Qrion "Sink" (SenSe)
There's no shortage of electronic artists in Japan making maximalist music that centers on neck-snapping bass freakouts. Sapporo's Qrion, though, creates songs that speak a private, softer language.
The 19-year-old producer turns vocal samples into unfamiliar streaks of sound, and where others build up a track for crowd-pleasing euphoria, she brings the track to a climax before swivelling toward a more intimate direction. Her third album, "Sink," is the best realization of her particular sound so far; a nice escape from the monotony of her EDM (electronic dance music) contemporaries.