Would you believe it? More Japan and YMO related music.
These two tracks are taken from a 1986 12-inch single by Steve Jansen and Yukihiro Takahashi, both drummers in their respective bands. As I remember it I wasn’t aware that they had collaborated but I came across it in a record shop and bought it unheard based on the pedigree of the artists.
Steve Jansen and Yukihiro Takahashi - Stay Close
Musically it wouldn’t sound out of place on Bill Nelson’s Getting The Holy Ghost across album which I always felt had a sort of uptempo Japan feel. I don’t know who took singing duties but there’s certainly a David Sylvian vibe.
Steve Jansen and Yukihiro Takahashi - Betsu-Ni
Rather than just remove the vocals and put an instrumental version on the B-side, as was the custom, the boys gave us another good song so I’ve included that too.
If you want to investigate more some of their music is available here.