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Forget counting sheep, next time you are having trouble dropping off to sleep try putting on a jazz CD. Researchers have shown just 45 minutes of relaxing music before bedtime can make for a restful night. The Taiwanese researchers studied the sleeping patterns of 60 elderly people with sleep problems. They told the Journal of […]

Listening to music in the early stages after a stroke can improve patients’ recovery, according to new research published online in the medical journal Brain. Researchers from Finland found that if stroke patients listened to music for a couple of hours a day, their verbal memory and focused attention recovered better and they had a […]

Listening to music can reduce chronic pain and depression by up to 25 percent and make people feel more in control and less disabled by their condition. The people who took part in the study had suffered from painful conditions like osteoarthritis, disc problems, and rheumatoid arthritis for an average of six and a half […]

For someone that’s unaware of the intricacies of jazz, the tunes might just come off as unstructured noise to them. However, for the dedicated music lover, you have to really delve in the melodic line of it to understand what an impact this underrated genre can have. Jazz has been a part of the creative […]

Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation (CFER) defines Ascension Science as cosmic insight and universe spiritual science that fuses the spiritual with the scientific. Ascension Science principles are applied throughout the grand universe to aid mortals in their spiritual ascension. On earth/Urantia, it is very much the physics of rebellion due to our planet’s participation in the […]

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia announces first wave of acts. The next Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia will take place from 23–24 September. Now in its fifth year, the festival describes itself as a “pan-continental celebration of audio-futurists, operating at the bleeding […]

Like any music, jazz has its revolutions; its sudden incidents in infrastructure; its disruptive presences of unprecedented sound. Mostly it’s slower than that, though, with years and generations of accretions before it seems to call for new vocabulary. That’s one way to look at Winter Rockfest, whose latest incarnation occupied a dozen or so venues […]

The line-up for the industrial, EBM and synthpop festival E-tropolis in Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Ruhr, on March 28 is complete. For the most part, though, people just happening to pass by the two-block campus during Public Practice sessions are at the best advantage to enjoy the notes in the air, mixing with the environment. “We […]

This week’s essential mix from All Songs Considered includes a surprising, electronic, mostly instrumental cut from The 1975 — a British group known more for its brash Top-40 pop and rock — an intimate home demo recording from My Morning Jacket and a spare, moody cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” by the Irish folk […]

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. [qtgallery id=”458″] What is that secret age-old productivity tool? Music. Yep. The right music can help you stay focused and more productive. Here’s how: Music Helps Boost Productivity on Repetitive Tasks Research has shown that when presented with repetitive tasks, music can help […]