Beck Produces, Sings on New Thurston Moore Solo Album, Benediction

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore has unveiled a few tasty details on his forthcoming album, Benediction, a new solo LP previously mentioned alongside a slew of upcoming SY project updates. Speaking to Philadelphia Weekly, Moore said of the Matador release:

It’s called Benediction, recorded in Southern California at Beck’s home studio with him producing. Beck sings and plays a little bit on it. Samara and Mary both play on it quite extensively and very, very beautifully. Beck really put them through the paces.

Sounds like Beck and Thurston’s Yanni covers project sparked even more collaborations. Meanwhile, harpist Mary Lattimore revealed more details to Philly’s Daily News recently, saying that she and violinist Samara Lubelski lived at Beastie Boy Mike D’s house during the sessions. While Moore gave them “loads of freedom” and let her write her own parts, she added, “Beck had good ideas that enhanced them.”

Benediction is said to be out sometime in 2011. While we wait, though, let’s revisit Moore’s 1994 interview with Beck — hot on the heels of his “Loser” breakthrough — on MTV’s 120 Minutes below:

(Thanks to Moshe for the tip!)