I'm pretty sure its psybient - in the sense that it is psychadelic but more soundscape based than psytrance (ergo ambient).
As for where to start. start at the beginning or with tales of the inexpressible (one of my least favourite shpongles but easy to get into.
Originally Posted by Pianist
The best electronic music I've ever heard was written by Jean Michelle Jarre. No other electronic comes close IMO:
Good Goa is superior by a fair margin IMO.
That flip around at 3:35 (4:00 on the album) blows my mind every time.
If you're having trouble getting into this sort of stuff, I highly recommend using a set of headphones with low bass impact/volume