For me, music is inseperable from my photography - one helps me visualise the other.
The spare Northern European jazz mood of many albums on ECM records (and the wonderful photography and graphic design of the covers) is probably my greatest photography 'mind food'. I aim to create photos as stark and visual as the emotions I get when I listen to much of the music on ECM. (I often fail though miserably though ...!)
ECM Cover Art: