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 is highly personal, as he manages to generate tension with a hidden musicality, drowned in a miasma of organic, yet manipulated, sounds. Dominik's primary interests lie in simplicity, repetition and the relationship between sound and space. He describes An Moku often as experimental, dark ambient, glitchy, lo-fi music with a slice of hauntology and atonal madness or if you like: simply something beautiful. "It is up to you. Art itself shouldn't explain, art should tell."
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, Dominik 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. His debut release on Puremagnetik is coming in 2021.
Privately, Dominik Grenzler is living and working in his adopted hometown of Zurich, where he co-owns a café with an artisan cake bakery section known as Miyuko. Since 2015 he is the founder and curator of the micro label EndTitles. In 2016-2018 he co-opened a pop-up-café in Reykjavik called Kumiko.
EndTitles is a music label from Zurich focused on exploring fusions of genres of contemporary music.