Music Is A Shortcut To A Short Life


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Music Is A Shortcut To A Short Life PGS 009. 8 artists, 8 songs. The first vinyl compilation from your friends at Portage Garage Sounds.

180 gram vinyl. Limited Edition of 200. Début tomorrow at PGS ON CANAL. Not for sale online. Special thanks to Koltay, Josh Bonati, Third Man Pressing”

Shigeto’s contribution, “While You Were Sleeping,” is an ambient track recorded around the time of Intermission. The track was selected by Vinnie and Zach, a standout from the Shigeto archive that, somehow, remained unreleased.



Music Is A Shortcut To A Short Life, released on Portage Garage Sounds on February 22, 2019.

Mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering
Executive Produced by Kenjiro, Shigeto + Vinnie Massimino
Compiled by Shigeto + Vinnie Massimino
Design by Vinnie Massimino
PGS 009, vinyl only

A1. Gustav Brovold - "Temple Of The Circuit"
A2. Bad User Experience - "Red Bull"
A3. Todd Osborn - "Samburt"
A4. Pablo R. Ruiz - "Incompatible W/ Programmed Reality"
B1. Josef Deas - "Untitled"
B2. Charles Trees - "Lost World"
B3. Black Noi$e - “Kani"
B4. Shigeto - "While You Were Sleeping"


See also


There Is Still [L O V E]
Ambient music from the same period as “While You Were Sleeping”

The era when “While You Were Sleeping” was recorded

Detroit Part II
The birth of Portage Garage Sounds