Synth-disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder is making the most of his late-career renaissance. In a recent interview with Clash, he said that on top of the new album he’s working on, he will be making music for a video game with dubstep poster boy Skrillex.
What game? Tron, of course. Moroder-disciples Daft Punk did the soundtrack for the sequel to the original; if the French duo weren’t feeling the video game, Moroder is a logical second choice.
“I’m going to meet Skrillex next week when I’m back,” Moroder told Clash. “We have about five themes, electronic stuff and let’s see if he’s interested in remixing or re-working one of the songs.”
Moroder also revealed he’s working on a major movie soundtrack, wouldn’t say what movie he’d been tapped for. “I have an offer to do a big movie. I cannot tell you what, but it’s… not a 150 million dollars but a big movie, big production. So I have to go back into that, it won’t be easy. I do this with a great musician and a great composer, so we do it together.”
The most entertaining quote came when he discussed the music for his new album, which will be titled 74 Is The New 24. “Somebody said, ‘Oh you should do all retro, all disco,'” Moroder shared. “I said no. Disco, I already did. I don’t want to go back. So what I wanted to do was have some electronics — and since, dare I say, I co-invented it, I have the right to use them — and then use some elements of disco.”