Ex-Japan members Richard Barbieri and Steve Jansen released a couple of singles and an album back in 1987. This might of been the sound of Japan in the late 80’s with the help of Japanese producer, Yoshifumi Iio. It also benefits from a meaty John “Tokes ” Potoker mix. Upbeat with Talk Talk piano riff and plenty of electronic percussion.
The stand out track (and gem of the week) for me is the very Japan-esque, piano led “My Winter” (David Sylvian is not singing!) A beautiful, quiet, melancholic song; very seasonal.
Virgin – VS96912
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