Soft and Relaxing Background Music: Chillout and Ambient

Chill-out, Ambient, Relaxing Background MusicThese songs have a laid-back, electronic feel to them. A lot of my composition fall into this chill-out category. These songs tend to work quite well as background tracks because they are relatively unobtrusive with some songs bordering on ambient. These chillout tracks may be used for non-commercial purposes; simply provide the credit: music by longzijun (Except of course for those songs featured guests. In this case the indicated composer should be credited).

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Background Music Songs

The Hidden Path (11:00, Background Music 32)
An East African influenced rhythmic and relaxing song

Download MP3: The Hidden Path (BGM 32)
Download WAV: The Hidden Path (BGM 32)

A shorter seven-minute version of the song is also available.

Download MP3: The Hidden Path: Seven-Minute Cut (BGM 32b)
Download WAV: The Hidden Path: Seven-Minute Cut (BGM 32b)
 

Ravenchanter (4:04, Background Music 29)
A mysterious and hypnotic piece with acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion and wind instruments.

The file for this one has disappeared. Here is a temporary link. A higher quality version will be uploaded in mid-August: https://app.box.com/s/kc048oc0x48tdnmc1ndh

Dreams (10:40, Background Music 12)
The most popular song in the collection so far

Download MP3:Dreams

Chillvolution (4:45, Background Music 23)
A laid-back, jazzy, hip-hop groove

Download MP3:Chillvolution

Echoes & Fragments (3:00, Background Music 30)
Minimalist, new age piano

Download MP3:Echoes & Fragments

Featured Guest Series (FGS01: Nikolaos Taramanidis (Composer and Guitarist): Wild Illusion (5:43)
Acoustic guitar. The first part of the song is gentle; the second half, starting at 3:11 is more of rock ballad with a hint of blues

This song is part of the new Featured Guest Series, so you will have to go to that page to get the download link and read the terms of use: Free Background Music: Featured Guest Series

Dubtitution (7:25, Background Music 31)
A bassy, dubby track with a lot of sonic variety (xylophone, lots of bass, clavichord, wah-wah guitar, processed guitar, organ and loads of electronic and natural percussion, and did I mention bass?)

Download MP3: Dubtitution

Snacks and Watches – Short Version (4:42, Background Music 04b)
Rhythmic but mellow (synthesizer, piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, acoustic bass. electric bass, Asian fiddle, drums, percussion)


Download MP3: Snacks and Watches

Snacks and Watches (7:21, Background Music 04)
The longer version, with an electronic intro and longer coda at the end

Download MP3: Snacks and Watches

GIS (3:30, Background Music 09)
A smooth groove with a slight oriental feel to the melody

Download MP3: GIS

Safe Harbour (5:12, Background Music 11)

Download MP3: Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour – Drumless version (3:48, Background Music 11b)

Download MP3: Safe Harbour (Drumless version)

Chill – SD SFX (2:10, Background Music 01)
A piano-based song

Download MP3: Chill (SD SFX)

Elegy (4:53, Background Music 17)
A soft and elegant electronic track

Download MP3: Elegy

Arpology 2 (6:10, Background Music 14)
A synth-based ambient sound

Download MP3: Arpology 2

Sonicidence: (2:48, Background Music 27)
A hypnotic opening with a thumping electronic middle section with a rock ending. This one would be suitable for movie trailers where you want to set a mood and then burst into some action sequences. There are two different versions (they are they same except for the ending—the newer version has a more active bass line and louder guitars at the end.

Original Version


Download MP3: Sonicidence (Mix 2) (BGM 27b)
Download MP3: Sonicidence (Original Version)(BGM 27a) The version in the Vimeo Video

Dreams Outtake Version (10:40, Background Music 12b)
This is an alternative version of the first song on the page. It has a heavier drum sound.

Download MP3:Dreams

Cool Jazz Vamp in D Minor (1:42 & 6:00, Background Music 05)
A cool jazz vamp (120 bpm) with a walking bass line, gentle drums and congas, a sparse piano and simple guitar chords. The 16 bar progression repeats three times in the short version and nine times in the long version.

Download MP3: app.box.com/s/3kfycjgqqj4tip9varzw
Download MP3 (6-minute version): app.box.com/s/j5q8rk819g4gf4ox2sy7
A cool jazz vamp (120 bpm) with a walking bass line, gentle drums and congas, a sparse piano and simple guitar chords. The 16 bar progression repeats three times in the short version and nine times in the long version.

Short Instrumental Theme 06
Version 2 (19-21 seconds). There is a two second sound-effects intro, so the length of the song depends on how much of this you decide to keep).


Download MP3 Version 2: Short Instrumental Theme 06
Download MP3 Version 2: Short Instrumental Theme 06

 

Short Instrumental Theme 05 (0:14)
A very short track for intros and credits

Download MP3: Short Instrumental Theme 05

Short Instrumental Theme 01 (0:12)
Another very short track for intros and credits

Download MP3: Short Instrumental Theme 01
 


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7 thoughts on “Soft and Relaxing Background Music: Chillout and Ambient

  1. Yes, for the videos with the music visualizer (it is mentioned in the video description). It is great visualizer programme and I would love to keep using it so I could save time on video and concentrate on the audio. However, as I will probably be monetizing the videos on YouTube, I won’t be able to keep using it for videos.

  2. I love the “Dreams” it’s really great and i have used it in many of my films. Too bad, you don’t have any more longer (10min+) songs!

  3. I also used Dreams in a short video made up of pictures of Chatuchak Park, in Bangkok, Thailand. The music seems to fit the video perfectly. I would love to use more stuff of yours in future videos. I really like this soft ambient style as I think it suits videos set in parks and beautiful places. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Udn5lnjvM I have added credits and links in the video and description. Thanks!

  4. Pingback: Background Music: Soft, relaxing and romantic tracks | Longzijun

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