In the mid 90's my music tastes took a left turn when I discovered this "electronic" artist named BT. I traditionally avoided the whole techno thing, but something about his music invigorated me like I've never experienced. He seemed to understand the subtleties of bringing the listener through emotional peaks and valleys, working on levels I couldn't quite grasp sometimes.
Some time later I found out not only was he classically trained but that he would geek out on things like using an electroencephalograph to get an idea of brain states in relation to frequencies and certain sound designs. He explains a little in this clip from a doc on electronica (briefly connecting it to phenomena common among indigenous music):
Here's an example of his approach... hypnotic, unique energy, builds and releases
something that apparently took 6 months to write in code (CSound), basically like building a sandcastle one grain at a time. I don't understand how he got , but it to come came out so warm and organic, like a lullaby. The underlying layers of glitch and noise seem psychologically inviting rather than irritating. Completely written and executed via binary operations, yet it can near bring me to tears. Definitely from someone who recognizes the psycho-neuro-emotional responses to sound and noise.