A Closer Listen’s Spring Music Preview 2020 ~ Ambient & Drone 

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The world is worried. On top of our normal concerns (war, famine, politics, economics, relationships), now we have a virus to contend with as well. Ambient music offers calm in the midst of anxiety, peace in the midst of turmoil. In contrast ~ or perhaps in compliment ~ the dark ambient and drone genres provide soundtracks to our deepest fears and anxieties, acknowledging that such things are real. They may offer cold comfort, but also provide an essential empathy. We hope there’s a new album for everyone in this preview: a go-to release that will help to slow a racing heart, calm an agitated mind, help an insomniac to sleep. Some may say that this isn’t medicine, it’s music; but fans of these genres know that their music can be both.