David Bowie breaks silence on The Next Day album – with 42 cryptic words

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From The Guardian:

David Bowie hasn’t been treading the interview circuit to promote his new album The Next Day. But he has broken his silence about it, albeit in the most cryptic way.

The novelist and sometime Guardian writer Rick Moody asked Bowie to supply a “work-flow diagram” for a piece for the Rumpus – “because I wanted to think about it in light of what he was thinking about it, I wanted to understand the lexicon of The Next Day”. And Bowie obliged.

And, without further ado, here is the list:

Effigies
Indulgences
Anarchist
Violence
Chthonic
Intimidation
Vampyric
Pantheon
Succubus
Hostage
Transference
Identity
Mauer
Interface
Flitting
Isolation
Revenge
Osmosis
Crusade
Tyrant
Domination
Indifference
Miasma
Pressgang
Displaced
Flight
Resettlement
Funereal
Glide
Trace
Balkan
Burial
Reverse
Manipulate
Origin
Text
Traitor
Urban
Comeuppance
Tragic
Nerve
Mystification

That clears everything up, then. Unless it doesn’t.