Friday, June 19, 2020

Albums for these Stressful Times

Today I want to try something a little different: I want to provide some ambient album's that I think are fitting for these times, both thematically and due to their escapist nature. These albums are all dark, surreal, and dreamy, three words that basically sum up this year as a whole. I've been listening to these to help me get through all of this mess, and my hope is that they can help others in the same way.

I've recommended this album time and time again. I think I've mentioned before that it's my all time favorite album, and for good reason. It's a dark, dreamy, thematic album that has helped me drift off on more than a few occasions. 

Much like the above album, this album is dark and thematic with the heavy theme of rain. If your tired of the stresses of real life and are looking for an album to help you escape into a different world, one of dark streets and never ending raindrops, then this masterpiece is for you.

Much more dreamy and traditional-ambient-like than the first two albums, TOWERS is a wonderful four part journey through unique soundscapes that will help you leave the world's problems behind, if only for an hour or so.

The City in Rain provide exactly what you'd think: a journey through a dark, rainy city. This album is one of my more recent finds and I must say, I've loved it every time I listen to it. The atmosphere it sets is simply amazing.

Like every other album on this list, HK takes place in a city, specifically Hong Kong. It's use of fuzzy sounds, synths, and your typical city samples all blend together to create a dream-like feeling. If your looking for an album to truly escape into, this one is right behind 2814's 新しい日の誕生.

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