Fifths of Seven - a trio of piano(sometimes replaced with accordion), mandolin, and cello. Experimental , classical goodness.
cLOUDDEAD - Ambient hip-hop. And before all you purists turn away from this because it’s hip-hop, don’t. Check these guys out, maybe you’ll have a new view of hip hop. One track features a blender solo.
some of PJ Harvey’s new album!! Or… Kid A, the song - it has a xylophone bit at the start which is very relaxed and spacey. Trouble is, the rest of the song is a bit less relaxed. Maybe I could use audacity to get the start bit and loop it.
also… certain Pixies songs. ‘Havalina’ is my favourite of theirs (for this purpose, relaxing).
Vangelis is good, I find monk chants to be very soothing and inspiring. If I am in the right mood I might listen to electronica or some whimsical classics such as Clair De Lune. I think it just depends on what you’re comfortable listening to.