With its incredible sound palette, a supreme composition and excellent production values, this is one of the best songs I’ve ever heard. There’s so much going on in these five minutes that it’s almost unbearable. Close your eyes now and let two of the masters of psybient play with your mind. Your imagination will cry with joy.
Let yourself soar through a heavenly landscape of sound. You’ll find that Sarah’s moving voice has the perfect companion in the beautifully orchestrated instrumental ladder towards perfection.
This melody was famous almost a decade ago due to a remix by Tiesto, which, in my opinion, completely ruined the sacred feeling of this amazingly powerful song.
Minimal techno has always fascinated me. So much is possible, despite the relatively austere sound palette. A clever song construction is necessary to make this sort of music pleasant, and Boris Brejcha more than accomplishes this.
This is one of the most powerful songs I’ve ever heard. The instrumental and vocal buildup takes place wonderfully, but what I really meant with the word “powerful” lies in the lyrics of this song. I could say much more about it, but I’ll let these guys do the talking and you to do the thinking.
With its sharp sound and amazing attention to detail, this melody made it to the top of my best finds of this 2016. One can listen to this song for a dozen times and continue to find surprising details coming out from liquid depths that wobble and echo.
It’s danceable yet dreamy; at least until the planet-busting laser synth kicks in and turns the entire thing up to eleven. The word “obsessive” doesn’t quite do justice to this song.
Let’s go for some addictive electronic grooves, singed along the edges by the flames of a passing guitar. Combining sounds that remind us of the games of the past, this catchy song comes straight from the soundtrack of Super Meat Boy. Be careful, it may be more addictive than the game!
There are very few psybient songs that I don’t like, so it’s difficult to select a Weekly from the dozens I love. This is a recent find so I let its age push it to the top of the list. It’s a really well structured melody featuring good rhythms, layered choirs and a rich sound palette. It’s “psybient by the book” in all the good ways one can interpret the expression.
Even from the first listen, this song’s atmosphere surrounded and enthralled me. The old man recounting memories of his beautiful moments on this Earth is a perfect enhancer for the music. A relentless didgeridoo is accompanied by powerful vibes while the tribal chants echo from all sides. Oh yes, the tribal vibe is strong with this one.
Electronic music duo Svein Berge and Torbjørn Brundtland collaborated with singer Karin Dreijer Andersson to create this highly original composition. A lot is happening in this song. It feels quite organic. Bringing the hit home is Karin’s unique way of singing.
Get ready to be snapped away into a universe built by a myriad sounds. There are more things happening here than on some entire albums. And yet… a powerful sense of purpose permeates the melody.
There are very few songs that score this highly on the “mind-blowing” scale. Close your eyes and let your mind reach ecstasy through rhythm. And remember: bad sound ruins good music.