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 is October 27. Niandra LaDes And Usually Just A T-Shirt is the first solo record by John Frusciante. Between 1990 and 1992 the guitarist made a series of 4-track recordings, which at the time were not intended for commercial release. After leaving the band Red Hot Chili Peppers in 1992, Frusciante was encouraged by friends to release the material that he wrote in his spare time during the Blood Sugar Sex Magik sessions. Originally released on Rick Rubin’s American Recordings label in 1994, Niandra LaDes is a mystifying work of tortured beauty. Frusciante plays various acoustic and electric guitars, experimenting with layers of vocals, piano and reverse tape effects. Channeling the ghosts of Syd Barrett and Skip Spence, his lyrics are at once utterly personal and willfully opaque. Frusciante’s rapidfire, angular playing shows how key he was in the Chili Peppers’ evolution away from their funk-rock roots. His cover of “Big Takeover” perfectly deconstructs the Bad Brains original with laid-back tempo, twelve-string guitar and a fierce handle on melody. The album’s second part—thirteen untitled tracks that Frusciante defines as one complete piece, “Usually Just A T-Shirt”—contains several instrumentals featuring his signature guitar style. Sparse phrasing, delicate counterpoint and ethereal textures recall Neu/Harmonia’s Michael Rother or The Durutti Column’s Vini Reilly. This first-time vinyl release has been carefully remastered and approved by the artist. The double LP set is packaged with old style tip-on gatefold jacket and printed inner sleeves.
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.