IIRC, the sensation of being tickled is caused by the brain's inability to predict the movements of the tickler.
With this in mind, when was the last time music tickled your ears and mind? I'm talking about the times that catch you off guard and give you a massive smile.
I just had one; it was caused by Tim Hecker's Radio Spiricom. Holy shit though; it's one of the best feelings that music can cause IMO.
I only just discovered the Mars Volta for whatever reason. L'Via, and Cassandra Gemini put me in that mood pretty good.
Also I've been listening to Bitches Brew a lot recently. That's definitely got its moments of surprise as well.
backpacker is a term in hip hop used to describe people that only listen to pretentious as shit music that tries very hard to be different or artsy. this is being combined with ambient in this case.
which I don't understand at all. Hecker is the shit
I waited until I had my vinyl copy to listen to this, and jesus christ the first time I heard Reach for The Dead. And then my ears got tickled again at the end of the album with Come to Dust.