Beck producing new Thurston Moore solo album

Having recently worked with Jamie Lidell and Charlotte Gainsborough on their solo releases as well as his ongoing Record Club project, left-field pop maestro Beck has just been announced to be working as producer on Sonic Youth‘s Thurston Moore on his solo album, Benediction.

The pair who last worked together on a Yanni covers album for Beck’s Record Club have done most of the recording at Beck’s home in Southern California, and will feature Beck singing and playing as well as providing his talent behind the desk. Moore also mentioned that the album features a lot of work from Fishtown harpist Mary Lattimore and violinist Samara Lubelski. “Samara and Mary both play on it quite extensively and very, very beautifully,” Moore said. “Beck really put them through the paces.”

No word yet on an official release date, but expect Benediction to hit stores sometime in 2011 via Matador.

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