August 27 street date. Vinyl LP pressing. 2013 EP by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. Outsides consists of a 10 minute guitar solo and 2 abstract 'out' pieces of music. This 10 minute song gives new life to the long ago popularly discarded form of the extended Rock guitar solo, and is also Progressive Synthpop just the same.
August 27 street date. 2013 EP by former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. Outsides consists of a 10 minute guitar solo and 2 abstract 'out' pieces of music. This 10 minute song gives new life to the long ago popularly discarded form of the extended Rock guitar solo, and is also Progressive Synthpop just the same.
April 15 street date. John Frusciante comes full circle with Enclosure, completing what he calls a "musical statement" that began four years and several experimental recordings ago. Now half a decade removed from Red Hot Chili Peppers, the band he quit in 2008, Frusciante has exorcised the abstract-electronica monster he struggled to free upon his own liberation. He shut himself away at home, spending those first years studying and building his own challenging and unsettling brand of synthpop, far from producers and managers and anyone else with a conceivable say in his career. Part of Frusciante’s discipline involved making music he would never release, then churning out more. Enclosure, his third record in seven months, caps the most fitful chapter of his 20-year solo work. (..) Enclosure is the benediction to this macabre love affair with electronica. Here Frusciante reclaims his voice, a guttural tone always at odds with his choppy, heart-racing background, and just as abruptly obscures it again." - Glide Magazine
July 22 street date. John Frusciante's Foregrow EP doesn't sound like any Acid Test record -- or any record at all -- that's come before it. After the unlikely alliance between the Los Angeles label and the iconoclastic Venice, CA, musician on 2015's Trickfinger (AT 005CD/LP), all bets are off. This one's truly a passage through night. Frusciante uses elements of John Carpenter's eternal scores, the drum programming DNA of jungle and footwork, and, yes, a Roland TB-303, all slowed down to a crawl. The Foregrow EP is a lurching, lysergic beauty that offers glimpses of Frusciante's platinum pop instincts, but only behind the veil of true experimentalism.
July 22 street date. Limited Silver Colored Vinyl!! John Frusciante's Foregrow doesn't sound like any Acid Test record, or any other record. After the unlikely alliance between the Los Angeles label and the iconoclastic Venice, CA musician, all bets are off. This one's truly a passage through night. Foregrow is a lurching, lysergic beauty which offers glimpses of his platinum pop instincts, but only behind the veil of true experimentalism.
Please note new street date: May 29. 10 year anniversary vinyl reissue of "The Empyrean" by John Frusciante, cut from the original analog tapes at Bernie Grundman's mastering. Frusciante is an American guitarist, singer, composer, and producer, best known as the guitarist of the rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers, with whom he recorded five albums. Originally released in January of 2009, "The Empyrean" contains contributions from RHCP bandmate Flea and former guitarist of The Smiths, Johnny Marr. Includes hi res audio download card.
March 5 street date. Lilac vinyl repress of "Maya", exclusively available to independent shops. John Frusciante's first instrumental electronic album under his own name on Aaron Funk's Timesig label. The record is dedicated to his cat Maya who recently passed away, a fellow traveller in his otherwise solitary music making sessions. 'Maya' is inspired by John's favourite music: '91 to'96 UK breakbeat hardcore and jungle. It’s a varied and personal take with sophisticated, authentic production balanced against John’s acute sense of melody, an inspired blending of machines and samples infused with a joyful energy. "I don't have that interest in singing or writing lyrics like I used to. The natural thing when I'm by myself now, is to just make music like the stuff being released this year. I really love the back and forth with machines and the computer." The fun he’s having on 'Maya' is infectious