30 December 2010

Saito Koji - tokyo morning loop (2010, Resting Bell)

Saito Koji is a musician from Japan, specialized into long monotonous and minimal drone soundscapes stretched to the limit and beyond.

"Tokyo Morning Loop" is a perfect example of an auto-exhausting track. Saito Koji is talented enough to select the right-sounding warm and comforting drone loop and strike methodically the strings of his guitar to make accents at the right moment to keep us on the trajectory.
I do enjoy this netlabel release but if at first my mood is inflated in a positive way, slowly and particularly after 45 minutes (15 would have been the perfect length) a sense of deflation and dilution leaves me alone and lost on the shoulder of the road, expecting another hitchhike.

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