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“Dark Ritual Ambient” Blends Haunting Music With Spiritual Energy

Dark Ritual Ambient

Illustrations by Sophy Hollington

The notion of pairing music with ritual practices dates back centuries. In traditional societies, singing and music-making was often a communal affair, and it served a number of purposes—like communicating traditions, or strengthening community bonds. In other cases, music is used to achieve more mystical ends: Native American and ancient Greek societies believe that music can have healing properties, and Buddhist and Hindu cultures use chants and mantras to aid meditation.

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