David Bowie's Work Flow Diagram Revealed

David Bowie has remained quiet since the surprise release of new album The Next Day.

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He shocked fans earlier this year by putting out song Where Are We Now? on his 66th birthday with no notice.

The Next Day, his first studio record in ten years, was out on March 11 but the icon has maintained press silence.

Until... American novelist (and Bowie fan) Rick Moody contacted the star and recieved in return a 'work flow diagram' relating to the new record.

Vampyric, Pressgang and Hostage are among the words listed

"I was really excited to speak to this list, and to apply this list to the songs of The Next Day, but the very first thing I had to do was simply to enjoy the list, because it's a great list, and it has the word chthonic on it, and this is one of my very favorite words, and you have to admit, additionally, chthonic is a great word, and all art that is chthonic is excellent art, and art that has nothing chthonic about it, like, let's say, "Don't Worry, Be Happy," that is art that's hard to withstand," Moody wrote in a very indepth analysis of the list on website The Rumpus .

The word flow diagram is as follows:

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

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