A new album from recording artist Moby includes several hours of ambient music designed to help listeners sleep, as reported by AXS.
What do you do when you’re one of the world’s top electronic artists and you can’t sleep? If you’re Moby, you create hours and hours of ambient music to relax your brain and allow you to drift off to a good night’s rest.
Moby revealed that he’s been creating music for such purposes for years now, and he decided to share the tracks by releasing them for free on an album called Long Ambients 1: Calm. Sleep. “Over the last couple of years I’ve been making really, really, really quiet music to listen to when I do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic,” Moby explained on his website (via Rolling Stone.) “I ended up with four hours of music and have decided to give it away.”
The album was quietly released earlier this year, but media outlets didn’t seem to notice until this week. The 11 tracks, which are titled simply “LA1,” “LA2” and so on, are exactly as Moby describes. They range from 17 to 35 minutes each and feature whispers of atmospheric electronics designed to soothe the soul. Like the sound of crashing waves or pouring rain, the monotony and gentle tones of the music provide a calming effect.