Free Music Archive
About Free Music Archive
dvd on 06/21/2012 at 12:00PM
Saito Koji's ambient minimalism is well documented through releases on Resting Bell, SEM label, and a slew of other independent labels. Grounded in the subtle layering of repetive melodic phrases, Koji's work typically allows this pattern to develop and morph slowly thoughout the duration of the album.
Since the devastating earthquake in Koji's native Fukushima his music has begun to incorporate heavier distortion and guitar noise. On Again, his latest release, every song clocks in at exactly 3 minutes, a notable limiting of Koji's usual fair as well as a thoughtful nod to the "perfect" pop form. Despite the short songs, the album flows quite well as a whole - so be sure to check the whole thing out here. Saito Koji at: