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January 21, 2013

Weightless: "Most relaxing song ever"

On October 16th 2011, Marconi Union created an eight minute track, 'Weightless' in collaboration with the British Academy of Sound Therapy.

In a scientific study commisioned by the Radox, it was labelled as the "most relaxing song ever". According to scientists at the renowned Mindlab institution it induced a 65 per cent reduction in overall anxiety and brought test subjects resting pulse rates to a level 35 per cent lower than their usual resting rates. The song features guitar, piano and manipulated field recordings. It is punctuated throughout by low tones that supposedly induce a trance-like state. -- Marconi Union - Weightless / SoundCloud

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 21, 2013 10:27 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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I keep thinking I'll hear a woman whispering "Big boys don't cry. . .big boys don't cry. . .big boys don't cry. . "

Posted by: Gottafang at January 21, 2013 11:18 AM

A nice dance beat for zombies.

Posted by: indyjonesouthere at January 21, 2013 2:33 PM

Early German techno was better.

Posted by: Peccable at January 22, 2013 6:32 AM

Well, I guess so. But, hey...flowers!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDc5-x4Hvd4

Posted by: Jewel at January 22, 2013 8:17 AM

Brr... soundtrack for a heart attack. Nominating here, Boss:

Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller

Posted by: Anon at January 22, 2013 5:30 PM

Could not listen to it. Made my blood pressure go up.

Posted by: CBDenver at January 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Doesn't do it for me.

Posted by: Grizzly at January 22, 2013 8:58 PM

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