Listening to Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" with a Aneros certainly adds a new dimension to this grand piece.

Check it out here ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEllLECo4OM ) but the dynamic range is no where near to that of a CD.

From a different thread to keep this Wiki updated:

Thank you avl and rumel, I decided to incorporate music into my sessions after reading avl's post and now have some great ideas to get me started.

There is a service online that lets you listen to any song once for free! <a class="go2wpf-bbcode" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="www.lala.com">www.lala.comThen if you add the song to your collection you can listen to it as many times as you want. They give you 25 song credits (1 credit per song) to add songs to your collection. Credits costs $0.10 after you use up your initial 25 if you want more.

I don't think you even need to sign up to listed!

“Bolero” by Maurice Ravel
Songs by Steven Halpern

From Llewellyn's Tanric Sexuality album:
Tantra 1 - Llewellyn
Tantra 2 - Llewellyn
Tantra 3 - Llewellyn
Tantra 4 - Llewellyn

Just to name a few.

For more Tantra try

Al Gromer Khan "Tantra Drums" and his other pieces


   
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http://rapidshare.com/files/258617511/Mind_Paradise__30_minutes.mp3 hello has all 30 minute of happiness with your aneros


   
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Hi All

And thanks rumel for launching this growing library. 😀

One of the forms of classical music that most aspires to emotional journey from quotidian everydayness through deep reflection into soaring transformation and onto peace and gratitude, is the requiem. Mrs. a and I have a growing collection by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Fauré, Duruflé, and more, but the greatest for me and I believe as a stimulus, and guide for a profound orgcosmic trip, a spiritual orgasm par excellence, is the requiem, Grande Messe des morts of Hector Berlioz.

A neighbour of ours is a great Pink Floyd fan and on occasion plays The Wall outdoors at volume. 😯 I put the Berlioz Requiem up against the wall of sound anytime without hestitation! 😆

Fully staged, it is 450 orchestral musicians and choral forces, including an army of tympani "tuned" to full scales, four brass bands arrayed around the concert hall, and a compositional genius in Berlioz who can rock our entire universe sonically and the next minute float you on the most exquisite delicate haunting melodics addressed directly into your spirit-body/mind-wholeness-of-being. Astounding musical journey! 😀 😀

Here you can read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Requiem_(Berlioz) For some reason the "(Berlioz)" segment is not being included in the link here. Please type _(Berlioz) directly after Requiem in the web address bar, when taken the the Wiki general Requiem site, and then hit return again.

Here you can hear(parts)/download(entire) it: http://www.last.fm/music/Hector+Berlioz/BERLIOZ:+Requiem

We recently had the immense pleasure of be part of the audience for the final rehearsal for a performance of this unique masterpiece at a summer music festival, and I tell you the energies flowed and Flowed and FLOWED and Flowed and flowed and... and... .

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.... One of the forms of classical music that most aspires to emotional journey from quotidian everydayness through deep reflection into soaring transformation and onto peace and gratitude, is the requiem. Mrs. a and I have a growing collection by Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Fauré, Duruflé, and more, but the greatest for me and I believe as a stimulus, and guide for a profound orgcosmic trip, a spiritual orgasm par excellence, is the requiem, Grande Messe des morts of Hector Berlioz.
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We recently had the immense pleasure of be part of the audience for the final rehearsal for a performance of this unique masterpiece at a summer music festival, and I tell you the energies flowed and Flowed and FLOWED and Flowed and flowed and... and... .

Thanks for above tip, I just love "Symphony Fantastque" by Berlioz.

I presume one should not use the same piece of music to enhance/amplify one orgasmic trip - could it sort of music-hypnotise or condition you to release an orgasm just by listening to it. This will be a new one on the insurance company claim form "I was driving very cautiously and listening to FM Classic Radio 98.2. I remember 'Grande Messe des morts' of Hector Berlioz was playing at the time, the music caused my prostate to tingle and this led to an explosive rush of energies, the next thing I remember was my head in the airbag and the car rapped around the tree"

Joke aside, I find that playing music loudly during an Aneros session allows me to be more vocal and secondly when a wave of involantaries hit they last longer, body is shouting for rest - don't care - as the music keeps driving and encouraging the contractions increasing the pleasure, heightening the tension which releases into more stronger involantaries, all body shaking, spiralling up and up .... ah, ahh, Oh, OOWOOH, AAAAAGHAAAAHH ... all thanks to the music and Aneros


   
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I've been toying around with various types of music in relation to relaxation and "mood-setting" within the range of music that I already listen to and feel comfortable with. For instance, I'm quite the fan of classical piano and orchestral productions, but I can't quite use it for relaxation purposes because it's almost a distraction; however, I find the most unexpected types of sound, such as ambient high electronica or minimum-bass trance to be like an instant drug for a full-on drain into relaxation - at least for the purpose of an Aneros session (this, for example, is something that I can put on and just let my body go, though I doubt this particular piece would work for many others). Heck, even rock works for me sometimes - it just depends on where my mind is that day.

I'm not the biggest fan of "meditation audio" type stuff because none of it has a sound that I particularly care for (due to genrescrew, I'm sure - I'm kind of picky in the subgenres I like, but a lot of it just sounds like lulling ambience that's more likely to knock me out than consciously relax my mind). However Kelly Howell's Ecstasy has indeed shown positive effects in the sessions I've used it; I'd rather not abuse it if at all possible though.

I'm sure that all of these sounds affect everyone here a little differently. Everyone's mind is different in subtleties; mine is just a bit more fickle, I suppose. 😉 [/url]


   
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From another thread I posted in (most are clickable links to Amazon).

A few of my favorites:

-XX by XX
-Zero 7: When It Falls, Simple Things, The Garden
-Bliss: Quiet Letters
-Conjure One: Conjure One
-Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session, Pale Sun, Crescent Moon
-Bon Iver: For Emma, Forever Ago
-Morphine: Good
-Speck Mountain: Some Sweet Relief
-Trespassers William: Different Stars
-And just about anything by Nora Jones 🙂


   
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This is Part 1. Read with an open mind and the wish to explore something new. I sincerely believe it's worth it but you can't force yourself to like something and I understand that. If there's some interest,  Part 2 will be a list of bands and specific songs that people could like. If not, no great loss and everyone who plays along will have learned something about their musical tastes and opened their horizon. So fire up YouTube and follow me. I'll add some links as soon as I can.

I love my classical music for sessions. Give me the Moonlight Sonata or some Wagner and I'm a happy man. I experience "frisson" easily, always have since I was a kid.

Frisson. According to Wikipedia, it's also called "aesthetic chill" and it's exactly that, the goosebumps you get when listening to something beautiful. For me they are close cousins to the mini-o. I love em, I feel that they are really pure, just you and the music. What triggers most of them are unexpected passages or contrasts that take you out of your comfort zone. You'll see why that's important later... oh yeah, you can orgasm from them. Add the Aneros and you have something great.
Now, there's a lot of great "classic" classical music but not a lot of new stuff, unless you count movie soundtracks, but they all come from about three guys and it gets kinda stale. Enters metal ! That's where classical music is hiding. 

What you don't want :

You have bands doing brutal death metal, which is mostly about pushing the boundaries of bad taste. Most of the lyrics are disgusting, or at the very least in VERY bad taste. Now don't go watch that filth !!! Interest for Aneros is about minus 5 on a scale of ten. Sadly, that's what a lot of people think when you talk about metal music. Impressive technical playing, evil content. Forget that it exists.

What you DO want :

You also have melodic death metal (melodeath). And it's not about violence. A lot of musicians in that genre are classically trained and love classical music. They're very serious about what they do. You get deep vocals, some haunting melodies, raw emotions, virtuoso playing, unusual instrument pairings and progressions. Lyrics might be about man's place in the universe, dealing with grief or alienation, finding hope, and they're often beautiful or hit you right in the guts.

Now the vocals are an acquired taste and will turn a lot of people away, but there is real beauty to be found in them. A masterpiece of the genre would be Above the Weeping World by Insomnium. I wept more than once listening to this over the years. Concentrate on the music, tune the vocals out, stay with it and it will come together at some point.

Then you have symphonic metal like Epica or Nightwish that are fronted by female opera singers. You get heavy guitars and drums AND opera ! And violin, piano, choirs ! Cry for the moon by Epica is great, Dark Chest of Wonders by Nightwish is quite something. A lot easier to get into and they'll give you those chills you want. Warning : Some gutural growls in Cry for the Moon, 

Or symphonic death metal. Check out The Forsaking by the Italian band Fleshgod Apocalypse. The music video is beautiful. I'm serious. But someone dies at the end so I'm giving you the audio only.  

Note that a lot of these bands also do acoustic tracks or instrumentals so you can avoid the vocals. Dialogue with the Stars by InFlames is one that I like a lot. Man made God is by them also and somewhat heavier. 

Ok so that was long enough and I don't expect to convert a lot of people, but you never know... my mom loves that stuff and she's in her mid sixties, so why not ? 


   
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Great list from previous posts. I listen to many of those, but not necessarily during my sessions (I mean, I love Tom Waits, but...ok, each to his own.) The artists listed below are some of my go-to's for their instrumental only output. There's a lot to sift through here, and admittedly, many are pretty obscure - but IMO they're all jewels. The *'s are exceptional. All are perfect soundscapes for my calm ocean excursions.

To make it easy though, I will tell you that the best - by far, is Hammock. Hammock is a couple of guys who make instrumental/post-rock/ambient stuff that usually follows a typical format starting calmly, which slowly builds to orgasmic climaxes. Tracks are usually long, allowing you to really get into them. Go check 'em out at the Youtubes where you can listen to their full albums.You can thank me later.

Adam Bałdych (violin)
Alaskan Tapes * (ambient cello)
Alexandra Stréliski * (piano)
American Dollar * (post-rock, ambient)
Amiina (multi-instrument)
Andrew Wasylyk (multi-instrument)
Anne Lovett * (piano)
Anne Müller (cello)
Annie Warden * (piano)
Arnold Kasar * (piano)
Balmorhea * (multi-instrument)
Balustrade Ensemble (ambient flow)
Bosch's With You (post-rock)
Caleb Burhans (violin, multi-instrument)
Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (harp)
Christine Ott (synth)
Christopher Tignor (violin, synth)
Chronotope Project (cello, synth)
Chuck Johnson * (guitar effects)
Conor Walsh * (piano, multi-instrument)
Daniel Santiago & Pedro Martins (acoustic guitar)
Duo Noire (acoustic guitar)
Eluvium (ambient flow)
Eraldo Bernocchi * (ambient flow)
Esbjörn Svensson Trio * (chill jazz)
Esmerine (experimental, multi-instrument)
Explosions In The Sky * (post-rock, incl. Friday Night Lights soundtrack)
Flying Horses * (multi-instrument)
Hauschka (piano)
Ian Maksin * (cello)
Jacob David (piano)
Keaton Henson * (piano, Six Lethargies, Romantic Music)
Ludovico Einaudi * (primarily piano, also cello & violin, any of the Seven Days albums)
Manet (pretty dark, but chill jazz)
Max Richter (soundtrack, nearly classical)
Mike Oldfield (multi-instrument, a mixed bag for our purposes, but *Ommadawn is amazing.             
Michael Hedges *(incredible acoustic guitar, mainly the early albums)
Michael Vincent Waller (piano)
Nils Frahm * (piano mainly)
Poppy Ackroyd (piano, multi-instrument ambient)
Rachel Grimes/Rachels (mainly piano, multi-instrument)
Shards (ambient, unique ethereal vocals as instruments)
Steve Roach * (flowing ambient, many albums)
Trent Reznor/Nine Inch Nails (Ghosts V Together)
Tim Story (multi-instrument)
Yagull (Piano & acoustic guitar)
Yndi Halda * (post-rock)

Addendum - classical composers:
Arvo Part
Claude Debussy
Erik Satie
John Luther Adams
Maurice Ravel
Morton Feldman (slow as a sloth, but contemplative nonetheless)


   
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Oooh that's quite a list ! From your modern list, I know Trent Reznor from NIN, and that's it. So I'll have a lot of stuff to check out.  I listened to some Hammock and can really see where that style could fit with a long meditative session. Let's say I wanted to combine about 1 hour of their tracks, should I go for a complete album or mix and match ? What would you recommend ? 

Normaly I like my instrumentals to hit a little harder, and was very happy to discover Synthwave in the last years. Like this Mix for example. Synthwave is based on 80's film and videogames music, so if you remember that period fondly, it might be of interest. It's a little cliche, but in a good way comforting way. 

Or check Perturbator which is in same vein but more thriller / sci-fi oriented. I find that when the music has more complexity or variations, I can concentrate on it instead of over analyzing what is happening in my body, and that makes it easier to "let go". If if a session gets a little too intense or I find myself trying to influence things, I can always bring more focus to the music and go back and forth as needed. When I use soundscapes or nature sounds, at some point I tend to forget that the music is there at all so I can't use it that way. 

 


   
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