Nick Drake is pretty awesome....very relaxing...i read in an interview a while back that Nick Drake was one of Michael's inspirations or whatever, and i guess you can kinda see it...good stuff nonetheless...
haha, i was just going to come on here and suggest analog_kid's music, which i just listened to. but i see he beat me to it! i love it. it fits perfectly with the picture of tennessee he posted. beautiful. of the three initially mentioned, i've only heard ulver and it's nothing like that, so maybe it's not what you're looking for. but give it a shot.
I heard Southern Isolation for the first time today...and, I'm really impressed. I know Phil Anselmo is involved somehow (and its on his label), and being that I despise that dumb hick I wasn't expecting much. But wow is it good. Its acoustic dark, folk, southern rock, blues with a gorgeous female voice and heaps'o atmosphere. Really really cool. I most likely will be buying their EP. Amazon has a few low-quality samples if you are interested.
Searching for some Tenhi tracklists I found this site )
If you're looking for acoustic goodies try some of these bands.
The songs are ripped in bad quallity, but it gives you quite a
few good tips on bands that might be of interest )
I think I can add some new cd's to my album-wants-list! >)
There's even a band named Orplid!!
I'm thinking Opeth - Orchid, right away...