I have looked longingly at the picture above everyday since balloons dropped from the ceiling at Madison Square Garden to close out LCD Soundsystem‘s last live show. What a night.

But the death of LCD did not mean the death of James Murphy, of course, who now at just a shade over 42 recently caught up with Pitchfork to talk about the last 10 months and what’s in store for the future. Find a link past the jump.

Among his now more varied pursuits, which include a DFA-branded mixer, a full-blown retail store in Brooklyn, and even his own line of coffee, James has been sharing studio time with great bands like The Rapture, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Klaxons and others to do what he used to do, that is “spend a day in the studio with the people I think are good.”

All-in-all it sounds like Murphy is taking some time for himself after spending the better part of a decade in a relentless recording-producing-touring cycle.

Read the article on Pitchfork at this link and be sure to check out a clip from his most recent work with Andre 3000 and Damon Albarn of the Gorillaz below.