A well maintained distance between the sound and silence is the most important aspect in music for me.
Not a great fan of absolute overload. Not an avid admirer of a complete silence, too.
Inspiration comes from depths of sea, heights of space and the likes of Thomas Brinkmann, Maurizio, Photek, Paradox, Biosphere and Sleep Research Facility, just to name a few.
And yes, UFO's. Them, too.