In 1978 Japan released their debut album Adolescent Sex and kick started a career that would span decades. With Steve Jansen on drums the band enjoyed huge success whilst simultaneously creating a back catalogue of music that still inspires today. Fast forward to 2007 and after many years working and collaborating with artists such as Richard Barbieri, Yukihiro Takahashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto & Bernd Friedmann, Steve released his debut, solo album Slope. This experimental, imaginative and vivid project set the bar high for Steve as a solo artist and it wasn’t until 2016 that he followed it up with his new album Tender Extinction. Tender Extinction is an introspective, sprawling and at times haunting album with each track taking on its own unique aesthetic and individual journey. Initially released on Bandcamp in April, Headcount Records have now released the project on 180g, lacquer cut, double LP.