Misty Mountains / Song of the Lonely Mountain (feat. David Davidson) [From "The Hobbit: Medley"]
David Arkenstone’s music is a meditative dispatch from the borderlands between new age, ambient, and environmental sound, interweaving ethereal synths, airy strings, and the reassuring sounds of nature. In the late ’90s, the California native was inspired by Celtic folklore and Eastern spiritualism; by 2006, with releases like Ocean Dreams and Healing Waters, he had perfected his methods of channeling calm—taking the edge off in times of stress, and brightening already rosy moods. His sleep soundtracks drift on the cusp of melody, with ocean waves tugging listeners gently into dreams.