Thursday, September 28, 2017

Old dog, new tricks?

Words I never thought I'd ever write: Thurston Moore has recorded a techno album. The revelation came during a conversation with LCD Soundsystem's Tyler Pope for the Talkhouse podcast, shortly after he'd jokingly dismissed the genre as "a braindead exercise of plastic sound" and then clarified "I actually really like a lot of techno, I think it really needs to be discussed in a more academic way than just as music for ding-dongs who like to snort coke and try to get laid".

The album, when (if?) it sees the light of day, won't bear his name, though: "I don't want anyone to come to it with any preconceived idea. Like: 'This insufferable idiot just made a techno record?' Forget about it."

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