John Frusciante Says New Release is Progressive Synth Pop Record

Ex Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist discusses new sound   29-May-12

John Frusciante Says New Release is Progressive Synth Pop Record
John Frusciante with his Fender Stratocaster // Rafael Amado, PI (Creative Commons)

John Frusciante has spoken about his solo music, announcing that he is putting the finishing touches on not one, but two new records.

The ex Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist has been keeping a relatively low profile since announcing that he had quit the band in December 2009. In April of this year he declined to attend the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In a statement on his website, Frusciante said: "I consider my music to be Progressive Synth Pop, which says nothing about what it sounds like, but does describe my basic approach.

"I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments."

He continued: "The tracks on Letur-Lefr are from 2010 and PBX was made in 2011. Letur is a compilation, a selected portion of music I made that year while PBX was conceived as an album, the songs having been recorded in succession.

"The records are very different from each other, so prior to the release of the LP, I will make available a free download of a song called 'Walls and Doors.' This song pointed the way towards PBX, but was recorded 7 months earlier.

"I always took it for granted that Walls and Doors would be part of the record, but as it turned out the record was better off without it."

Letur-Lefr is pinned for a July 19th release in North America, with PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone to be released on September 25th.

A Youtube user claims the video below is a rip of a song from the new album:


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