John Frusciante, soon to be known as “Trickfinger”, has announced his plans to release an “experimental acid-house” LP in the coming months. Frusciante, best known as the former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist, has released several solo and collaborative projects since leaving the band back in 2009 and is said to be “dedicating himself to producing electronic music”.
“I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago. For the 10 years prior to that, I had been playing guitar along with a wide range of different types of programmed synthesizer and sample-based music, emulating what I heard as best as I could. I found that the languages machines forced programmers to think in had caused them to discover a new musical vocabulary…
In 2007, I started to learn how to program all the instruments we associate with acid house music and some other hardware. For about seven months I didn’t record anything. Then I started recording, playing 10 or so synced machines through a small mixer into a CD burner. This was all experimental acid house, my skills at making rock music playing no part in it whatsoever. I had lost interest in traditional songwriting and I was excited about finding new methods for creating music. I’d surround myself with machines, program one and then another and enjoy what was a fascinating process from beginning to end…”
The self-titled LP is to be realised in early April on Acid Test.
1. After Below
2. Before Above