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Steve Jansen

Steve Jansen
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Steve Jansen (born Stephen Batt, 1 December 1959, in Beckenham, Kent, England) is an English drummer, percussionist, singer and composer. He is best known as a founding member of the group Japan, along with his brother David Sylvian (vocals, guitars and keyboards), Mick Karn (bass guitar), Richard Barbieri (keyboards), and Rob Dean (guitar). After Japan's breakup, he has worked in a wide variety of situations, many including former Japan bandmates. He formed the group Exit North in 2014.
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Exit North — Book of Romance and Dust Exit North — Book of Romance and Dust
((Not on label) EN 01, 2019, CD)
Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor Gaudi — 30Hz Dub Prelude / Electronic Impromptu in E-flat Minor
(RareNoise RNR066LP, 2016, 10")
Lorenzo Feliciati — Koi Lorenzo Feliciati — Koi
(RareNoise RNR050, 2015, CD)
David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers David Sylvian — Sleepwalkers
(Samadhisound sound cd ss020, 2010, CD)
D'Agostino / Foxx / Jansen — A Secret Life D'Agostino / Foxx / Jansen — A Secret Life
(Metamatic META22CD, 2009, CD)
Richard Barbieri — Stranger Inside Richard Barbieri — Stranger Inside
(Kscope KSCOPE104, 2008, CD)
Nine Horses — Money for All Nine Horses — Money for All
(Samadhisound ss0010, 2007, CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope Steve Jansen — Slope
(Samadhisound cd 0012, 2007, CD)
Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster) Steve Jansen — Slope (Remaster)
(Burning Shed bshed1305, 2007/2013, 3CD)
Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow Nine Horses — Snow Borne Sorrow
(Samadhisound ss006, 2005, CD)
David Sylvian — Camphor David Sylvian — Camphor
(Virgin 7243 8 12201 2 2, 2002, 2CD)
Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Remix
(Medium Productions MPCD15, 2002, CD)
Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path Mick Karn — Each Eye a Path
(Medium Productions MPCD12, 2001, CD)
Steve Jansen / Claudio Chianura — Kinoapparatom Steve Jansen / Claudio Chianura — Kinoapparatom
(Medium Productions MPCD14, 2001, CD)
David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake David Sylvian — Dead Bees on a Cake
(Virgin 7243 8 47071 2 5, 1999, CD)
JBK (Jansen Barbieri Karn) — _Ism JBK (Jansen Barbieri Karn) — _Ism
(Medium Productions MPCD9, 1999, CD)
Various Artists — Medium Label Sampler Various Artists — Medium Label Sampler
(Medium Productions MPCD11, 1999, CD)
Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni  — Marco Polo (Volume II) Nicola Alesini / Pier Luigi Andreoni — Marco Polo (Volume II)
(Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90073, 1998, CD)
Jansen / Barbieri / Takemura — Changing Hands Jansen / Barbieri / Takemura — Changing Hands
(Medium Productions MPCD6, 1997, CD)
h — Ice Cream Genius h — Ice Cream Genius
(Poison Apple PACD054, 1997, CD)
Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri — Other Worlds in a Small Room Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri — Other Worlds in a Small Room
(Medium Productions MPCD4, 1996, CD)
No-Man — Wild Opera No-Man — Wild Opera
(Kscope kscope149, 1996/2010, 2CD)
No-Man — Heaven Taste No-Man — Heaven Taste
(Hidden Art hi-art 1, 1995, CD)
Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh Steve Jansen / Richard Barbieri — Stone to Flesh
(Medium Productions mpcd3, 1995, CD)
Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame Richard Barbieri / Tim Bowness — Flame
(One Little Indian TPLP58CD, 1994, CD)
Jansen Barbieri Karn — Beginning to Melt: Medium Series Volume 1 Jansen Barbieri Karn — Beginning to Melt: Medium Series Volume 1
(Medium Productions MPCD1, 1993, CD)
Mick Karn — Bestial Cluster Mick Karn — Bestial Cluster
(CMP Records CD 1002, 1993, CD)
No-Man — Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession No-Man — Loveblows & Lovecries - A Confession
(One Little Indian TPLP57CD, 1993, CD)
Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow Rain Tree Crow — Rain Tree Crow
(Virgin CDV 2659, 1991, CD)
Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri — Storeis across Borders Steve Jansen and Richard Barbieri — Storeis across Borders
(Victor CDVE908, 1991, CD)
The Dolphin Brothers — Catch the Fall The Dolphin Brothers — Catch the Fall
(Virgin CDV 2434, 1987, CD)
David Sylvian — Gone to Earth David Sylvian — Gone to Earth
(Virgin V2-86003, 1986, CD)
Jansen / Barbieri — Worlds in a Small Room Jansen / Barbieri — Worlds in a Small Room
(Pan East NEWCD 105, 1986, CD)
Japan — Oil on Canvas Japan — Oil on Canvas
(Caroline CAROL 1832-2, 1983/1994, CD)
Japan — Tin Drum Japan — Tin Drum
(Caroline CAROL 1830-2, 1981/1994, CD)
Japan — Gentlemen Take Polaroids Japan — Gentlemen Take Polaroids
(Caroline CAROL 1829-2, 1980/1994, CD)
Japan — Quiet Life Japan — Quiet Life
(Caroline CAROL 1203-2, 1979/1994, CD)
Japan — Adolescent Sex Japan — Adolescent Sex
(Caroline CAROL 1201-2, 1978/1994, CD)
Japan — Obscure Alternatives Japan — Obscure Alternatives
(Caroline CAROL 1202-2, 1978/1994, CD)

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