New Age of Decay

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  • The album consists of 10 tracks and comes in the form of a booklet which displays the original poems of the album along with illustrations from the amazingly talented South Korean illustrator Zuihui Ghang whose art work was selected to match the meaning of the poems. The album was designed and put together by the graphic designer Martijnde Lange and includes the work of photographer Graeme Nicol.

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Blame 03:32
The Locals 03:04
Quarantine 03:10
This City 03:54


New Age of Decay is a collaboration between musician The Slow Blade and writer NotAnotherPoet. This album accompanies the book which displays the writings/poems in their original forms together with Illustrations of artist Zuhui Ghang, whose work was created to compliment the messages of the writing. For the complete experience, listen as you read and enjoy the artwork in the book in it's physical form or in the PDF which is downloadable with this album.


released April 2, 2021

All lyrics by NotAnotherPoet and all music by The Slow Blade, except 'The Burial of Vice' (lyrics and music by The Slow Blade).

NotAnotherPoet: vocals
The Slow Blade: vocals, guitars, bass, harmonica, synths, sampling, programming, and drum sequencing.
Liane Halton: vocals on 'The Burial of Vice'
Dan Rothwell: trombone on 'Evergreen Everteens/ The Zeds' and 'We Once Spoke of Rivers'.
Itay Kochva: Saxophones on 'Evergreen Everteens/ The Zeds'
A gaggle of ne'er-do-wells: backing vocals on 'Native Speaker'

Recorded at Daftpop Sounds and Nugget Records in Beijing, China, Engineered by David Carey.
Mixed by The Slow Blade at Daftpop Sounds and Nugget Records.
Mastered by Zachary Dorne at Khandha Records in the UK.

Illustrations: Zuhui Ghang

Graphic Design: Martijn de Lange

Photography: Graeme Nicol

We would like to thank the following people who have helped make this album possible:
Matt Byrne, Anthony Tao and Daniel Vuillermin of The Spittoon Collective. Nan Guazi, Trevor and Janet, Chacha and Earlgrey, Dani Wang, Zhuxi and Ganba, Bert Whitehead, Dave and Jen at Nugget Records. All those at Baozi, Temple Bar, Pi Bar, Aotu Space, Xiao Music, Professor J and Quasar Science, Modernista and LiveBeijingMusic. Thanks also to Graeme Nicol, Nina Dillenz, Liane Halton, Itay Kochva, Daniel Rothwell, Zachary Dorne and not forgetting of course, all the Native Speakers.


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