The years following the breakup of JAPAN saw the members working separately, working together (in various configurations), and working with other artists on a large number of releases throughout the world.
In 1990, the original members of JAPAN reformed as RAIN TREE CROW, for a release on Virgin Records, titled "Rain Tree Crow".
Medium Productions was formed in 1993 to allow Jansen, Barbieri and Karn to write and release material independent of major label restrictions and concerns. The first release is a compilation with artists that the trio have been involved with over the years and some whose works have been unrecognised by the major labels. Future releases will see more collaborations and soon, individual projects will be featured as well.
The official information service for Steve Jansen, Mick Karn and Richard Barbieri is:
74 St. Lawrence Road
Upminster, Essex, RM14 2UW
See also the Medium Productions Home Page. A newsletter is published quarterly, with additional press releases when necessary, providing information in advance on all their projects, recordings and tours. Subscribers are also given the opportunity to purchase rare and exclusive material/mail order cd's, etc.
The first CD on the Medium Productions label, "Beginning To Melt" was released in the Autumn of 1993 and is a collaboration between Steve, Richard, Mick and other artists. "Seed", released in October 1994, is the second CD to come out on the Medium label.
Further details of these CDs and how to order your copies are available from the information service.
Personal mail for Medium artists may also be sent to the address above.
As the list of their album credits with other artists is quite extensive, I will make this highy abbreviated offering in hopes you will contact Medium for the complete catalogue.