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That New 8-Hour Sleep Album—Explained | TIME.

British composer Max Richter hopes you are snoring before you finish his latest release. Sleep, an 8-hour classical piece released Friday, features gentle strings and peaceful piano. He has called it a “personal lullaby for a frenetic world. A manifesto for a slower pace of existence.”

Could a lullaby for grownups actually work? In 2014, an album released in collaboration the British Academy of Sound Therapy purported to include “the most relaxing song ever,” a track titled “Weightless.” The song was able to drop heart rates by 35% in 40 women more than Mozart and Coldplay—but whether or not it promoted sleep was not part of the study.

Read more & full review on pitchfork.

Huh, there is a musician that may be able to claim his music put people to sleep more than Coldplay.