Tuesday, May 29, 2012
John Frusciante - LETUR-LEFR PREORDER
Got some exciting news in the form of an e-mail through the John Frusciante mailing list this weekend. Looks like we will not only be getting one new release but two with both an E.P. and a full album.
Here is the e-mail in full:
There are two new John Frusciante records coming out. The first is an EP entitled Letur-Lefr, and the second is an LP entitled PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone. I sing, play the instruments and am the engineer. The EP features a few friends on vocals, mostly MC'ing. The LP has one feature, the rest of the vocals being my own.
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.
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 will be released in Japan on July 4th, in North America on July 17th, and in the rest of the world on July 16th. You can pre-order the EP, which will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette and in 32 bit, FLAC and MP3 digital formats here.
PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will be released in Japan on September 12th, in North America on September 25th and in the rest of the world on September 24th. Like Letur-Lefr, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will be available on vinyl, CD, cassette and in multiple digital formats.
We will provide a pre-order link for PBX sometime in early August.
- Thanks, John
This is very exciting news for everyone who's been craving new music from Frusciante. His last album, The Empyrean, came out in 2009 so it has been a long three years between releases.
I am much more of a fan of his solo work verses his stuff on the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and these two releases have just jumped to the top of my anxiously awaiting list for 2012.
Go here to pre-order the album.