You’ll want to spend your whole life on this site that mixes ambient music with police scanner audio

Introducing youarelistening.to – your new favourite source of ambient noise. It was founded in 2010, and you would think the novelty of this would have already worn off, but spend just a few minutes within its walls and you’ll realise why it has stuck around.

The basic principle combines ambient music found on Soundcloud with police scanner radio from a whole bunch of American cities. There’s a ton of user created streams as well, and our personal recommendation is ‘NASA‘, a neverending, interplanetary ambient tracklist that plays over a live stream from the International Space Station.

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Discover your love for ambient music with youarelistening.to – a website combining ambient music with police scanner radio.

The use of police scanner samples in music isn’t a new phenomenon; mostly you’ll find it in hip hop as well as film soundtracks.

Load up the site here, and prepare to get lost.

Into ambient music? Check out this 10 hour soundbite recorded on an icebreaker vessel in the arctic, or the enormous sound bank of ambient noise Yellowstone National Park recently released into the public domain.