Based in Futsuoka (Japan), Shun Watanabe aka Doltz is a very talented electronic music producer. The japanese artist developed his particular sound who takes cues from avant-garde and ambient music as well as focusing on hypnotic and deep techno. His creativity take often inspiration from the sea, mountains, animals, old towns, and landscapes, aiming to drive the listener to an unforgettable journey. Doltz first important release "Yūgen"[Annulled Music] was in February 2020, followed by other great productions that have been released in the last 4 months on well know labels such as Artscope, Aerden Records, and Circular limited.
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Yūgen is an important concept in traditional Japanese aesthetics. The exact translation of the word depends on the context. Yūgen is not an allusion to another world. It is about this world, this experience…
Japanese aesthetic ideals are most heavily influenced by Japanese Buddhism. In the Buddhist tradition, all things are considered as either evolving from or dissolving into nothingness. This “nothingness” is not empty space. It is rather a space of potentiality.
If the seas represent potential then each thing is like a wave arising from it and returning to it. There are no permanent waves. There are no perfect waves. At no point is a wave complete, even at its peak. Nature is seen as a dynamic whole that is to be admired and appreciated.
Yūgen by Doltz 'is inspirated by the sea, mountains, plants, animals, old towns and landscapes that change over time '