[Playlist] The Void: Dark Ambient for Deep Meditation, Vol. 1
Chthonic Cathedral Project by Danica Swanson
1. Mulm - Night Water Reflection
2. Hum - The Spectral Ship
3. Kshatriy - Interplanetary Abyss
4. Svartsinn - Tremors Within the Void
5. Creation VI - Natura Renovator
6. Alphaxone - Secret Path
7. Northumbria - The Stars as My Guide
8. Tertium Organum - Aeon
9. Troum - Licht-Brandung
10. Tho-So-AA - Section I
11. Mesektet - Hollow Monoliths
12. Creation VI - Divine Intervention
13. Halo Manash - Tulelle
14. Coma Centauri - Sleeper
15. Metatron Omega - Illuminatio
Listen to the full uninterrupted playlist HERE. (Total time: 2 hr 55 min.)
Aficionados of dark ambient music know it can serve as a highly effective meditation aid. Through the phenomenon of entrainment, the body syncs up its autonomic mechanisms with external rhythmic patterns in ways that induce deeper meditation. With no sudden, dramatic shifts in volume or tempo that might jolt you out of your reverie, this playlist is carefully selected to gradually and steadily lull the would-be psychonaut into deep inner journeys and trance states. Headphones recommended!
The Mulm track, “Night Water Reflection,” has seduced many neophytes into “the dark side,” converting them into dark ambient fans. And both of the Creation VI tracks - especially “Natura Renovator” - fuel my writing trance states beautifully. I retreat into my writing cave, shut out the world, put “Natura Renovator” on repeat, and write for hours with only the faintest awareness of the passage of time. It’s a 23-minute track; something about the progression of it digs deep into my embodied awareness and dredges up amorphous material from…I know not where. It simply arrives on its own timetable, unbidden, accompanied by a driving sense of urgency to translate the creative flow into words.
Feedback on this playlist has been phenomenal. Thank you! It ranks among my most well-loved playlists of all. I’ve got much more where this came from, so you can look forward to additional volumes.
My original plan was to stick to 13 tracks for my playlists, but sometimes (OK, OK, often) I just can’t stop at 13.