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Calm Pills - Soothing Space Ambient and Piano Music for Relaxing, Peaceful Sleep, Reading or Mindful Meditation

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Calm Pills are ad-free, multi-artist ambient albums, seamlessly mixed to help with relaxation, meditation, reading or deep sleep. Mostly consisting of instrumental ambient sounds, natural soundscapes and soft piano music, these mixes will help you completely relax your mind and body. Also available… read more

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Imaginary North

September 26th, 2023

Over years of mixing ambient music, I have come to fall in love not only with certain …

Human Is Alive

August 8th, 2023

This mix is dedicated to one of my favorite ambient producers, Human Is Alive (Pavel Lipatov). He is amongst the most featured artists in this podcast for a …

Station of Contentment

July 20th, 2023

When you unconditionally love the Giver, that love transcends to His gifts, and inspires you to pursue a path towards a station of contentment.

Making this mix …

Signed I Wish You Well

June 2nd, 2023

Dedicated to the memory of my late friend Nabil.

“There are friends I still remember
Though time and tide have left their tell
And still the one thing that I …

The Traveller

May 17th, 2023

“Every day I get closer to our meeting
I feel like I’ve been walking this path for a thousand years
and yet I’m still not there
So close, and yet so far still

Le Code

February 25th, 2023

Immerse yourself in the mediative sounds of this episode’s featured artist: Le Code. He is an electronic producer from France who transitioned to producing …

Dear Gravity

January 10th, 2023

This mix is dedicated to Mike Graff, a Minneapolis-based composer, producer, and sound …

Glimmer in the Dark

December 23rd, 2022

Nights are long, and winter in the northern hemisphere is here to stay. I hope you all are keeping warm and wanted to sign off this year with one last Calm Pill …


December 2nd, 2022

This mix celebrates a life milestone. Now that I’m 40, I look back in appreciation of every period of my life that has shaped who I am. What seemed like …

Ballad of Dreamland

November 20th, 2022

“Take me to your dreamland
A place where we can be forever
As our bones crumble to dust

Falling Up

October 30th, 2022

Gratefulness and humility are two qualities that elevate humankind. Combined, they cushion …

All That Blooms Must Fall

September 24th, 2022

“One autumn day I was in the park. Absorbed in the contemplations of a very small, …

Return to Eden

September 5th, 2022

“imagine, the time when we all learn the art of living
rather than just continuous breathing
there’ll be no more lies
there’ll be no more cries
we’ll all have …


July 1st, 2022

“In each of us
There once was a fire
And for some of us
There seem as if there are only ashes now

But when we dig in the ashes
We find one ember
And very gently …

Chance for Splendor

June 10th, 2022

“Cold and drifting,
nothingness and floating,
swimming through zero gravity,
A thought …


April 12th, 2022

This mix is an ode to one of my favorite ambient mix series of the same name by Alex Hephaestian. Themed around highlighting ethnic ambient music from around …

The Artist

March 27th, 2022

“When you fall in love with a work of art, you’d die to meet the artist.

I am a student of …

Quiet Peace

February 25th, 2022

“The sun is so beautiful in the early morning. It does something to the trees that you …

Letting Go

February 5th, 2022

This mix is inspired by heal., a magnificent meditative album by the talented man behind Project AER. He usually produces heartfelt lofi music, but when he …


January 13th, 2022

To Chris, in celebration of his birthday, life, and legacy. He would have been 37 today …

We Have Been Here Before

December 23rd, 2021

As 2021 comes to a wrap, it feels like we should be seeing the pandemic off, but the …

Way Back When

December 2nd, 2021

It’s my 39th birthday today 🙂 🎂

Inspired by the soothing music of Human Is Alive (, I wanted this mix to induce reminiscence of …

Moon Shadows

November 18th, 2021

“In the shadow of a moonlight gaze
a cold and misty type of haze
washes over me as if my …


October 21st, 2021


This episode celebrates 50th Calm Pill milestone 🎉 Thank you everyone for supporting the show by tuning in, sharing it with friends or leaving a review. And …


September 30th, 2021


So what about it all my friend ?
Has life smiled upon your face?
Do you feel the warming …

Chakra Meditation

August 23rd, 2021

Inspired by Constance Demby’s album Sonic Immersion, my hope for this mix is to help you bring calmness to a disturbed mind, inviting you to interface with the …


August 6th, 2021

This mix is inspired by the meditative music of Macroform, from a wonderful song called

Sense of Idle

June 27th, 2021

There are 3 principles guiding the creation of Calm Pill mixes: song curation with variety, production value, and showcasing artists. On the last one, every …

Into the Dream

June 6th, 2021


“There’s a place where I go that no one else knows,
Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
A place out of reach of any man’s hands,
Safely secluded in a …

Place to Rest My Head

May 5th, 2021


As I lay my head to rest,
I pray my dreaming will be blessed:
With glittering starlight upon the moon,
Floating like a lost balloon.
With chuckling streams that …

Suspended Memories

April 13th, 2021


I’m pleased to announce the launch of Calm Pills Ambient Radio ( a free 24/7 online radio station playing your favorite Calm Pill mixes which you can tune into anytime and just hit play!

Calm …

Remember Me

March 22nd, 2021


I dedicated my last Chill Pill mix to my best friend who left this world all too quickly last month from his short-lived flight with COVID. Since then, and …

An Ocean of Stars

February 7th, 2021


I’m happy to present the very first guest mix on this show, by none other than my friend …


January 3rd, 2021


Happy new year everyone. Let’s make the best of 2021. I’m energized and looking forward to crafting for you more mixes showcasing the best of what ambient genre …

Tomorrow's Lights

December 12th, 2020


What a year 2020 has been! We’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re here and we have few …


November 14th, 2020


On the eve of the 4th anniversary of Calm Pills (this series began back in Nov 15, 2016), let’s take a trip back in time to the very first ambient mix I ever …

Deathless Slumber

October 15th, 2020


I’m back with yet another guest mix. This time I approached Alessio who hosts Corsica One, …


September 25th, 2020


In his seminal album Ambient 1: Music for Airports, Brian Eno proclaimed “Ambient Music must be able to accommodate many levels of listening attention without …


August 26th, 2020


I call to you in longing
by the light of the moon,
billowing clouds envelope me
with absence of pain or fear
all time suspended.

In the stillness of this night,

Drowning Last Light

July 21st, 2020


Brilliant colors wash over the sky
The wonder of it all brings out a sigh

Clouds bathed in …


June 14th, 2020


This album is dedicated to Antonymes, an artist whose work has inspired me for years. Ian’s music has been described as “rich in ambient textures and tonal …

4 Years

May 31st, 2020


Time goes by but memories never fade. I released this mix on this day 4 years ago, a week …

Stream of Thought

May 16th, 2020


I’m lost in a stream of thoughts
Afraid of controlling the dark
If hope shall come to …

Refracted World

May 6th, 2020


This mix is inspired by one of the best ambient albums I have heard in recent memory: Kaleidoscope by none other than my good friend and previous mix …

Slow Drifter

March 29th, 2020


Holding the compass of uncertainties,
Carrying the baggage of memories,
The drifter is …


February 23rd, 2020


Nils Feldhus is one the most productive and talented fellow mix producers that I know. He hosts two shows on Proton and Frisky Radio and have been curating …


February 6th, 2020


My thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by the vicious 2019-nCoV Novel …

Unabridged Rest

October 31st, 2019


“Cool night air lulls us to cast away our net defenses, and bury our weariness deep into …

Beauty In Decay

September 28th, 2019


Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception. Watching the trees turn …

Heaven Sings

December 15th, 2018


May the music of the heavens,
Dance around you in the air;
May each step that you are taking,
Be paved with great success;
And behind each door you open,
There …


August 3rd, 2018


After some time in the works, I’m happy to share this latest installment in the Calm Pill series: a first of a kind double album that I created exclusively as a …

Before Sunset

April 17th, 2018


The spirit of spring rises,
into a blissful gate to heaven.
Where dreams revive, and …

Day & Night

March 4th, 2018


Do you trust night to turn to day?
I think I trusted it once.
Maybe a long time ago.
I know my brain believes,
letting go gets you gobbled up,
so you never see …

Star Encounter

February 5th, 2018


We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and …

Painting Twilight

January 5th, 2018


“There is a sense of timelessness in the twilight.
Of time standing still and extending into the infinite.
Of sadness and hope.
Of yearning and satisfaction.
Of …


December 5th, 2017


A sunny afternoon at the park lake.
Waves ripple ashore.
Birds sing in the trees.
Children laugh and shout at some playground in the distance.

And here you …

Introverted Chords

September 17th, 2017


There is comfort in reclusion. With the sensual beauty of the piano, this mix will caress …

It Was Beautiful

August 20th, 2017


It was beautiful
It was green and clean.
The smell of fresh air
The sound of the river …

The Healing Lake (TV-PG)

July 15th, 2017


I shall have some peace here, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
I will arise and go now, for …

Tone Poetry

June 15th, 2017


This mix is an ode to my good friend Tonepoet. His original guitar-infused ambient productions and mixes are second to none and are always a source of …


May 17th, 2017


Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have …

Peaceful Moments

April 8th, 2017


When peace sets over, no feeling compares. A mellow, loving feeling pervades this mix, …

Dreams from the Sea

March 12th, 2017


I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s …

Fragments of Memories

February 13th, 2017


Today’s moments are tomorrow’s memories, but sometimes we don’t know the value of a moment …

Clair de Lune

January 10th, 2017


The true joy of a moonlit night is something we no longer understand. Perhaps we can learn …

The Safest Place

December 11th, 2016


Every one of us has their comfort zone. This mix invites you to ponder what’s beyond. Is your safest place really what you think it is?

“Safety and constancy …

Lullaby for Grownups

November 14th, 2016


Good night – may you fall asleep in the arms of this graceful ambient mix.

“Somewhere over …

Slowly Dusk

November 14th, 2016


Through stained glass, ever deepening colors, slowly dusk.

“I find it incredibly amazing …

Still Habitat

November 14th, 2016


When everything is moving and shifting, the only way to counteract chaos is stillness.

“There is a presence, a silence, a stillness which is here by itself. …

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