This may not be the type of music recommendation you were asking for but give a listen to a DJ by the name of LTJ Bukem. He's a drum and bass guy and his stuff is great for kicking back with a beverage of your choice and chilling out to.
Bukem is great and I've been listening to his stuff on and off for years. But yeah, I'm in a mood for an earthier or more intimate groove these days.
The current shopping list says:
Kraftwerk (first two albums)
Art of Noise
Iggy "Lust for Life"
Okay, that's not really a soundtrack I'd call earthier and more intimate, either. Most of the entries are things I keep meaning to look for and forgetting to, so mostly I want to get 'em if I see 'em so they're available, so that my iPod's already primed and ready for when I'm in the mood for growling "I'm the passenger, and I ride and I ride...".