A fabulous atmospheric track which kept me hooked and never let me predict what might happen next
Up to 2.32, it sounds a bit like walking through a Japanese valley to a hilltop temple on a misty day with a little bit of drizzle!
(I lived in Japan for four years, so I enjoyed these sounds very much).
I like the introduction of the fresh elements at 2.32 and 3.21, and particularly how the track then changes (into a sort of bridge) by bringing in percussion and briefly dropping out other elements around 3.38.
The change of rhythm and pace around 5.51, and the growing comparative presence of the bass really added extra impetus and colour to the track at that point.
There's a wonderful calming sense to the track despite its mysterious deeper elements.
The ambience, separation of elements and mixing skills are very clear and effective.
I wonder whether a few vocal snippets (possibly effected) might also add something to the track?