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灰野敬二

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Chiba, Tokyo, Japan (1970 – present)

Keiji Haino (灰野敬二) born 1952, May 3, in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese avant-garde musician / shaman whose work has included rock, free jazz, noise, singer-songwriter, avant-folk, blues, solo percussion, drone and electronica, among others, always keeping the experimentalism and psychedelia at the highest levels possible.

He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles. His main instruments of choice have been guitar and vocals, with many other instruments and approaches incorporated into his career’s work. Haino is known for intensely cathartic sound explorations, and much of his work bears an insular singularity, but his output has been so varied as to not always be recognizable as him.

Haino’s initial artistic outlet was theatre, inspired by the radicalism of the Antonin Artaud-influenced Shuji Terayama. An epiphanic moment came when he heard “When the Music’s Over” and changed course towards music. After brief stints in a number of blues and experimental outfits, he formed the improvised fusion band ロスト・アラーフ (Lost Aaraaff) in 1970. In the mid 1970s, having left Lost Aaraaf, he collaborated with psychedelic multi-instrumentalist Magical Power Mako and film soundtrack composer Tōru Takemitsu (Toru Takemitsu).

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