Thurston Moore has recorded a techno album

He’s previously called the genre “music for ding-dongs”

Earlier this year, on Pitchfork’s Over/Under series, the Sonic Youth co-founder delivered a scathing opinion on techno, calling it “a braindead exercise of plastic sound”.

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?”

As it turns out, Moore does actually really like techno. He recently sat down with LCD Soundsystem’s Tyler Pope for the Talkhouse podcast, in which he revealed that he’s made a techno album. “It’s not gonna be under my name. I don’t want anyone to come to it with any preconceived idea,” he said. “Like, ‘this insufferable idiot just made a techno record?’ Forget about it.”

In April, the artist released the album Rock n Roll Consciousness – a contrast against his new techno venture.

Listen to the Talkhouse podcast below.