This album was a reminder in my life that being at home isn't a bad thing. It's easy to get caught up in life wishing you were on a vacation or somewhere else. However when you take a quiet moment to breathe and reconnect with your surroundings, you can often times surprise yourself with the beauty of the moment. The goal of Little Symphonies complete discography is to help you reconnect to that quiet calm within us all.
Dia Vago was the gentle reminder I needed to stay present and appreciate what I have. Just like we can't predict the rain or the weather, we can't predict life's big events either. The best we can do is take it in stride. Some days the world moves quick and some days the world moves slow. There's no need to pass any judgement as every moment has it's place.
Rain Music Therapy
Rain music is steadily becoming one of my favourite flavours of ambient music. I find that the pitter patter of the rain punctuates the ambient pad sounds and injects a lot of movement into the sound. Rain is a naturally therapeutic sound and has always been a comforting sound. Dia Vago is definitely one of my new favourite albums.
The interesting thing about sound is that most of it's effect is rooted deeply in biology. Sudden and loud sounds such as car horns or dog barks tend to cause us anxiety. The abruptness alerts our fight or flight response and calls us to action.
In contrast to this, sounds such as rain or waves are deeply relaxing and calming. This is because the steady pattern of the sound works its way into our subconscious mind and our bodies assume the rhythmic nature of the sound must be a non-threat. The recordings of Little Symphony naturally gravitate to sounds like rain so that our music can inspire that sense of calm.
Dia Vago makes for the perfect album to help you relax on a quiet day. It is also great for reading and meditation. I have had many calm afternoons listening to this one again recalling the memories of the day it was recorded. My hope is that the gentle rain will whisk you away into a similar state of calm.
To hear Dia Vago and other calming water sounds try out our playlists that features rain, waves, birds, bugs, streams, waterfalls and more. Little Symphony can be found on Spotify, Google Play.
As always, thank you for reading and listening to us. Have a calm, relaxing rainy day today!
Once every 17 years the Eastern forests of North America periodically fill with the noise of cicadas. The curiously synchronized species emerge as adults in tremendous numbers for a short period of time. Transport yourself to the forests during one of these infrequent but highly organized nature rituals. Tall trees are full of these intriguing creatures, and for 2 to 4 weeks in late springs their chorus fills the air as they search for a mate. After 4 weeks, as curiously as it all began, the sounds quiet and the cicadas disappear for another 17 years.
If you've ever been to Alberta, Canada chances are you associate the area with the prairies. Southern Alberta is home to sprawling skies and endless farms of wheat and canola. As you travel north throughout the province, the scenery changes dramatically. The Boreal Forest cuts through northern Alberta. In the northern half of the Province you find numerous lakes and towering old growth forest.
I got to talking with a fellow camper and they mentioned that the loons in the area are frequently quite vocal. Having grown up in a small city in southern Alberta I had actually never heard a loon before. I set up my microphone down by the lake shore for the evening. As soon as I had the microphone set up, it was almost as if it were magic. The loons immediately started to call in the distance. The natural reverberation of their calls over the open water made for a surrounding and slightly chilling experience. I was almost moved to tears by the beauty of the moment. You can here this part of the recording in the first three tracks: Loon, Narrow Lake, and Emeli.
Athabasca has been one of my favorite ambient albums to record so far. The evening sounds of bugs, birds and loons is perfect for relaxation and sleeping. The ambient accompanying music was intentionally well mixed into the album to draw attention to the nature sounds while still providing a deeply calming experience. I have listened back to this album many times at bedtime and the music has brought me into many peaceful sleeps.
Hopefully Athabasca can help you sleep as well. If you are interested in our collection of music, we have many other albums full of music that is perfect for sleep and relaxation. I am hoping to capture some more loon sounds in the near future. It has quickly became one of my favorite animal sounds.
Please enjoy the music of Athabasca. You can find us on Spotify, Google Play, and Apple Music. As always, happy listening and thanks for reading.
Chances are you have came across some form of sleep music on Youtube, Spotify, or some other audio/video streaming platform. This type of music is often easily recognizable. Deep horn and synth sounds, ambient plucked instruments, bells, piano, etc. This kind of music is often formless and falls quickly and unobtrusively into the background of your mind.
Over the years sleep music has become more and more popular. This is simply because these ambient sounds act as a form of melodic white noise to ease your mind and blot out any sporadic sound such as traffic or voices.
Although this form of sleep music works best for many people, some prefer the rhythmic sounds such as ocean waves or the slightly unpredictable sounds like bird song. These sounds can give your brain something to focus on. The sounds of nature have also been linked with reduction of stress. However, the sounds of nature are significantly less ambient and lack the ability to wash away the harsh sounds that will otherwise make there way into your ear.
So knowing the strengths of both sleep music and nature sounds, it seems intuitive that mixing the two together would result in a powerful combination that is sure to have you sawing logs. If this was your thought process, you would most definitely be right. Little Symphony is passionate about creating music that mixes the sounds of nature and ambient sleep sounds. We have our full discography here. It features albums ranging from 16 minutes to 75 minutes. The albums were created by recording rain, waterfalls, birds, bugs, waves, lakes, and many more sounds.
Little Symphony also specializes in creating regularly curated playlists that feature albums of similar styles, or that produce a certain vibe for a specific purpose. We have playlists for work, sleep, meditation, and more.
What makes Little Symphony special?
In this day and age, there are hundreds if not thousands of musical artists who make sounds for sleeping. Many of these artists are talented and produce high quality sounds. However, there are a few key distinctions to draw between the music that Little Symphony produces and the other music that can be found online:
Our goal isn't to write as much music as possible. Our goal is to tell a story and to breathe life into the sounds of nature. With these simple strategies, accompanied by high-quality nature recordings, we are able to write music is unique yet comforting.
So if you are already a listener of sleep or nature music, it's worth trying out the combination today. You may just find your new favourite way to relax or fall asleep. If you are a new listener still looking at getting into sounds for sleeping, then Little Symphony could be the perfect gentle gateway into the world of these sounds.
You may find us on Spotify if that is your preferred platform. Although all of our music is also on our website here.
Sleep music and nature sounds go hand in hand. Why not give them a try tonight?
Thanks for reading, and on the behalf of Little Symphony, have a great sleep.