Music to listen to

Someone recently referred me to and I begin to check out a few of the sample tracks. One of them, Shamballa, I played before going to bed the other night. It is an 18 minute cut I think. Anyway, I dozed off before the song finished. In the morning I had an awesome lucid dream.

The next night (night before last), I played DNA #1 which is only about a 4 minute track, then I fell asleep. I woke up about 3:30, remembered the “wake up and go back to bed technique”, and downloaded the mp3 version of DNA #1 so that I could play it on WinAmp and just have it loop over and over at light volume. Sure enough, I LD’d big time, even waking and restarting the dream and staying lucid mostly throughout! At one point I was in a bathroom watching my face morph in the mirror, then turned to pee in the toilet… just then I noticed the music playing in my dream and I grinned and nodded to myself in acknowledment that I was fully aware of the source of the music in real time. It was great.

I’m not saying the music did it, but I’m not saying it didn’t either. Heck it was a free download so give it a shot. I decided to order the 1st DNA cd and am looking forward to playing the whole thing on my cd player next to my bed!

I listen to alot of Radiohead now before going to sleep, incredible vocals and the songs are composed so amazing, total relaxation. I suggest if you never listened to Radiohead to check out the song ‘Everything In Its Right Place’ I usually get to sleep before that song is even over.

i have a dream journal on my pc, i just type in my dreams,
but i usually just type the dreams which are either lucid, or almost lucid, or just fascinating,
i dont write every little bit of detail.

is it better to write EVERYTHING? like full detail? every dream?


Wow, do you guys really listen to soft calm music?

I’ve ‘created’ ‘my’ own ‘dream song’. I chose a song I liked, and could sing along with without having to really think about it. The song I chose is not clam, nor quiet. It is Korn, Alive (ironic, no?). Fast, hard rythm with a deep voices singing.

What I did, was everytime I read about lucid dreams (and that included coming to this site), I’d play that song.
I’d found in the past, that when I played music whilst reading something (usually a novel), whever I hear the song, what I was reading comes to mind (and quite often clearer and in more detail then when I actually read it).
So that’s what I did.

Every night, I play the song at least once, and maybe hum along in bed. I don’t know if it’d work, but I find my dreams are more vivid when I play this the night when i go to sleep (though it could be coiinceidnce).

And I became aware I was sleeping two or three times (each time a night after I had played the song).

Unfortuantly, I woke up each time strait away :sad:.

Also to note, I can play this song in day time, close my eyes and fall asleep. I’ve only managed to fall sleep once (a younger brother usually starts making alot of noise right when I’m dropping off… typical).

On the occasion I did fall asleep, I sudenly noticed I was dreaming. Not becuase of anything particual, but becuase the dream was very ‘weak’ and I only dreamt for a couple of seconds before waking again.

I guess Stravinsky isn’t that good a composer for Lucid Dreaming… maybe Vivaldi?

I listened to classical music for a long time while going to sleep. It didn’t help, but then again, I wasn’t trying to get a LD back then either! I would try again if I wasn’t sharing a room, darn it! My little brother makes it soooooo hard… heh heh.

As odd as it sounds, I’d suggest some Dream Theater, no pun intended. Some of their slower songs are pretty deep with some interesting sounds you can think on. The Dance Of Eternity is a decent example, although it gets a little fast towards the middle… :confused:

Of course, the ambient/electronica stuff is usually the best stuff to go with.

A sort of “classical” composer that I’d recommend for sleeping is Steve Reich… his stuff is just really amazingly calming and soothing. Check out his Electric Counterpoint and Music for 18 Musicians among others.

One of my friends supposedly astrally travelled to the “Left Door” while listening to the song Heresy by Nine Inch Nails. It could be true because he described it perfectley, and if you heard the song you could understand how it would lead you there. If you don’t know what the “Left door” is, it is where Godless souls go before going to utero and incarnated again.

I suppose you could try the WBTB method trying to fall asleep with the music,I guess when people suggest soothing music they meant that.I recommend some new age music, or something like pure moods, I find it easy to picture peaceful scenes with them.

son_of_salmon :

Left Door???Which belief system does it come from? I have never heard of that.

Chillout works best for me. Checkout the Breakdown - The Very Best Euphoric Chillout Mixes and the Chilled Out Euphoria Mixes by Solar Stone and Red Jerry. Also the chillout mixes from Stef (you can download them at his website - … ction=mixs ). They’re absolutely amazing and work perfectly to relax when you’re falling asleep.

Also, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is good to clear your head. Compared to most other modern artists, and certainly all popular artists.

I dont know if this will work, ive only tried for one night and i had a lot of caffeine in my system and little sleep so i will try again tonight, but I burnt a cd with all TOOL on it and between songs(not every song, just some in the middle and near the end of the cd) i had recorded my self saying “you are dreaming, you are in a dream” and it lasts about 56 seconds each time. I put the CD on repeat all so it lasts all night. Does it seem like it will work?

I made a binuoral beat mix with the lucid dream curse file, I’m going to try it tonight to see if it works like it did with toadstool.

The problem with me is that the head phones always pop off and this rap around your ears and are pretty tight on.

A music i always relate with dreams everytime i hear it its POD’s Celestial… try to download it… its worth hearing it.

you mean buy?

I wonder whether the Evanescence song Bring Me To Life could be helpful to induce an LD… she’s going ‘wake me up inside’ …

In the song’s video, there’s this beautiful girl who’s falling down and then flying again, but at the same time she’s sleeping in bed… She’s dreaming, so… Is it a lucid dream or does she want to LD?

I did a search and I found that Evanescence has another song called “Lucid Perfection On A Blank White Page”…

Thats interesting, I never noticed that(about the video and lyrics). Although I am not a fan of her music at all.

I’m not a fan myself, too. But I saw the video on the Daredevil dvd…

A new suggestion: playing the music from the Solaris movie (2002)… It’s really dreamlike, the movie involves dreams so the music might trigger a memory (association with dreams).

Monroe Institute has some nice binaural beats and a big selection

I listen ambient music, so here is few artists:

Steve Roach
Vidna Obmana
Robert Rich

You should also check out Aphex Twins 2CD called “Selected Ambient Works 2”. Very relaxing.