Thurston Moore has revealed that Sonic Youth's dissolution, announced at what turned out to be the band's final show in Sao Paulo in 2011, was a shock to him; it also, the iconic shredder\u00a0says, came as a surprise\u00a0that he is being blamed for the band's breakup after about\u00a030 years together following his split with Kim Gordon. In a new interview with\u00a0Collide\u00a0Art & Culture, he says: I never thought of it as the final show! In my mind we were going to take a break as things got worked out in our personal worlds. I find it really strange that I get demonised for the break-up of Sonic Youth when I myself had no intention of breaking up the band; that was a real surprise to me. I get the reasons behind the band not existing at the moment \u2014 everyone has to be on the same page \u2014 but there was never any announcement. Well, I never made one. Sonic Youth was a bond that existed between four of us. I have a tattoo that says "SONIC LIFE" and it\u2019s something that defines me forever. For me, it goes on and won\u2019t end. I write songs now and people say, \u201cIt sounds kinda like Sonic Youth\u201d \u2014 well, that\u2019s my vocabulary, you know. What you\u2019re not hearing is Lee and Kim because they\u2019re not playing the music with me, so it\u2019s a different situation. With the new music, there will never be a democracy like Sonic Youth. I certainly allow musicians that I work with to do what they do, but I do make the final decision on how things are going to sound. Sonic Youth was not that way \u2014 it was 8 hands. The band will be forever with me; the fact that we\u2019re not playing at the moment comes down to what happened in our personal lives. Pitchfork points out that Moore also revealed he's been working with Adele's right-hand man, producer\u00a0Paul Epworth, on a forthcoming album,\u00a0Rock and Roll Consciousness.\u00a0 Recorded at London studio the Church (where the 27-year-old karaoke monster has also recorded), the LP was put together using\u00a0analog boards also touched\u00a0by Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones, Moore tells Collide.\u00a0"It hasn\u2019t been mixed yet," he adds.\u00a0"I\u2019m gonna do that with a guy called Randall Dunn who works with Sun O))) and Earth." Read the full interview here.