What do you do after calling the entire genre of techno “a braindead exercise in plastic sound”? Release a techno album, of course.
Sonic Youth co-founder Thurston Moore has revealed on LCD Soundsytem band member Tyler Pope’s podcast he’s recorded an album that is, as of yet, unreleased.
Moore said: “It’s not gonna be under my name. 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.”
Moore made headlines with his original diss in a Pitchfork video earlier this year before adding: “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?”
Guess he wasn’t joking. Just like former Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarist John Frusciante when he revealed he was making acid house tunes.
Listen to the full podcast with Thurston Moore below.