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An interesting overview. I haven't thought of ambient music in these terms. Usually, it's a soundtrack as I drift off to sleep rather than something I actively listen to. Chillhop was a huge thing when I worked in the produce department at the local co-op, which provided an interesting (if not always enjoyable) background to sweeping floors and bagging spinach.

Ambient strikes me as altogether different and experimental while also having a calming effect. I may have to revisit some of my favorite sleep playlists when I'm awake and get a better sense of what you're saying. :)

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