In a crushing blow to Enya, Yanni and John Tesh devotees, a Manchester group has composed what sound therapists and scientists are calling the most relaxing song ever created.
Science has already given us the most annoying song ever created. But in what I assume is an attempt to get people to stay home and use their products instead of going to a spa, Radox, a UK bath gel brand, concocted an experiment to see if a piece of music could be created that would have the extreme opposite effect. So Marconi Union, a group known for their chill, ambient sound, worked with sound therapists like Lyz Cooper from the British Academy of Sound Therapy to create an eight minute yawnfest known as Weightless. The composition mixes pianos, guitars, atmospheric sounds, chimes, and even buddhist chants, in an eight minute ordeal that actually slows from 60 bpm to 50 bpm near its uneventful finale.