Easy listening background ambient music
Gently, dreamy, drifting piano, electric piano and orchestral melodies, some with the pulse subtle beats. Ideal for cafe’s, spas, massage therapies and relaxation at home.
The album is a somewhat eclectic mixture, from the opening jazzy sounding, atmospheric elevator composition to the powerful chill-out tour-de-force of track 2, and the bubbly electronica of track 3 before Cafe Sky unwinds with several long orchestral compositions. Ambient pads, gently pulsating bass and beats are carefully placed behind piano melodies and other easy listening instrumentation.
The album Ambient Ocean features an alternate version
of track 5, Dolphin play, with ocean sounds.
Also listen to the Ambient SPA: Rainforest Dream
1. A lift with a view
FREE 2:30 Bonus Sample
2. Sunglasses Off
Alternate Chill-out Mix on Zen Lounge PRANA
3. Clear skies
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4. Sky dream
6. Tranquil sky
7. Sky breeze
8. Sky breeze (Orchestral Reprise)
Composed, sequenced, performed, recorded, mixed and produced by Johann
Mastered by Johann
Cover design by Johann
Cover art by Ingrid Blumer
Released December 2009
Notes by Johann
I wanted to produce an easy listening album for Being Music after producing a number of often intense ambient/meditative albums. Like many music lovers I feel there is far too little original background music that sits between bland, commercial background music and interesting chill-out & instrumental music. “I love what you may call high end lift music, or minimalist ambient or orchestral background music. Despite the efforts of labels like Windham Hill and artists like David Arkenstone who produces many wonderful albums ideal for inoffensive easy listening, high quality easy listening is not often heard in waiting rooms, restaurants and malls”, says Johann.
In retrospect I feel that “Sky Cafe ” contains elements of the classic Arkenstone sound, and that “Clear skies” for example sounds like a simplified version of a Jean Michel Jarre piece. “I never intentionally copy another artist, nor do I intentionally strive for individuality. I sit down, compose and record a new piece according to the kind of album that I decide to make at the time, or the mood at the time”.