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Thurston Moore has made a techno album

Recently when on Pitchfork’s brilliant ‘Over/Under’ feature, the former Sonic Youth man was asked about Techno. Cue the usual indie response “It’s a braindead exercise of plastic sound,” what you’d expect then.

But wait! He continued “I’m sorry, 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, but they’re not going to so they’re just stuck with their shitty techno records… Have you heard my techno record?”

Apparently it wasn’t one hundred percent jovial. When sitting down with LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope on the Talkhouse Podcast he went on to say that he had recorded an entire Techno album. “It’s not gonna be under my name. I don’t want anyone to come to it with any preconceived idea,” Moore said. “Like: ‘This insufferable idiot just made a techno record?’ Forget about it.”

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The pair also went on to talk about record collecting and about being in a ‘democratic band’. Take a listen to the whole podcast below and see Pitchfork’s ‘Over/Under’ as well.

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