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Zanshin is from Vienna and likes to play with sounds.
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Zanshin is a versatile beast, a swiss army knife of electronic music. His influences are as out-of-space and farfetched as they are near-field and heartfelt. Like a painter in a white room he extends his arms to the fullest to paint what's left in a musical landscape of his own, using all available colours and brushes, leaving the listener with a fully grown universe of experience. As much as he enjoys banging out frenetic and frantic beat structures capable of blowing any rock formation to bits and pieces, he relishes the lush and lascivious green fields of thick synthesized ambiences.
Exploring Zanshin will leave you with traces of any kind of broken step leading to classic electro flirting with abstract jazz and avantgarde. Bewildering field recordings mingling with heavy weight bass champions and there may always be a narrative voice lurking around the corner, singing a lullaby of sorts. This is music that spreads from sweaty club floors to lonely rides on the night train with ease, a fractured panorama of emotional complexity. A fascination with all kinds of structures in sounds, surprising twists and turns and epic moments are omnipresent and tantamount to a kind of credo. And if you ask himself, he might tell you a weird tale about an apprentice and a witch.
Zanshin is an idea, more a concept than a name, meaning "the heart that remains". As its roots are found in asian martial arts, it is hinting at a certain kind of vigilance and alertness, ready to react in any given situation. Something for your mind, body and soul.