I used to listen to atmospheric/surreal rock and EDM music (i.e. Radiohead, Pretty Lights, Phantogram) but recently I’ve found I can’t concentrate with any music on. Maybe it’s like when you turn down the radio when you’re lost in your car? 😝
I think the more you go deeper in thoughts, the less your brain can handle music.
The deeper into a task I go, the more everything else fades out – even background music that might be playing at a not insignificant volume. The key is to find a soundscape that is sufficient to obliterate random noise without being so engaging that it becomes a distractant in its own right.
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