Photo from John Frusciante's Facebook Page.
The Red Hot Chili Pepper's former guitarist, John Frusciante, is pursuing his dream. His dream of making electronic music. But not just any electronic music... the notorious guitarist is set to release an LP in April of acid house.
Frusciante has already been releasing "psychadelic", "synth-pop", and "experimental rock" for a while so the progression isn't completely obscure. Moreover, he's apparently been surrounding himself with machines for years. Still, his move from strings to a Roland is quite peculiar.
"I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago," Frusciante said in a 2012 statement included with the new album.
Rolling Stone broke the story and was quick to note that the non-traditional album won't be released with his traditional name either. Rather, Frusciante will release the album as Trickfinger.
It's not unusual for older artists to make resurgences, or change styles to appease modern audiences, but this is not that. This is a foray into a realm that pop music can only begin to imagine in its worst nightmares.
It's amazing to think that all this time, through all his Chili Pepper releases, there was this acid dream bubbling up inside of him. And now he's ready to let you hear it. Not only does this track do electronic music justice, it might be just the kind of outside kick it needs. What do you think?
Original article via Rolling Stone with full tracklist