Banetoriko is a noise artist from Japan, based in Los Angles, California. Born in the old town Nara, Japan 1975, she found her creative ground in U.S.
Her solo project since 2011, Banetoriko aims to realize the sonic presence of yokai. Yokai is the Japanese word for all supernatural entities, such as ghost, spirits, monsters and creatures, appearing from the ancient Japanese folklore to modern urban legends.
Her unique use of her handmade instrument, called Banetek, is the signature of her project. The eerie metal scraping sound evokes otherworldly presence.
Her album, Onmoraki is the name of the yokai bird, which eats the last energy of the fresh dead. She explores this yokai, as the boundaries of being alive and being dead.