After my regular routine before bed, I turn on my iPad (or when I don’t have it, my iPhone) and play a set of ambient music that goes on loop for the rest of the evening. I don’t know about you, but listening to repetitive ambient sounds while in bed really helps me. And it’s probably cheaper than leaving the television on.
So for this weekend, here are four samples of ambient music which you may want turned on while you go about your weekend routine or help you sleep in the next few nights.
RainyMood is my hands down favorite site for ambient rain. The site prepares a 30-minute loop of rainfall from the first drop to the very end. Then repeat. You can even slightly make out a violin playing in the background at some point.
Circuli is a web experiemnt created by Batuhan Bozkurt. Essentially, it’s a visual way of creating your own loops and ambient sounds. As you place dots onto the screen, they expand. The bigger circles push the smaller ones out of the way and create a corresponding sound. Circuli is also available as a USD $0.99 download on iOS. Now the web version of Circuli changes its tempo to match the mood that changes throughout the day. At night, the tempo gets slower. The web version has limited functions, but fits the purpose of making your own ambient music for bed. The iOS version has more features.
BONUS: Try combining Rainy Mood with Circuli. The effects are amazing.
Star Trek Enterprise Engine Hum
This is a 24 hour long loop of the Star Trek Enterprise engine on idle mode. This is great for your room if you want to experience the ambient music of being inside the Enterprise. Note that this is just the loop of the idle engine and not the ambient sounds of the LCARS UI around the Starship.
You can download the entire loop here.
Not sure if you’re into “dark, ambient space music” but this one makes you feel like you’re traveling through space. It’s about 8 minutes long but if you download and loop it, can be rather relaxing in a really dark room.
What about you? What are your favorite ambient sounds which help you relax?