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Anthony Reynolds - Japan - A Foreign Place (The Biography 1974-1984) (softback book)

2016 softback edition of A Foreign Place, Anthony Reynolds' critically acclaimed and comprehensive biography of Japan.

This edition is 212 pages long, 210 x 210mm, and contains approximately 260 pictures (many unseen before the deluxe edition was published).

The softback cover image has been provided by the legendary Fin Costello (and is taken from the Tin Drum photo sessions).

Japan - A Foreign Place (The Poster) (Poster)

Created as a companion to the release of the softback edition of the acclaimed Japan biography, this is a high quality A2 poster featuring a photograph by Nicola Tyson.

Dimensions 42 x 59.4cm / 16.5 x 23.4 inches.

Steve Jansen - Tender Extinction (double vinyl)

The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen.

Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.

Steve Jansen - The Extinct Suite (cd)

Steve Jansen imaginatively reinterprets the more ambient and orchestral elements of Tender Extinction to create a suite of instrumentals lasting over 55 minutes as one single track.

Steve Jansen - Slope (double vinyl)

A 10th anniversary edition double 180g vinyl edition of Steve Jansen's Slope.

Features David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim), Joan Wasser (Joan As Police Woman), Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek and more.

Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis Studios and cut at 45rpm, this release is limited to only 300 units worldwide. Comes with download card.

We have very few copies available.

Out of stock.

Richard Barbieri - Things Buried / Stranger Inside (double cd)

A 2017 Kscope mid-price reissue of Richard Barbieri's first two solo albums from 2005 and 2008.

Richard Barbieri - Planets + Persona (cd)

Planets + Persona, the 2017 studio album from Richard Barbieri, is the most sonically expansive work to date from the former Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboard maestro.

Richard Barbieri - Planets + Persona (double vinyl)

Planets + Persona, the 2017 studio album from Richard Barbieri, is the most sonically expansive work to date from the former Japan and Porcupine Tree keyboard maestro.

Double heavyweight vinyl edition in gatefold cover cut at 45rpm for maximum quality.

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Steve Jansen - Tender Extinction (cd)

The 2016 studio release from Steve Jansen.

Featuring guest appearances by Thomas Feiner, Perry Blake, Nicola Hitchcock, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim) and others.

Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri - Lumen (cd)

A Kscope label CD release of Lumen, a recording of the solitary Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri (joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson) concert from 1st November 1996.

Includes the bonus track, Crossing The Border.

Mick Karn - The Concrete Twin (vinyl)

The last solo album by Mick Karn, The Concrete Twin was originally released on Mick's own MK Music
label in 2009.

A complex and rewarding album. 180g black vinyl version.

Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri - Stone To Flesh (cd)

Originally released in 1995, taking in elements of epic Art Rock and Ambient atmospherics, 'Stone To Flesh' comprises a diverse collection of pieces that vary from the dynamic to the hauntingly meditative.

Steve Jansen & Richard Barbieri - Lumen (vinyl)

A Kscope vinyl release of Lumen, a recording of the solitary Steve Jansen/Richard Barbieri concert from 1st November 1996.

Jansen and Barbieri were joined on stage by Mick Karn and Steven Wilson.

David Sylvian - Ryuichi Sakamoto - Bamboo Houses (Remix) (7inch vinyl)

A limited RSD 7" vinyl reissue of Sylvian and Sakamoto's 1982 single, Bamboo Houses / Bamboo Music (2000 remix).

Out of stock.

Steve Jansen - Slope - digisleeve edition (triple cd)

Released to highly positive reviews in 2007, Slope was the debut album from Steve Jansen (Japan / Rain Tree Crow).

Exhibiting a bold combination of inventive rhythms, intricate programming and emotive vocal performances, the album features guest contributions from an impressive line-up including David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg (Sweet Billy Pilgrim), Joan Wasser (Joan As Policewoman), Thomas Feiner, Anja Garbarek, Nina Kinert, and Theo Travis.

This triple cd digisleeve version comprises the original album plus remixes, live recordings and instrumental soundtracks.

'A mixture of exquisite, groove-based soundscapes and introspective torch songs.' - The Guardian

Dalis Car - InGladAloneness (vinyl)

Hugely respected for his innovative approach to the fretless bass and his groundbreaking work with Japan/Rain Tree Crow, Kate Bush, David Torn and others. Mick Karn died on the 4th of January, 2011.

Initiated by Peter Murphy, Karn's final work during his lifetime saw the unexpected resurrection of the duo's cult mid-1980s project, Dali's Car.

Conceived during the final months of Karn's life, the resulting 5 track EP features contributions from friends and regular musical collaborators Steve Jansen, Jakko M Jakszyk and Theo Travis.

InGladAloneness is a glorious testament to a unique vision tragically cut short by illness.

Available for the first time on (180g) vinyl.

Mick Karn - More Better Different (vinyl)

The sixth solo album from Mick Karn available on vinyl for the first time.

Mick Karn - Three Part Species (Double Vinyl)

The seventh solo album from Mick Karn available on double vinyl for the first time.

Features bonus tracks.

Mick Karn - Each Eye A Path (vinyl)

The fifth solo album from Bass pioneer Mick Karn (Japan) on LP for the first time.

180g black vinyl in a cover with original cover artwork and printed inner sleeves.

Grice - Alexandrine (CD)

Art Rock musician GRICE returns with his second album Alexandrine, which builds on 2012's highly-regarded Propeller.

Featuring Richard Barbieri on keyboards (and as co-producer on two tracks), the album was mixed by Steve Jansen and also includes performances from 05Ric, BJ Cole, and Steve Bingham (no-man), amongst others.

‘Alexandrine is an Art Rock gem - there is much that is filmic and Zen here.
When personality is required, Grice’s voice has it. Grice sounds like Grace.‘
(Classic Rock presents PROG, Aug 2015).

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - The First Day (cd)

1993's Sylvian and Fripp's The First Day surprised many with its hard-hitting sound.

Perhaps closer in spirit to the mid-1990s King Crimson to come than Sylvian's past work, the album boldly fused the accessible and the experimental, and in the exquisite Bringing Down The Light offered the first recorded example of Fripp's contemporary Soundscapes approach.

David Sylvian & Robert Fripp - Damage (cd)

The 2001 David Sylvian mix of Sylvian and Fripp's powerful live album from 1994 Damage.

Japan - Tin Drum (vinyl)

Japan's mighty Tin Drum is re-released on vinyl as part of the Back To Black campaign.

A limited edition heavyweight 180g LP packaged in a replica of the original artwork.

Steve Jansen - Captured Through A Quiet Window

A haunting and cinematic six and a half minute instrumental featuring strings, piano, clarinet and an insistent rhythmic momentum, Captured Through A Quiet Window is the second release via Steve Jansen's exclusive download store.

Available as an mp3 and a flac download.

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Steve Hogarth & Richard Barbieri - Not the Weapon But The Hand (CD in digibook)

The hugely anticipated debut album from Marillion's Steve Hogarth and PT's Richard Barbieri features appearances from Danny Thompson, Chris Maitland and Dave Gregory, amongst others.

"It goes beyond what you might expect from the two of us. The album consists of music which is at times moving, complex, multilayered, spooky, goofy and, of course, very personal." - Steve Hogarth

Steve Jansen - Exit North

Exit North is the first release via Steve Jansen's exclusive download store.

A fourteen and a half minute instrumental combining electro-atmospherics, plaintive piano and Jansen's inimitable percussive/rhythmic touch, the piece climaxes with a beautifully uplifting, repeating Mimimalist sequence.

Exit North, available as an mp3 and a flac download, marks Steve's first official solo release since his celebrated Slope album in 2007.

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Dalis Car - InGladAloneness (cd)

Hugely respected for his innovative approach to the fretless bass and his groundbreaking work with Japan/Rain Tree Crow, Kate Bush, David Torn and others. Mick Karn died on the 4th of January, 2011.

Initiated by Peter Murphy, Karn's final work during his lifetime saw the unexpected resurrection of the duo's cult mid-1980s project, Dali's Car.

Conceived during the final months of Karn's life, the resulting 5 track EP features contributions from friends and regular musical collaborators Steve Jansen, Jakko M Jakszyk and Theo Travis.

InGladAloneness is a glorious testament to a unique vision tragically cut short by illness.

Dalis Car - InGladAloness (download)

Hugely respected for his innovative approach to the fretless bass and his groundbreaking work with Japan/Rain Tree Crow, Kate Bush, David Torn and others. Mick Karn died on the 4th of January, 2011.

Initiated by Peter Murphy, Karn's final work during his lifetime saw the unexpected resurrection of the duo's cult mid-1980s project, Dali's Car.

Conceived during the final months of Karn's life, the resulting 5 track EP features contributions from friends and regular musical collaborators Steve Jansen, Jakko M Jacsyzk and Theo Travis.

InGladAloneness is a glorious testament to a unique vision tragically cut short by illness.

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Dalis Car - Artemis Rise (mp3 download)

Mick Karn, who tragically succumbed to cancer in January of this year, would have been 53 on July 24th, 2011.

To coincide with Mick's birthday, as a treat for fans, a taster for Mick's last completed project (a new Dali's Car EP) is being offered as a download.

Artemis Rise is a re-working of an instrumental from the band's debut album and features new vocal and lyrical contributions from Peter Murphy, as well as additional instrumentation from Steve Jansen, Jakko M Jakszyk and others.

A superb reunion with Peter Murphy, the forthcoming EP, In Glad Aloneness, continues the intense and exotic experiments of the band's cult classic from 1984, The Waking Hour.

All profits will be donated to Mick's son and wife.

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Mick Karn - More Better Different (mp3 download)

The 2004 solo album by the legendary ex-Japan Bass Player, which features a typically diverse range of instrumentation to produce a collection of evocative and startling instrumental works.

'I can't imagine anyone into eno, sylvian, talk talk or, for that matter, the better radiohead tracks finding it less than transporting and beautifully optimistic.' - Chris Roberts (Uncut)

mick karn - Each Path A Remix (mp3 download)

A remix album based on tracks taken from Mick's powerfully inventive 5th solo album Each Eye A Path (2001), which featured Mick on vocals and a variety of instruments as well as some typically tasteful contributions from Steve Jansen, who also mixed the album.

Featuring Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Torn, Richard Barbieri and others.

Richard Barbieri - Things Buried

"Things Buried" is an instrumental work that highlights Barbieri's unique approach to sound and mood, ranging from textural atmospherics to dynamic rhythmic passages.

The album also features the distinctive styles of Percy Jones (Brian Eno, Brand X ) on fretless bass & Andy Gangadeen (The Bays, Massive Attack ) on Drums.

Also available as mp3 / flac download.

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jansen / takahashi - pulse remix (cd)

A collection of remixes based on tracks from Jansen and Takahashi's Pulse album, including contributions from 4 Hero, Spacer, DJ Spooky, Reflection, Fantastic Plastic Machine, and Steve Jansen himself.

steve jansen / richard barbieri - stone to flesh

Taking in elements of epic Art Rock and Ambient atmospherics, 'Stone To Flesh' comprises a diverse collection of pieces that vary from the dynamic to the hauntingly meditative.

Featuring guest performances from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson and Colin Edwin, and harmonica great, Mark Feltham (Talk Talk, The The etc).
Also available as mp3 / flac download.

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steve jansen / richard barbieri - other worlds in a small room

With 'Other Worlds In A Small Room', Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri created an atmospheric collection of instrumentals that they considered, 'Ambient in the traditional sense'.

This release features music from the the original Japanese only album, "Worlds in a Small Room", which was originally commissioned by JVC to accompany a documentary on the Space Shuttle "Challenger's" mission.
Also available as mp3 / flac download.

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David Sylvian - Manafon (cd)

Along with Blemish, Manafon is the most controversial and challenging album in David Sylvian's long and varied career.

A brave fusion of avant-garde classical, free jazz and abstract, poetic torch song, this isn't music for the fainthearted.

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David Sylvian - Everything And Nothing (double cd)

A superlative 2 cd collection of David Sylvian's solo work from 1983 to 2000.

Containing a new mix/vocal recording of the 1981 Japan classic Ghosts, plus several unreleased tracks and exclusive mixes of rare collaborative material.

David Sylvian - Died In The Wool - The Manafon Variations (double cd)

A two cd set comprising two emotive new songs, one new installation soundtrack and a series of radical variations on material from Manafon.

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David Sylvian - Approaching Silence (cd)

1999's Approaching Silence consisted of three pieces written for an art installation.

73 minutes of evocative Soundscapes, the Sylvian way.

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David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake (cd)

David Sylvian's fourth studio solo album was a highly eclectic 70 minute investigation of the hypnotic (I Surrender), delicately soulful (Darkest Dreaming) and downright strange (All Of My Mother's Names).

An underrated entry in the great man's catalogue.

David Sylvian - Secrets Of The Beehive (cd)

David Sylvian's third solo release from 1987 was his most organic and timeless to date.

An ambitious amalgam of singer-songwriter, ambient and jazz influences, the album featured some sublime playing from the likes of Mark Isham, David Torn and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

This is the 2003 digital re-master featuring the bonus track Promise (The Cult Of Eurydice).

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David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees (cd)

David Sylvian's evocative solo debut highlighted a new sophistication in his songwriting and featured guest appearances from the likes of Holger Czukay, Kenny Wheeler, Danny Thompson and Jon Hassell.


David Sylvian - Gone To Earth (double cd)

David Sylvian's second solo release built on the more atmospheric nature of its predecessor, Brilliant Trees.

Featuring Robert Fripp and Bill Nelson, the album's first disc revealed a poignant and epic Art Rock style, while its second disc boasted a series of haunting instrumentals occasionally evoking Brian Eno's beguiling Apollo soundtrack.

This is the 2003 digital re-master featuring three bonus remixes.

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David Sylvian - A Victim of Stars 1982-2012 (double cd)

Including material released on Virgin as well as his more recent Samadhisound output, A Victim Of Stars is a compilation encompassing 30 years of David Sylvian's constantly evolving solo material.

Contains the previously unreleased track Where's Your Gravity?

Grice - Highly Strung - Richard Barbieri remix (mp3 download)

A sublimely powerful and inventive remix of Grice's Highly Strung from soundscape innovator Richard Barbieri (Japan, Porcupine Tree).

Originally taken from the acclaimed Art Rock release Propeller by, Highly Strung is presented in three versions on this download EP; the RB remix, an 'extreme' alternative master, and the album mix .

The digital cover artwork is by British Artist Elizabeth McAlpine.

Mick Karn - Love's Glove

Mick Karn's characteristically quirky and genre-bending four track E.P. Love's Glove was originally released on cd in 2005.

We have sold out of the CD but this is now available as an mp3 and flac download.

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