This Mind-Bending Video Of 'Rain' Falling Is Actually Something Much Cooler

July 16, 2014 12:59 PM

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Anyone who's experienced a true thunderstorm knows the acoustic complexity of rain. What sounds like a cohesive force is really just a bunch of individual notes, the effect of many single droplets falling on various surfaces at a rapid pace.

This is the schema underpinning "Amaoto no Yurai," or "The Origin Of The Sound of Rain," an audio-visual creation so ingenious it's a wonder we haven't seen something like it before. Made for a Japanese TV program by the acclaimed digital designer Yugo Nakamura, the video above seems to track an act...

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