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Psybient, also known as ambient psy, psychedelic chillout, psychedelic ambient, ambient goa, ambient psytrance and more commonly within the Goa/psytrance scene as psychill and psydub, is a genre of electronic music that combines elements of psychedelic trance, ambient, world music, new age and even ethereal wave. It often has many dub influences and can also sound somewhat like glitch. Psybient pieces are often structured around the concept of creating a "sonic voyage" or "musical journey". Although similar to psytrance's emphasis on maintaining non-stop rhythm throughout the night, psybient is far more focused on creating a vast soundscape that can be experienced over the length of an album, focusing less on beatmatching and allowing for a myriad of tempo changes. Some of the most popular and genre leading psybient artists include Carbon Based Lifeforms, Shpongle, Entheogenic, Shulman, Ott, Hoopy Frood, Third Ear Audio, Doof, Warp Technique, Yestegan chaY, Younger Brother, The Infinity Project, Pitch Black, The Mystery Of The Yeti, Celtic Cross, Astropilot, Androcell, Technical Pillow, Tor.Ma and Evan Bluetech.



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