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Decade Zero

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"These songs attempt to capture the feeling of confusion and frustration with how our world works. The rampant exploitation, the fundamentalist neoliberal project, the Australian bushfires, personal financial ruin, a global pandemic, death of species I’ve been finishing my debut album at a time when it feels like all of these concepts are culminating and converging.

I am sick of how this world is run. How unequal it is. Not by some sort of divine providence but by conscious, corporate and political design.

Decade Zero is written as a beacon of hope, sent from a dying world. But this isn’t post-apocalyptic music - I hate that term. I think the more that people talk about the apocalypse, the more that people are ok with the idea of it. I don’t think this helps the public psyche. I’d rather think of this moment - and this music - as pre-utopian. We should be pushing for change and looking to visions of a green future rather than expecting the worst. Otherwise, what’s the point?"

- Kcin

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released April 7, 2021

Written, performed, produced and mixed by Nicholas Meredith.

Piano on Moon (Part 1 and 2), All Life In The Lake by Adrian Klumpes
Piano on Blood In the Water by Chris Long
Vocals on Distance From The Sea of Sorrow, Colonist Reprise, The Hushings - Elizabeth Fader

Recorded at Free Energy Device Studios, Golden Retriever, Le Guache and MESS.

Golden Retriever sessions recorded by Jack Prest.
Mastered by Lachlan Carrick.
Artwork by Brigitte Podrasky.

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Kcin Australia

Kcin is the new project of Australian drummer/producer Nicholas Meredith. His sound-world, although wet through with electronic and digital elements, draws significantly from the natural world: monolithic structures, human biology, water. Working with themes of uncertainty and environmental change. ... more

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