New Japanese Vibes (45) – Athena ‘rain grain chaining’

Electronic music is a catalyst for stirring up new, exciting and futuristic sound worlds, and Tokyo-based producer Athena’s new track ‘rain grain chaining’ is just one of many tracks to coax listeners in entering a realm of exotic colours.

rain grain chaining’ slowly develops from a two-chord riff and stuttering beat to a dazzling, cosmopolitan sonic city, filled with a wide spectrum of synth colours and melodic ideas zigzagging their way in a serpentine style, and driven by a more intricate and pulsating rhythmic body that perhaps personifies the rain intensifying by the second.

© Isaku Takahashi