The Most Beautiful Ambient Song You Have Ever Heard

A brief tutorial on making sounds to feel calm and slow down

Illustration: Kawandeep Virdee

Ambient music is incredibly relaxing. Those slow, gentle synthy textures just lull me into ease. They don’t beg for my attention. They just hug it. I feel something similar with downtempo music. I slow down. My thoughts and body meet the pace of the slower rhythms. A few…