The above is a "Daily Mix" auto-generated Spotify playlist that pretty accurately reflects what I listen to most of the time. There's a lot of minimal ambient, modern classical, sometimes things get a little weird, but it's ideal to chill out to.
I know the Zen masters would say that anything you do should be done with your full focus but I like to have this kind of stuff playing on shuffle (in at least one ear) while I'm doing jobs around the house - it gets me out of my head.
It includes some of my favourite artists:
- Ludovico Einaudi
- Stars of the Lid
- Roger Eno
- Max Richter
- Robert Rich
The one thing I don't like about these playlists is that they break up albums where tracks flow into each other leaving an inelegant juxtaposition. I sometimes experiment with Spotify's cross-fade but it never really seems to cut it.