what do you listen to? i really enjoy the final fantasy 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 piano soundtracks for doing this sort of work. also, loscil has recently been a good source. the beethoven piano sonatas work really well, too.

i remember listening to a lot of ryuichi sakamoto and alva noto type stuff (idm), but the glitchy/poppy has become distracting for me.