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Our favourite free calming music downloads

Life in 2015 is filled with busyness – from commuting, checking the latest social media updates, to receiving notifications left right and centre, and so on. As musicians, one of the most important elements of creativity we have found is carving out time to reflect and relax with no distractions.

In this article, we have hand-picked a beautiful selection of free calming music for you, which is perfect for relaxation, meditation, and reflection. It totals a few hours worth of music, and what’s more, it’s 100% free (and legal!) to download all of the songs – simply click the ‘Download now’ button!

We hope it gives you a more than a few moments of calm…

And if you like this selection, you may also like our new 5-hour selection of calming concentration and focus music:

Study | Focus | Concentrate (Spotify playlist)


Calming music downloads


1. Carinthia - All My Fountains Are In You (Sampler)
Genre: Acoustic/Ambient
Meshing piano, guitar and organic soundscapes, the music of Daniel Jorgensen (aka Carinthia) is both calming and musically enchanting. Nostalgic & evocative - this free download is a selection of five songs from taken from his 2010 album. Beautiful.
Free! Download now


UPDATED! 2. Salt Of The Sound - For A Summer's Evening
Genre: Ambient
For A Summer's Evening is a special Noisetrade-exclusive compilation of reflective tracks from Salt Of The Sound. The selection comprises five instrumental versions of songs from our most recent EP Through The Mist, which reviewers have described as 'Album of the month! 9/10' and 'an artwork which invites you into the presence of God'. We really hope you enjoy it!
Free! Download now


NEW! 3. Zachary Bruno - Dawn Light EP
Genre: Instrumental
A selection of beautiful and reflective piano instrumentals from Canadian composer Zachary Bruno. He writes that many of his pieces are inspired by 'the vast expanse of wilderness and natural landscape' - which is certainly apparent in this Dawn Light EP
Free! Download now


4. Josh Hoover - Hope
Genre: Ambient
I hadn't heard of Josh Hoover's music until I stumbled upon it recently on Noisetrade, and this three-track sampler is a great introduction to the calming yet thematically interesting music he writes. Definitely an artist I'll be keeping an ear out for!
Free! Download now

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UPDATED! 5. Matthew Kidd - Sound Sketches
Genre: Experimental
Matthew Kidd is better know as his alias Aural Method: this free selection of music is a set of somewhat improvisatory dreamy soundscapes. Great to have on in the background to set up a calm atmosphere.
Free! Download now


Read all the way through? We hope you liked the music we’ve shared, and we’d love to hear any free calming music suggestions you might have :)

This article is regularly updated, so you may see you favourites included sometime in the future…

posted by Ben Tatlow on September 10, 2015 in Inspiration


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