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Relax to Tranquil Synthesizer Music

These albums are composed using synthesizers, samplers, acoustic instruments,  as well as recorded sounds from nature and other real world (musique concrete) sounds. Much of his music is ideal for relaxation, meditation, and holistic healing. Stephen Bacchus offers several music albums for sale directly from his website or as downloads from Apple iTunes™, Google Music™, or Bandcamp™, You can stream Stephen Bacchus's music from Apple Music™ and Spotify. CDs and CDRs are also available to purchase on Amazon™, eBay™.  and Discogs™.

Musical Process

To create the unique mix of sound and music, Stephen draws inspiration from nature, meditation and the sounds of the real world. Using a synthesizer as his primary instrument, he creates pieces that blur the line between sound and music, making for a wonderful backdrop for meditation or yoga. Through music, you're able to harmonize your body and mind holistically.


Stephen Bacchus' discography is for sale as CDs, limited-edition CDRs and as downloads. They are available as CDs and CDRs through his own Bandcamp website,, and Discogs. As downloads, they can be purchased from iTunes, Bandcamp, CDBaby, Amazon Prime Music, Google Music Play and streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and others. His music can also be heard via Satellite on Sirius XM (USA) and on Stingray Music (Canada). Many of his albums offer exquisite, relaxing tunes perfect for quiet evenings reflecting. Each album contains between 10 and 15 songs. Stephen's own albums include:

Majicks, Myths and Mortals & The Serpent's Egg (2022) • The Memory Tap (2021) • Hiatus (2020) • Circadia (2018)• The Returning (2018) • Hinterland (2016) • The Keep (2010) • Drifting...Deep (2010) •  Etherium: Music Meditations (2006) •  Evening Sky: Music for Stargazing (2004) • Waterhaven: Music Inspired by the Water Element (2001) • Wilderness Mysterium (2000) • The Ambient Expanse (1999)  Ambient Origins (1998) • The Ambient Eclipse (1997) • Bardo (1996) • Ancient Mysteries (1994) • Pangaea (1991) •      

Circadia Album

Circadia (2018 Release)

Stephen Bacchus

An Otherwordly Natural World

Infused with “enhanced” nature sounds, ambient atmospheres, and surprising musical manifestations, this album features eight new tracks. Bacchus has created an otherworldly, natural world by using the sounds, harmonies, and rhythms of nature as a starting point for musical explorations. He adds lush soundfields, a vintage banjo and instrument samples from both the modern and the Renaissance eras. Listeners will find themselves drifting away, effortlessly, deep into the Circadian environments created by this sound and music alchemist. 

The Returning

The Returning (2018 Limited Edition Reissue)

Stephen Bacchus

Soothing and Revitalizing Synthesizer Music

The album that began it all in 1986. Soothing and revitalizing synthesizer music created using a Roland JX8P synth and recorded and mixed on analog, multi-track tape. Ideal for meditation, yoga and massage. As the title suggests, the music on this album is a returning for me in many ways. Mainly it is a returning to the creation of music again, from which I had taken a two-year hiatus and most importantly, was the consideration of how my music affected the listener. Now "The Returning" is available for the first time since 1986 in its original sequence, with a new cover and released under the Stephen Bacchus artist moniker.

Hinterland Cd Cover

Hinterland (2016)

Stephen Bacchus

Musical Sojourns in the Wilderness

The music on “Hinterland” was inspired by two decades of sojourns into the Canadian wilderness. Infused with the circadian rhythms of nature, each musical miniature unfolds organically, slowly, revealing in sound the hidden epiphanies of the wild in all its beauty and gentle fearsomeness.

Like the steady footfalls on the trail, this is music that takes it time. Bacchus coaxes subtle treasures from his experiences in the deepest quietudes of the many remote Hinterlands he has visited.

His inspiring melodies and original arrangements are the listener’s trustworthy guide to discover the pathways to the Hinterland within."   



Stephen Bacchus

Pangaea (pan ge a): Music of the prehistoric age

The term used to describe the vast supercontinent that was to have existed on earth over 225 million years ago, before breaking up into the continents of the present day. Made up of Gondwanaland in the Southern Hemisphere and Laurasia in the Northern Hemisphere, Pangaea was surrounded by a vast superocean called Panthalassa.

Stephen Bacchus has taken his inspiration from this concept and created music using instruments and environmental sounds from nearly all the continents of the world. Combined with this are state-of-the-art synthesizers and samplers, which together form an exciting new blend of World music and New Age music. Some of the instruments on this release include the gamelan from Java, panflute, the Japanese koto, silver flute, as well as Djembes and other drums and percussion of Africa."  

Ancient Mysteries

Ancient Mysteries

Stephen Bacchus

Explores the Mysteries of Lost Continents and the Ancient World

A musical exploration into the mysteries of ancient civilizations and lost continents. Bacchus soundcrafts an adventure of sonic archaeology by using “vintage” digital synthesizers (i.e. Korg Wavestation, Proteus 3 “World”, Roland Juno 106 and more), then combines these to create hybrid imaginary instruments, like giant pan flutes and “standing stones” percussion. These tone poems of the ancient world take the listener on a journey of mystery, wonder and awe.



Stephen Bacchus

A World Orchestral and Ambient-New Age Soundscapes

Bacchus recruited an eclectic world orchestra with Native American and bamboo flutes, whistles, shakuhachi, ethnic harps, lutes, and zithers. The diversity of ethnic influences gives the soundscape world music textures and new age timbres. The idea is sound and solid. Bacchus offers us a world music orchestra!"      


Etherium: Music Meditations

Stephen Bacchus

Six Ambient Music Meditations for Reaching Inner Space

Mostly, written before the album PANGAEA, it features six music meditations that allow you to reach your inner space. Bacchus' fluid approach to music meter frees the body and nervous system of routine responses and restores natural rhythms. It is available in a limited-edition CDR." The last track "Sanctum" was written by Stephen Bacchus and mixed/produced by Steve Roach in his Timeroom Studio. It was featured on the critically acclaimed album. "The Ambient Expanse."  

The Keep

The Keep (2020 Reissue: 10th Anniversary "Keepsake" Edition)

Stephen Bacchus

Music From "The Keep" of His Archives

In Medieval times "The Keep" was the innermost and strongest structure of a castle. Stephen Bacchus has gone into "The Keep" of his musical archives and remastered and released for the first time - a three decade retrospective of his works. For the intrepid musical explorer this collection spans the entire spectrum of bacchus' career and writing styles. It also includes the new track, "Gratitude" written especially for this release 

Ambient Origins

Ambient Origins (Limited stock - fewer than 20 copies left!)

Stephen Bacchus

A Collection of Rare Ambient Music and Electronic Music Works

A collection of ambient and atmospheric works from the mid-1980s reflecting the artist’s earlier influences. Captured here, for the first time on CD, is music evocative of cavernous underground warehouses and abandoned munitions factories, deep cold Canadian winters, and lost childhood memories. Bacchus has said of this release: “Returning to these earlier musical works has given me insight into my compositional process, and a chance to rediscover my connection with electronic and Ambient music. For some this may provide the “missing link” to the origins of my other albums.”

Waterhaven CDr

Waterhaven (Limited stock - fewer than 20 copies left!)

Stephen Bacchus/Danna & Clement

Music Inspired by the Water Element

WATER, the fundamental element of all life -- the symbol for fertility, purification and rebirth. Expansive musical expressions accompany majestic ocean surf and intimate flowing streams.

Wilderness Mysterium CD

Wilderness Mysterium

Stephen Bacchus/Danna & Clement

A Journey Into the MysteriousHeart of the Wilderness

Embark on a journey into the mysterious heart of the Wilderness. Hear the calls of the wild mix with music inspired by the grandeur of ancient forests and faraway landscapes.

Evening Sky CDr

Evening Sky: Music for Stargazing (Limited stock - fewer than 20 copies left!)

Stephen Bacchus/Danna & Clement/Tim Clement/Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce/Stairway

Melodic and Ambient Music for Stargazing and Other Celestial Arts

A wondrous collection of melodic and ambient music for stargazing and other celestial arts. Sit back, look up and let the music transport you to the far reaches of the Evening Sky. Includes unreleased Planetarium music by Tim Clement and two unreleased tracks by Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce.

Drifting...Deep CDr


Stephen Bacchus/Hilliard Brozin/Ethereal Journeys

Melodic and Ambient Music for Drifting...Deep.

Melodic and ambient music for drifting... deep. This compilation features twelve new tracks by three different artists, from three different continents. Stephen Bacchus (Canada), Hilliard Brozin (South Africa) and Ethereal Journeys (Russia) each contribute their distinctive style for a deep musical experience of drifting within.

The Ambient Eclipse CD

The Ambient Eclipse (Limited stock - fewer than 50 copies left!)

Steve Roach (USA) • Hiroki Okano (Japan) • Mychael Danna & Tim Clement (Canada) • Stephen Bacchus (Canada) • R.S. Thompson (USA) • Jeff Pearce (USA) • Frank Quasar (Belgium) • David Knight (U.K.) • Peter Ball (Australia) • Paul Tedischini (Canada)

Sonic Navigations Through Dark, Subterranean Soundspaces and Irredescent, Ethereal Realms

Sonic navigations through dark, subterranean soundspaces and irredescent, ethereal realms

Myriad Benefits

Enjoy increased peace and wellness when you use Stephen Bacchus' albums as your meditation or yoga soundtrack. The sounds and vibrations of music and nature combine to harmonize your body, even out your breathing, and cause you to become overall more relaxed.

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