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News Roundup Autumn 2017

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Richard Barbieri- Richard's new album "Planets + Persona" was released on March 3rd 2017 on KScope. An EP, "Variants 1" was released on September 29th at his show in Liverpool, and is available to buy online at his bandcamp page. There will be a series of EPs released over the next year, with a deluxe collectors box to be made available later in the programme of releases to keep them in.

Richard plans a series of concerts throughout 2017 and into 2018, including a tour of Scandanavia with Lustans Lakejer. The concerts held in Stockholm on the 20th and 21st October were recorded for Swedish national radio, and there is the possibility of a live album if the band and Richard are happy with the sound.

Richard is very active on social media and is a member of the Nightporter facebook group, along with Rob Dean. Rob spends his time as a professional illustrator and birding expert in Costa Rica.

Steve Jansen - The "Tender Extinction" album was released in 2016 on vinyl, CD and download. An instrumental follow-up "The Extinct Suite" was released in 2017. Steve played live with Yukihiro Takahashi and MetaFive as well as with the Alma Project in Japan in August and September 2016. Steve continues to work on his new band project Exit North and answers questions through his Sleepyard blog.

David Sylvian has stated that he considers himself retired, but he is certainly not shy these days, regularly posting on social media on any subject he feels passionate about. He occasionally posts unreleased material, linked from social media. There are no current plans for a commercial release of music, despite much being recorded. David interacts with fans through his official facebook page.

Mick Karn's solo back catalogue from the 1990s and 2000s has been re-released on vinyl and CD during the last year. Every year fans pay tribute to Mick on his birthday (24th July). Click the photo of Mick on the left to visit the KScope Mick Karn store.
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