As exciting and pumping as most video games are, there's almost always a point in every game where a character reaches a haven, dungeon or general point of mystery with the most amazing music accompanying it. Those songs are necessary to describe the level of leisure or mystery you've come across, but often we reach that point, get through the level, then leave those peaceful songs forever!
Terrible, I say! I prefer to find those game soundtracks and obtain those songs to listen to when I'm falling asleep, meditating, or just lounging around. I have a playlist full of soothing music to fall asleep to every night, and I say, the video game tracks just may be the most effective ones. They're super effective!
I wanted to share this list with everyone to listen to! Please ease your stress, burn out your fuse, and scrap your suicidal thoughts, cause here is LunarSpoon's top 9!
(I wasn't gonna force myself to find a tenth...) And as much as I love writing, I'll do my best to keep this short.#9
- Super Mario Galaxy:
"Rosalina In the Observatory": There are three different versions for the different parts in the game, but I prefer number 1. It's quieter and sounds less orchestrated than the other two, but all three are fine if you're lounging or can fall asleep to anything. Slightly more upbeat but groovy songs on this soundtrack include "Space Junk Road" and "The Honeyhive."#8
"Today's Results": Falling asleep to this song gives me the same feeling I get when I've completed a satisfying "day" of Pikmin. It has a very "spacey" tone. If you've had nightmareish experiences with Pikmin, maybe you shouldn't listen...
In my experience, most of the tracks from Pikmin aren't too relaxing: much of the stage music may sound nice in the beginning, but it can change dramatically at any time! Though, some other good sleeping songs are "Level Select" and "The Forest Of Hope" which I think doesn't get too crescendo in the middle. #7
"Dungeon 1": As obscure and awesome this game is, let alone the music, this game is so obscure and awesome. There's not a big quantity in music: there's a title screen, a town and a dungeon, all with a Renaissance tone to them. I love falling asleep to dungeon music: it's spooky but so very calming and "Dungeon 1" is great! There is a 2 which can be equally effective, but 3 gets too loud and scary unless you're into that stuff. The town and title music are smooth, too, especially "Town 1."#6
- Sonic Unleashed:
"Gaia Gate": This song is forever burned into your nerves if you've spent hours finding all the secrets in the temples like I have, and I'm still not sick of this song. My brain shuts off at the sound of this song (perfect for meditation) but it's still hard to describe. In the game, "Gaia Gate" makes you feel safe in an adventurous, Sonic-y kind of way, and it has a mild heavenly tone to it. Sonic music isn't the best for relaxing, but all the locations in the game have their own village music. Any "night" village music is good for lounging, but "Chun-Nan (Night)" is my fav.#5
- Plants vs. Zombies:
"Zen Garden": The song accompanies the one place where you're not fighting zombies. The soundtrack's composer, Laura Shigihara gives every one of these songs a Danny Elfman vibe, and I bought it on her website for about $4. Again, great music if you can sleep to creepy!
These songs also have a slight crescendo for when a wave of zombies attacks, but it's not as dramatic as what's in Pikmin. "Watery Graves" and "Rigor Mormist" are good, too. The zombies move slow, so does the music!#4
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker:
"Forest Haven": This is where it gets good~ This entire soundtrack, battle music and all has such a distinct tone.
It's very bouncy, traditional, and sounds just like the game looks. I like "Forest Haven" for it's tranquility (and the sitar that chimes in in the middle). "Aryll's Theme" is very peaceful-sounding, but I also love "Inside the Pirate Ship." It's not the most majestic song, but it has very mild sounds and gives a feel of, "hey we're sailing somewhere slowly, so just kick back and explore while you wait!" Fyi, if you haven't realized, WW music tracks are mostly remixes of OoT music tracks. #3
"Agata Forest": Great game soundtrack if you're a fan of traditional Japanese music. "Agata Forest" is the perfect snooze song in my perspective. There are a lot of instruments playing lightly with very a minimal change of note Ōkami
has many amazing songs including "Mysterious Disappearance," "Miraculous Spring," and "Queen Himiko's Shrine." There's another track I especially like called, "A Monster's Presence;" it's really an ambience of chimes and wind blowing as if you're sitting on the porch of a Japanese house on top of a mountain by the breath of the wind. The song itself isn't very long, so I have five copies of it on my playlist; it's flawless if you relax best to ambience. #2
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time:
"Inside the Deku Tree": If you don't find this dungeon song too creepy, it is a huge yessss...
The wind "instruments" slowly start to play one at a time, then keep blowing together at different rates for this insanely mesmerizing harmony... It's mysterious; I go into limbo every time. Following right behind, my other jam, "The Spirit Temple," sounds like an electronic Egyptian song I would tai-chi to. Also, "Zora's Domain" if you want a somewhat tropical flavor or want to dream about hanging with the Zora. If you find dungeon music as relaxing as I do, all the Ocarina of Time
music in the dungeons are great! Except for "The Shadow Temple." Just don't. I woke to that song once and swore I was in hell. #1
- Starfox Adventures:
"Ocean Force Point Temple": I know this game is so very unpopular, but the music is even more unappreciated. It's composed by an equally unknown man, David Wise. He does a lot of game music and is typically associated with Rare; look him up! "Ocean Force Point Temple" couldn't make you feel any more underwater! I don't even know what to compare the low xylophone (?) chimes to, so "water" is the closest I can get. This song either makes me want to breathe deeply or hold my breath. It's purely amazing––please listen! This game music is in my number one because there are so many relaxing "outdoorsy" songs with such great notes and tempo. My favorites in the favorites: "Options Menu," "Staff Cavern" (another ambient song), "Ancient Well," "Early ThornTail Hollow (Night)," "Krazoa Palace (was my jam for quite some time)," "Shackled Snowhorn (Night)," "Snowhorn Wastes," and "Dragon Rock."I'm sure you can find most of these tracks on YouTube, but a very promising place is [link] if you want to hear these and more!
"Plants vs. Zombies" can be bought from Laura Shigihara's website at a great price!
The Sonic Unleashed
official soundtrack is called, "Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure"~LunarSpoon,
Just chill, that's all.