Since I'm from Norway I've got a long list of artists that I like that anyone would go "who?" over LOL ... but I'll try to stick to slightly known names that people STILL go "Who?" over....
Jean Michel Jarre is a favorite of mine, he's a french techno synthesizer lazer show kinda guy and his music is awesome.
Others are Zamfir (panflute), Tanita Tikaram who is a REALLY really great singer with a lot of "weird" but soothing to the ear kinda songs...nice, hoarse voice too..very nice.
Leonard Cohen...who I thought everyone would know but I discover not many do.
Im sure there's more...well I know there's more...lol..but I wont bother ya with all the Norwegian names