360 VR and Ambisonic Audio were used for Voltaine’s latest release, Kinpaku. In Japanese, Kinpaku means ‘Gold Leaf’, an ancient art of gold decoration believed to have first appeared AD 250–552. Gold was been considered as the symbol of eternity and fixity in ancient Japanese culture. Kinpaku is a poetic expression of an eternal journey rendered in 360VR.

The video was created in the 3D software Blender using the equirectangular vr export for Cycles. Ambisonics is a technology that allows music to play back three-dimensional 360-degree audio. This means you can use rotate the audio using the controls on YouTube or look around when wearing a VR headset such as Google cardboard.