Maki Fujii and Hisashi Imai originally conceived Schaft as a one-off monikor for a track a compilation in 1991. After a few sporadic live performances, they decided to bring in several guest collaborators (most prominently Raymond Watts of Pig and KMFDM) to record a full album in 1994. Collaborations with popular English artists such as Autechre, Coil, and Meat Beat Manifesto brought a cult following to the project.
Fujii and Imai would go on to use the Schaft name on sporadic occasions when collaborating or appearing live together over the years, but the next full Schaft album and tour wouldn't arrive until 2016.

Schaft Discography Tracks


VICL-567 Schaft - Switchblade album art Schaft Switchblade(CD, Album) XEO Invitation VICL-567 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
VICL-5261 Schaft - Switch Remix album art Schaft Switch Remix(CD, MiniAlbum) XEO Invitation VICL-5261 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
Schaft - Ultra album art Schaft Ultra (Album) Victor Japan 2016 Sell This Version
VIZL-967 Schaft - Deeper and Down album art Schaft Deeper and Down(CD + DVD, Lim) Victor VIZL-967 Japan 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SLP-67 Schaft - Visual Cortex album art Schaft Visual Cortex(12", Ltd, Promo) XEO Invitation SLP-67 Japan 1995 Sell This Version


VIZL-921 Schaft - Archives album art Schaft Archives(3xCD, Comp, RM + DVD, Comp, RM, NTSC + Box) Victor VIZL-921 Japan 2016 Sell This Version


VIVL-139 Schaft - Switchblade - Visual Mix album art Schaft Switchblade - Visual Mix(VHS, NTSC) Invitation VIVL-139 Japan 1994 Sell This Version