Displacement activity really kicks in when I'm dead busy and it's the only time I find myself trying musical things these days, ie when I shouldn't be. Last night, when I should have been writing big presentations I started mucking about with electroplankton - playing it into GarageBand and seeing if you could get an effective bit of music out of it.
And the answer's No, not yet. But I think it should be do-able. I made a 6-minute bit of ambient dribbling which isn't unpleasant but isn't any better than something you'd buy from one of those CD stands at national monuments amongst the sounds of the forest. Hanenbow (above) does the plinky noises.
Luminloop does the sustained chords in an eno-stylee.
Volvoice does everything else, basically the strange background noises, which I did by playing what I'd done before into him (he's a kind of mutating sampler) and sending it back out to GarageBand. All I did was layer stuff on top of each other, no tweaking the loops or anything. Anyone can do it, frankly. Self-generating ambient music for spas and offices can't be far off. It was fun though. May not be fun to listen to but it was fun to make.