Zen Sounds is a weekly newsletter on experimental music and culture.

Every week, I take a closer look at one specific work of music – a song, a composition or an album, new or old, which I have recently been listening to a lot, for whatever reason.

I am Stephan Kunze. I have been working as a writer, editor, music journalist and radio host for over 20 years.

I’m mostly interested in ambient, jazz, electronic and post-classical music. That doesn’t exclude the odd alternative hip-hop mixtape or atmospheric black metal album from showing up here.

I live in the rural German hinterland with my wife and our dog. We’re renovating an old farmhouse near the Baltic sea. We live a reclusive and simple lifestyle.

My first book »Zen Style« was published in 2021. I’m currently working on my second book.

In addition to the newsletter, I curate a monthly radio show on dublab DE.

Zen Sounds usually gets published on Saturday morning CET.


Stephan Kunze
Writer | Music & Culture