App of the Week: Environments


Environments is a historic catalog of long form field recordings created for the way you live. Whether you need to work, meditate, sleep, or any other use, Environments is an ambient sound app based on extended recordings created in the 1960s and 1970s on analog tape. Environments began as a series of vinyl records, but Environments now steps into the mobile age as a unique sonic tool.

No internet connection required — all recordings are part of the app.

22 fully remastered long-form analog recordings, most 30 minutes or more.


Put your favorite environment on infinite loop, or build your own playlist of favorites.

Blocks distractions, increases focus, mindfulness, and reduces stress.

Sounds include ocean waves, birdsongs and dawn chorus, chimes, “be-in”, thunderstorms, gentle rain, heartbeat, wind in trees, wordless choir, summer cornfield, creaky sailboat, country stream, country meadow, blizzard, and many more.