I've found that, for enjoying any digitally recorded music, the quality of your sound-system makes a huge difference in the experience. I was able to find a good speaker system for my desktop computer at the local second-hand store, and so I have been enjoying a lot of music lately in the evenings in my study room.
For me, the appeal of Celtic music is in its natural, wholesome beauty.
- Celtic Devotion, Oliver Schroer
- Celtic Escape
- Too Long Away, Emily Smith
- A Day Without Rain, Enya
Since I was able to get a better sound system, I have been rediscovering a lot of classical music and pleasant instrumental work.
- Italian Wine Country, Peter Ostroushko
- Music: An Appreciation, Sixth Brief Edition (Classical Compilation)
- Piano by Candlelight (classical compilation)
I found this CD album of harp instrumentals at a second hand store: some of the tracks have a deep, haunting beauty.
- There is a Fountain, Dena & Joanna Marini (harp instrumentals)
I enjoy some chiptune music, partially out of nostalgia for my 8-bit video gaming days, and partially due to the purity and complexity of the synthesized sound. I have some reservations about promoting chiptune, due to a lot of it sounding like dance and party pop music which I find distasteful. But picking and choosing, I have found a lot of composition which I enjoy.
- Pop Singles Compilation 2014, Rolemusic
- Straw Fields, Rolemusic
- United Simesky Institutes
- Retro Grooves Vol. 1, Anders Enger Jensen