Not that bloody massage parlour music

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At an afterparty in 2009 I put on Hammock's "Kenotic" LP and a woman at the party very unfairly said "not that bloody massage parlour music"

Now it's 2023, I make mixes, my wife has just qualified as an acupuncturist, and I want to make a mix for her to use during treatments.

Which tracks would you suggest which are very relaxing/meditative AND completely non-cheesy AND don't use any sort of Chinese/Indian/other Asian instruments?

You would think there is a lot of ambient music that fits the bill, but seems there is less than I initially though.

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:09 (four months ago) link

This is the first thing I thought of, but not sure if it works

Global Communication - Incidental Harmony (1992)

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:15 (four months ago) link

Probably not remotely what you mean but Les Professionals has always been the auditory equivalent of a big exhale that loosens your shoulders for me

mojo dojo casas house (gyac), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:24 (four months ago) link

I love it but it's maybe a bit too sexy

the world is your octopus (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:29 (four months ago) link

Something from Zeus & Apollo maybe?

groovypanda, Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:34 (four months ago) link

I'd recommend Christoph Berg's Paraphrases.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:50 (four months ago) link

I'd recommend some Nordic jazz noir

Thread of Jakob Bro (Danish jazz guitarist, maker of floating minimal ballads)

Jordan s/t (Jordan), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 21:52 (four months ago) link

I listen to the Swedish group Carbon Based Lifeforms a lot and find them very relaxing:

Tahuti Watches L&O:SVU Reruns Without His Ape (unperson), Wednesday, 15 November 2023 22:37 (four months ago) link

Andre 3000 just released an album for you :)

And co-sign on Carbon Based Lifeforms too. They've got. couple of good playlists on Spotify worth checking out.

groovypanda, Friday, 17 November 2023 07:40 (four months ago) link

Alabaster DePlume's latest album?

il lavoro mi rovina la giornata (PBKR), Friday, 17 November 2023 12:13 (four months ago) link

this one might be a little obvious if you like the sort of minimal Japanese ambient music that Youtube's algorithm pushes. But:

Deflatormouse, Friday, 17 November 2023 20:21 (four months ago) link

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