Saito Koji, born December 25, 1978, is a musician currently living in Fukushima City, Japan. He played in several bands, then went solo in 2003 after being influenced by Otomo Yoshihide live performances, Derek Bailey and Kaoru Abe. Published on labels like keshhhhhh, somehow or resting bells, Saito is engaged
in the pursuit of an original kind of minimalism-improvisation based on infinite looped music that could be compared to a spirituality of the traditional mantras encountered in the asiatic "religions" and the native americans societies. Since the nuclear disaster in March 2011 in Fukushima, Saito Koji composes pieces based on distortion and much more powerful "noise" guitar sounds.
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