Shibuya Station - Always Waiting at Shibuya Station

SHIBUYA STATION is an all analogue synth project founded by Marc Schaffer (aka solitude fx, Endphase, Twins Natalia, as well as being the founder of the Anna Logue Records and Nadanna labels).

Finding his inspiration in the late 70s to early 80s synth music and the machines of the age themselves, Marc recorded a few tracks back in 2013 which were further developed by fellow musicians Stefan Bornhorst (The Silicon Scientist), Dave Hewson (Poeme Electronique), Orpheo Weidelt (solitude fx), Kriistal Ann (Paradox Obscur) and Erik Söderberg (Kinder Aus Asbest) over the following years. Six tracks made it eventually onto international compilations Tunes That R… Attractive!, Sie Hat Schenkel Wie Godzilla, Jubilee Jamboree – 10 Years Of TuT/RuR and Synthesizer Music On Tape vol.3, which are now presented on a 10” vinyl on the renowned Polytechnic Youth label, who say it’s their last release for awhile, as they concentrate on their new label, Feral Child.

Instruments used were Amdek Percussion Synthesizer PCK-100, Boss Voice Transformer VT-1, Casio VL-1, Crumar Performer, DSI Mopho, Korg KR-55B, Korg MS-20, Moog Little Phatty, Moog Voyager, Novation Bass Station II, Oberheim DPX-1, Roland CR-78, Roland SH-2, Yamaha CS01, and VST synthesisers ARP Odyssey, EKSSperimental Sounds ES101, Korg MS-20. The project name is reference to Hachikō, the dog who continued to wait for over nine years following his owner’s death at … Shibuya Station.

10″ / Digital Album

Posted on December 29th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Le Cliché - Vicarious Life

To live vicariously is to experience the world in our minds through imaginative or sympathetic participation in the experiences of another person. As our daily lives become more and more interwoven with the Internet, and especially with social media, our identity construction and portrayal, as well as our interaction with others is increasingly taking place online.

This trend became even more obvious during the COVID19 pandemic when we spent long periods of time stuck at home, cut off from direct contact with others. Faced with the impossibility of doing the things we were so used to pre-pandemic, many of us began to seek out ways of experiencing the world vicariously, through the experiences of others.

Lockdowns · social distancing · stay at home · exercise alone · buy online · work from home! The Covid19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns set in place the ideal conditions for vicarious consumption to flourish.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on February 8th, 2022 under Releases, ,

Mitra Mitra - Hands Remain

Mitra Mitra is a synth wave duo from Vienna, Austria.

LP / Digital Album

Posted on January 21st, 2022 under Releases, ,

Gabe Knox - Cosmic Motorik Adventures & Machine Language Music

Gabe Knox is an electronic musician from Toronto, Canada.

10″ / Digital Album

Posted on October 21st, 2020 under Releases, ,

Wladyslaw Trejo - Es una bestia

Here’s the second album from Wladyslaw Trejo. Synthpunk expressionism from Spain.

12″ / Digital Album

Posted on July 26th, 2020 under Releases, ,