I have found myself, headphones on (AKG702 into an audioquest dragonfly cobalt stuck into my desktop Mac) at my desk rather a lot recently as I started a Masters Degree that involves many hours at the computer.
Sometimes I don’t use music but, particularly when writing I like music playing and tend towards ambient, piano, drone - anything at the quieter, less busy end of the spectrum.
Favourites at the moment are things like “Mixing Colours” by Roger and Brian Eno, Music for Nine Postcards by Hiroshi Yoshimura, Eight Fragments of an Illusion by Ulrich Schnauss & Jonas Munk and Silencia by Hammock. I can’t really work if the music takes too much of my attention.
What do others prefer? Do you work in silence or does music help your process?