Shit Talk Extra Extra! Techno Arist Inspired by Club Scene!
posted by April 9 at 0:51 AMon
Apparently, Moby’s new record pays homage to late-night clubbing in New York City.
A excerpt of an interview he just did with CNN:
CNN: Your new album is kind of a concept album. What’s the idea behind it?
MOBY: Well, it is a concept record, although there’s a part of me that’s wary of describing it as such because traditionally concept records tend to be a bit pretentious and self-involved.
The idea behind the record was to take a sort of crazy eight-hour night in my neighborhood in the Lower East Side and somehow condense it into 65 minutes on a CD. And so it’s just me trying to re-create what it’s like to go out in my neighborhood and stay out too late and get into trouble.
CNN: Do you still do that? Go out to clubs every night and crawl home as the sun’s rising?
MOBY: I don’t necessarily go out every night, but I’m 42 years old and at this point most of my friends are married and they have kids and they have quiet domestic lives, and I’m still going out like two or three nights a week until 5 or 6 in the morning. At some point I think in the interest of dignity I should probably stop, but I still find it really inspiring and it’s still a lot of fun.
So what you’re telling me is that a techno/electronic musician is inspired by the nightlife/club scene? Why is that interesting? Does it only not make sense because it’s almost one in the morning?