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's live performances, Derek Bailey's and Kaoru Abe's music. 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 traditionnal mantras encountered in the asiatic "religions" and the Native Americans societes. Since the nuclear disaster in March 2011 in Fukushima, Saito Koji composes pieces based on distorsion and much more powerful "noise" guitar sounds as illustrated in his album "Pop". He uses guitars, keyboards, some effects and field recordings to create delicate minimal sound collages and improvisations. He cites three primary influences in his approach to experimental music : Otomo Yoshihide, Derek Bailey, and the sublime visuals of Kaoru Abe.