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Japan was an English art rock band formed 1974 in Catford, South London by David Sylvian, Steve Jansen, Richard Barbieri and Mick Karn. Influenced by glam rock, Japan's sound incorporated electronics and eastern music influences, and they became one of the forerunners of the New Romantic movement. After releasing a string of excellent albums in the early eighties the members drifted to seperate projects. Japan split in 1982 but reformed for a few years in the early nineties under the name Rain Tree Crow and release one eponymous album. David Sylvian has a prolific solo career, releasing many superb albums and working with names such as Robert Fripp, Hoger Czukay of Can, and Ryuichi Sakamoto. Outstanding Japan albums include Quiet Life, Gentlemen Take Polariods, Tin Drum and the live Oil on Canvas.

Artist Website: davidsylvian.com

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