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Ten hours of Weightless

Wednesday, 16 November, 2016 0 Comments

The most relaxing song in the world is Weightless by ambient band Marconi Union from Manchester. Who says? Dr David Lewis-Hodgson, chairman of Mindlab International, says. The band produced the song in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy and, according to Dr Lewis-Hodgson:

“The song makes use of many musical principles that have been shown to individually have a calming effect. By combining these elements in the way Marconi Union have has created the perfect relaxing song. It contains a sustaining rhythm that starts at 60 beats per minute and gradually slows to around 50. While listening, your heart rate gradually comes to match that beat.”

For those suffering from extreme stress and pressure, here is the ten-hour version.


The Maccabees sing Pelican

Saturday, 29 December, 2012 0 Comments

Orlando Weeks, Hugo White, Felix White, Rupert Jarvis and Sam Doyle combine to comprise The Maccabees, an indie rock band from South London. On 9 January this year, they released their latest album, Given to the Wild. The first single released was Pelican and it was one of the best pop songs of the year.

To have it all and still want more
One things for sure we’re all getting older
So we take a lover waiting in the corner
Before you know it, pushing up the daisies


Tangled points of view, and all of them blue

Saturday, 18 August, 2012

“Life is sad / Life is a bust / All ya can do is do what you must / You do what you must do / And ya do it well / I’ll do it for you, honey baby / Can’t you tell?” Buckets of Rain from Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan, released […]

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