It's nice to see a review from Daily OM of this album of ocean waves by Deep Sleep Systems, because it explains really well so many of the benefits of listening to a recording of ocean waves like this. In some ways, it can be like an antidote for the stress of our modern life.
"The ocean is the cradle of all life, so naturally a deep somatic response to its sound is hard-wired into our brains from birth. The amniotic rush of the incoming waves followed by the soothing, brief silence of the outgoing helps us smile and relax and shed our mortal troubles in the presence of this infinite living, breathing space. No matter what we do or how hard we worry, these waves will neither speed up nor slow down. We'd do well to instead match our breath and thinking to their gentle constancy. It is with this in mind that Sequoia Records brings us their Deep Sleep System's CD, Soothing Ocean Waves. It's an hour-plus of uninterrupted ocean waves, the sounds of which have been carefully selected as the most soothing and relaxing the ocean has to offer.
All in one long track, the waves on the album are expertly recorded so that they seem to wash right over you as you listen. Close your eyes and put a little coconut lotion on the sides of your neck; if you can arrange it, take a nap like this with the afternoon sun hitting you behind the eyelids, and no doubt you will soon feel yourself someplace else. You may even feel your body bobbing up and down in the current like what sometimes happens when you're about to fall asleep in bed after a day at the beach.
It's also the perfect thing for your Walkman when you don't have room to pack a white noise machine. Merge with it via close listening headphones, or just keep it on low in the background while you meditate or fall asleep, or find love in the arms of another. Needless to say, it's perfect for a baby or sleepless child as the odd house-settling noises or outdoor distractions are replaced by a tranquil, invigorating, yet soothing sound of the ocean, conjuring happy beach memories for them and for you. Since it's hard to find anyone living who thinks the ocean is a lousy musician, Soothing Ocean Waves is a perfect gift for any stressed 21st-century soul. Just let those waves do their thing, and the whole world is righted." – Daily OM
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Walk in Peace,