You should check out a guy called Olafur Arnalds. Hes an icelandic composer. The album Eulogy of Evolution is almost all strings and piano. All instrumental and very beautiful and classical. His ep is also good
I have a track from his ep on my player on here. visit my profile and listen to the third track...if you have doubts of which one it is...look for the crazy icelandic title =) It will give you an idea of what to expect. That one is from ep and is a bit more minimal than the full length, but a good and extremely sad song. The ep has some voices...not vocals but weird manipulated speech. it really works though I think and does not detract.
Okay so I'm replying a bit late but.. That guy is an inside joke on this Icelandic metal/alternative music forum I'm on XD Well at least he's used in a lot of inside jokes there. And he's on there too.
pretty much anything but rap and country....my cds are all mostly like neu metal and classic but my first cd was linkin park so i got some alternative in there and my buddy isnt rocking the hawk but is a total punk so i get that musical influence whenever im at his house so yah, just about everything but rap and country
a lot of subgenres of trance
On a side note, I see that a lot of people here like rock.. And you should check out Infected Mushroom which is psy-trance/rock. I've been listening to them for years, and been to 4 shows so far, they just keep getting better. Check out infected mushroom-becoming insane, or suliman.