How to toast a snow flake, Dom?
Dominik Grenzler is a sound artist and bass guitar player with a spot for experimental and ambient soundscapes. In 2008 he began with the initial recording sessions for AN MOKU. The literal translation of the Japanese word «Anmoku» is “tacit, unsaid, implicit” conveying that an idea or thought cannot be put into words but is subconsciously understood. Inspired and animated, with this approach, Dominik’s abstract, cinematic music gives the listener room for imagination and interpretation. His approach to ambient is highly personal, as he manages to generate tension with a hidden musicality, drowned in a miasma of organic, yet manipulated, sounds. Dominik describes AN MOKU often as distinctive atonal madness. Genre: Experimental Electronica, Ambient, Glitch, Soundtrack
Born in 1977 in Gdynia. Raised on a soundtrack of bubbly 80’s synth pop and early 90’s guitar music. Playing e-bass in several bands in Germany’s former coal-mining hub, the Ruhr district, from 1993 to 1995, he gained experiences in a wide variety of musical genres. This is followed by numerous performances with supporting acts for Whitney Houston, Joe Cocker, Marla Glen as a hired bass-guitar player by the singer and songwriter Daniel Denecke amongst others from 1998 through to 2001. Inspired by many experiences during travels, encounters and further training Dominik started to explore sound in different and uncommercial ways and founded the music project: AN MOKU.
Privately, Dominik Grenzler is living and working in his adopted hometown of Zurich, where he owns, together with his girlfriend Sara Hochuli, a Café with an artisan Cake Bakery known as Miyuko. Since 2015 he is the founder and curator of the micro label EndTitles. In 2016-2018 he opened a Pop-up-Café called Kumiko in Reykjavik.
EndTitles is a Music label from Zurich focused on exploring fusions of genres of contemporary music.
2020 – «Of Mirrors» @Audiobulb Records
2019 – 10th IOIC Stummfilm-Festival, Kunstraum Walcheturm, Zürich
2019 – EndTitles.Kitchen.Lab #2-4 (Universalfilter, Steinbrüchel, Stan Pete, Joel Gilardini, Feyz & Snoopy over the Hills)
2019 – «Live in Cairo 2018» @EndTitles
2018 – EndTitles.Kitchen.Lab #1 (Joel Gilardini & Chihei Hatakeyama)
2018 – Mapping Possibilities VI, Live in Cairo, Egypt (in Cooperation with Pro Helvetia)
2018 – Live-Show Preparations for Cairo in Reykjavik, Iceland
2017 – Jingle for the Podcast-Show «Vlowers»
2015 – 2017: Soundtrack for three Mini-Documentaries by Jan Knüsel
2015 – until today: EndTitles (label founded and curated by AN MOKU)
2014 – «KODAMA Remixes» @tonAtom
2013 – Recordings in Cagliari, Sardinia with Adriano Orrù
2013 – «Quietschende Kaffeemühle» @Cooperativa Neue Musik, Darmstadt, Germany
2013 – «Of Mirrors» (Album with Virlyn) @Dead Tapes
2013 – Recordings for «Off Mirrors» in Reykjavik, Iceland
2013 – «How to catch STILLE?» (AN MOKU’s charity project for people with hearing loss)
2012 – «MONONOCLE» @ETAlabel
2012 – «one20» Nation of Clang EP @tonAtom
2012 – «StummeOrgel|| Stumme Geige» @Black Square Netlabel
2011 – «Kids at play» Nation of Clang EP @tonAtom
2011 – «Urban Interventions« (Field recordings project with Marcus Beuter) @Black Square Netlabel
2011 – «STILLE» @Mind Twisting Records
2010 – Sondermann: Ups and Downs (Remix)
2009 – Jingles for Kletterzentrum.ch, Schlieren