Zen Sounds lends a home to the niche, the fringe and the obscure. The show features mostly ambient and experimental music, focusing on electronic and electroacoustic compositions. The odd lo-fi house, alt rap or spiritual jazz tune might get thrown into the mix. Most of them are new, but some older ones might show up as well.
Zen Sounds is the playground of veteran music journalist Stephan Kunze. He grew up in the 1990s on a diet of hip-hop, indie rock and ambient techno. These days, Kunze is running a weekly Substack newsletter on experimental music, reviewing records and interviewing artists. His first book Zen Style, a philosophical self-help memoir, was published in 2021.