Mark A.

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Wash Away the Stress

Work has had me incredibly stressed out, so here are the albums that I use for a sonic escape. These are all ambient and drone-esque. Listen to these in a nice pair of headphones when you can get away from, you know...people.
Endless Falls

I have always loved listening to the rain; this takes the aquatic theme to the next level and submerges you in lush, ethereal compositions. While there are some tense moments, this is probably the most relaxing album in the list.
2A Winged Victory for the Sullen
A Winged Victory for the Sullen

This combination of classical piano, lush orchestral arrangements, and ambient is all-encompassing and otherworldly. Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O'Halloran struck gold by combining their talents on this venture.
Talk Amongst the Trees

This is a minimalist masterpiece; from the eerie but short "Area 41" to the absolutely majestic and lengthy "Taken".

Kenotic gives a very hopeful vibe from the beginning; it a quiet but joyous mood that is very hard to replicate. This is probably the most accessible of the albums listed.
5Brian McBride
When The Detail Lost Its Freedom

"Overture (for Other Halfs)" starts this album out like an all-encompassing, warm hug. While the album itself can move at a glacial pace, it washes over the listener effortlessly.

While this has more percussion than most of what's on the list, the sci-fi vibe of this album keeps the listener guessing from track to track while still managing a relaxing ambiance.
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