Dokkodo Sounds is the moniker of producer and sound designer Thomas Trueman. The name derives from a book, The Dokkodo (The Way of Walking Alone), written by one of the greatest swordsman in 1645 Japan, Miyamoto Musashi. He wrote the book in preparation for his own death, and it contains 21 precepts on how best to live your life.
The project focuses on ambient soundscapes combined with hazy beats and nostalgic melodies. The influence of the book is reflected in Thomas’ desire to live his best life through music and art.
The project has achieved over 5 million streams and been featured on multiple Apple Music and Spotify editorial playlists including Lo-Fi Beats, Road Trip To Tokyo, BEATstrumentals and Ambient Sleep. .
Take a listen to the releases below!