Welcome to the official website of "The Amnis Initiative".

Amnis, in Latin: "Broad, deep flowing, rapid water; stream, torrent, river; ocean; liquid; current."
The Amnis Initiative: Instrumental music for a new era. Sit down, close your eyes, and flow with the music.

Relaxation Music In 5.1 Surround Sound

Amnis' classic series of interconnected Relaxation Music tracks, remixed in 5.1 surround sound, for the best possible sonic experience. A new bonus track was added. This new version of the album is exclusively available as digital download on SurroundMusic.one.

This 6 channel mix for use on 5.1 surround sound systems provides the best possible listening experience to enjoy the music, with a larger spatial field to separate the musical elements, enhanced interactivity (look around to focus on a specific part) and a more natural orientation. While the commercial music industry has largely abandoned the market for surround music, the Amnis Initiative feels that mixing in 5.1 is the only way to deliver a truly high level hifi product for serious audiophile demands.

The six original parts were released individually, over a time-span of more than a year, periodically expanding the series. Each piece of music was conceived to slow down your mind, helping you concentrate on the music and therefore tuning out from the rest of the world. The soft and mystical sounds aim to calm the soul and rest your body.


Since none of the major digital download or streaming retail channels offer support for surround music, this special version can only be purchased as a digital download from Surroundmusic.one:


This Zip file (size: 2GB) contains the music in two file format options:

  • Flac files (lossless) for each track in 24 bit per channel
  • A Cue plus DTS wav file, to burn a DTS CD. This wave file contains an embedded DTS stream. Make sure not to play this file or burned CD directly on your speakers. Make sure your CD or DVD player contains or is digitally connected to a DTS decoder.


1. Inner Spirit 10:42
2. The Origin 8:07
3. Equilibrity 7:20
4. Arctic River 12:28
5. First Light 7:05
6. New Love 5:40
7. Absolution (Bonus track) 7:39


The six original tracks were Composed and Recorded between October 2011 and December 2012. Released between October 12, 2011 and January 18, 2013. Surround remix in 2016. Bonus track Composed and Recorded October 2016.

Multichannel Flac files are mixed as 5.1, channels ordered according to the WAV and FLAC standards: L, R, C, LFE, Ls, Rs

All Tracks Composed by D.F. Lodewijks
Performed and Produced by The Amnis Initiative.

Art Direction / Design by Lime Mixed Media.

For any form of licensing, please contact us directly at:
licensing @ amnismusic.com

Thanks to Bart, Cherry and Yvonne

(p) 2016 AmnisMusic
(c) 2016 Lime Mixed Media


Download: amnismusic AM 37637
UPC: 0645782837637
Release date: October 30, 2016