May 26, 2016


Moby Releases Dreamy New Album: Listen to 'Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep.'

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Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

EDM iconoclast Moby very subtly released a new album on Wednesday (May 25) that just might suffice as an ambient sleep aid. 

Anyone looking for a moody soundscape before bed can either download Long Ambients1: Calm. Sleep. or stream it on Spotify, Soundcloud, Tidal and a glut of other services, as the album is completely free. Be warned, however, as the songs are LONG—hence the album's title and propensity to lull the listener into a slumber. 

Rolling Stone notes that Moby said in a statement following the album's online release: "Over the last couple of years I've been making really, really, really quiet music to listen to when I do yoga or sleep or meditate or panic."

The end result of this process, for Moby, resulted in "four hours of music." He's decided to give away the sprawling 11-track album, which contains seven tracks longer than 20-minutes, away for free via WeTransfer. The DJ also released a memoir recently: Porcelain hinges on his early days of hedonism, partying and existential dread in New York City, all of which happened before he became a superstar at the turn of the last century.