A few favorites for optimal soothing:
Gabor Szabo was a mostly self taught guitarist inspired by his Hungarian folk music heritage and jazz.
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda was an American jazz pianist, organist, harpist, singer, composer, swamini, and the wife of John Coltrane. Turiyasangitananda translates as the Transcendental Lord’s highest song of Bliss.
Susumu Yokota made over thirty albums between 1993 and 2012. He explored the worlds of acid techno, trance, ambient, downtempo and beyond.
Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, performer and author who along with Morton Subotnick and Ramon Sender, formed the San Francisco Tape Music Center. There, she began her pioneering work with a re-tuned accordion, electronics and tape.
Multidisciplinarian Laurie Spiegel aims to use technology in music as a means of furthering her art rather than as an end in itself. In her words, “I automate whatever can be automated to be freer to focus on those aspects of music that can’t be automated. The challenge is to figure out which is which.”