Today is about chillout/ambient that will ease your mind and take your thoughts away from the daily stuff for three minutes. Laid back, relaxed sounds that will be a perfect intro for a nice weekend.
Sound designer Rüdiger Pietsch aka Rü Weedekind did a great track here. I really like this one for it’s easy going, smooth behavior. It’s not so much about what is happening within the track, it’s what the track is delivering with the main structure. You got several dreamy synths, a piano melody, a beat, and a couple of sound effects and vocal chops, and that’s it. The different parts play along real nice within the track, and no track does overlay another. Also, the piano melody is kept simple enough not to distract the listener but just to enjoy and focus on the music. I’m sure that Rü Weedekind could have made that melody more complex, but at the same time sacrificing the smooth relaxing structure of the song while doing so. For me it’s an art form not to overthink several things within a track, in other words: to keep it simple enough for everybody. The artist obviously knows how to manipulate soundscapes in a way that the main theme of the song stays intact.
If you like this track, I also recommend checking out the other works available on his soundcloud account. There are loads of great tracks within the ambient genre that could easily be used in soundtracks as well, working with all kinds of elements, be it a choir, guitars, paino, orchestral elements…you name it. Also there are a few mixes of Rü Weedekind available.