Calm Pill 45

Sense of Idle


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 Calm Pill mix features several artists whose great music deserves to be discovered and heard, but every now and then, a whole artist album inspires a mix of its own, and this is one such mix.

I’d like to present to you the debut album of marine eyes: idyll (marineeyes.bandcamp.com/album/idyll). She had but one simple intention in creating idyll: “to create a peaceful, gentle place.” And that she absolutely did! The album is exquisitely beautiful, combining ethereal vocals and soothing ambient chords with nature sounds she gathered from various locations like Ojai, LA hiking trails and even her bedroom window!

And if this beautiful music sounds familiar, it’s because I’ve featured Cynthia before in an album called awakened souls, which was inspired by the music of the ambient duo of the same name made up of Cynthia and her husband James Bernard. In fact, in recognition of the beautiful music this duo has gifted us over the years, the title of this album is a play on awakened souls’ album a sense of return and idyll.

As always, if you enjoyed this album, please look up the artists on Bandcamp or your favorite streaming service and support their music.


Also, did you know that I have another podcast called Chill Pills. It features the same quality of craftmanship and careful curation you’ve come to expect from this show but focuses on more genres of music spanning chillout, lounge, jazz, instrumental, lo-fi chill hop, etc. Check it out:
https://link.chtbl.com/ChillPills


Tracklist

00:00
Luke Howard ― A Softer World (Excerpt)

02:29
Olan Mill ― 4

03:25
marine eyes ― idyll

08:04
Cousin Silas ― A Circle Of Trees (Shadows On The Hill)

13:42
Hollan Holmes ― Aeon

18:28
Billow Observatory ― Calumet

23:18
marine eyes ― first rain

27:29
An Imaginal Space ― Cloudscape Timelapse 16.06.15 (Sunday Afternoon)

29:29
marine eyes ― roses all alone

31:34
of the quiet stars ― wading in overflowed meadows

33:42
marine eyes ― cloud collecting

37:42
Black Brunswicker ― Austro-Hungarian Blues (Extended Version)

42:19
So I’m An Islander ― Æ Skilt Sum Paje Hjemar (The Sign That Points Home)

46:02
Halftribe ― Archipelago

50:01
Halftribe ― Pneuma

53:15
awakened souls ― a sense of return

57:18
marine eyes ― on this fresh morning

June 27, 2021

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