Psybient, also known as ambient psy, psychedelic ambient, ambient goa, ambient psytrance and more commonly within the Goa/psytrance scene as psychill and psydub, is a genre of electronic music that combines elements of psychedelic trance, ambient, world music, new age and evenethereal wave. Psybient pieces are often structured around the concept of creating a “sonic voyage” or “musical journey”. Psybient is focused on creating a vast soundscape that can be experienced over the length of an album. Some of the most popular and genre leading psybient artists include Shpongle, Entheogenic, Shulman, Ott, Third Ear Audio, Doof, Warp Technique, Yestegan chaY, Younger Brother, The Infinity Project, Pitch Black, The Mystery Of The Yeti, Celtic Cross, and Androcell.
At Psytrance parties, dancers needed periods free of heavy, bass driven beats acted as “chillout” periods for those who were dancing (or “tripping”) to relax and regain their energy for the next track.