“I personally find that these songs are also incredible in putting me to sleep. Of course, music is all subjective, but give it a try, as this might just be the right podcast to put you in a deep slumber as well.”
Electronic and New Age musician Jim Butler has been creating music since he was 16 years old, which was the first time he picked up a guitar. After releasing two acoustic albums in 2004 and 2005, Jim decided to change directions musically and learn how to play the piano and synthesizers. It was in December of 2006 that Jim released his first podcast. ‘Dark Ambient’. That podcast ran for almost 4 years before it was eventually replaced by the ‘Deep Energy Podcast’. The Deep energy podcast is a combination of New Age Electronic music and progressive Ambient music. The combination make a unique sound, almost infinite, with the music having no true beginning or end, just a flowing long form soundscape.
The podcast is distributed worldwide by Stitcher, a subsidiary of iHeartRadio. With a listenership of over 4 million downloads per year, the Deep Energy Podcast is one of the most popular original music podcasts in the world.
His music can vary between, calm and soothing synthesizers, peaceful but haunting drones and lyrical, improvisational solo piano compositions. His creations truly are background music for a new generation. Well beyond ‘elevator music’, the music he creates, has depth and emotion, but never overpowering and always perfect at low and non-intruding volumes. His inspiration comes from many places including the wooded paths and trails near his home.
Beyond the podcast, which is supported by advertising, all of Jim’s music is available from his Bandcamp page. On his Bandcamp page listeners can enjoy ad free versions of the podcast and subscriber only releases along with the ability to stream all of his music through the Bandcamp app.
In 2020 Jim took an early retirement from his day job of 22 years and made creating music and dedication to the podcast his full time job. Even through the pandemic, Jim created over 300 new podcasts and is poised for at least another 300 more in 2021.
In October of 2021 Jim released his first new recording (that wasn't a podcast) in over 10 years. 'Crossing the Rainbow Bridge' is a loving tribute to Jim's dog and studio companion Bennie, a rescue from Hurricane Katrina that passed away in 2021. Seeking solace in music, Jim searched for music that would help the grieving and healing process from losing a pet and could not find any. So he decided to create some songs based on his feelings and music that would be a tribute to his loving companion. Jim hopes the 7 tracks will help others who have suffered the loss of an animal companion begin the healing process. It is available to download and stream from all of the major streaming sites, including Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music and Jim's own Bandcamp page. If you need a download code for any of Jim's music please use the form below to request one.
Jim creates his music in his Chapman Pond studio in the woods in a small town in rural New Hampshire, USA that he shares with his wife Mellanie and their cat Cosmo.