sad swelling music
August 27, 2012 7:18 PM Subscribe
Looking for sad music: instrumental, ambient, classical or swelling musical scores.
posted by pleasebekind to Media & Arts (27 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I really prefer something with no voices in them. The kind of music that you can just listen to on endless loop while you are lying on the floor in the dark.
For example, in my current playlist, there's usually a range/movement -
from quiet and poignant:
Dustin O'Halloran - Opus 23
Arvo Pärt- Spiegel im Spiegel
to something nebulous and swelling, like being brought to the precipice:
Michael Giacchino - Moving On
Hans Zimmer - Time
Not sure if the following details matter, but: I listen to these on my 'off' days/weeks/months, that is, when I am incredibly depressed and/or when I am currently transitioning from an 'up' phase. They kind of balance things out, and help me from acting recklessly (i.e. do something creative vs thinking about self-harm).
Would appreciate any recommendations.