I always have music playing in the background and every once in awhile I hear a song that makes me want to stop whatever I’m doing and go make music. There are lots of songs I love that don’t give me this feeling but I would say maybe 1 in every 100 songs I hear really inspires me in this way.
I’ll start. One of my favorites that does this is Jon Hopkins “Luminous Beings”. The way he uses reverb, the subtle automation creating evolving sounds, the bleepy bassline, the stereo spread on the drums, all the little details on this track make me want to spend a week alone in a cabin and just work on all the details of one track.
I come from a metal/heavy rock background, but always had a soft spot for electronic music even in my late teens.
I tend to gravitate towards electronic music with I suppose you would say a cinematic type of sound, lots of ambience and wouldn’t sound out of place in a movie.
Been listening to alot of an artist with an apt name called ‘Filmmaker’ - really cool darkwave, industrial, electro type sound.
Recently discovered an artist through my Spotify library with sounds I really like called ‘Zamilska’, they have an awesome atmospheric techno sound.
The Postal Service always makes want to create something. Sometimes Neil Young. Maybe Radiohead. Lately it’s been YouTube, like watching stuff on Polyend’s channel, Jon Makes Beats, Ricky Tinez, Marlowe Digs, etc., etc. Everything really.