Ymir – The Crystal Expanse

Ymir is an experimental multimedia artist from North Dakota who specialises in short-form ambient music and 3D glitch art. Latest single The Crystal Expanse is inspired by a particular scene from Miyazaki’s 1984 Japanese anime film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind in which the protagonists wake up underneath the canopy of a toxic jungle: an enormous, oppressive space punctuated by occasion shafts of light. I’ve not seen the film, but Ymir absolutely manages to conjure an impressive sense of both scale and wonder with this short but extremely intense slice of ambient.