John Frusciante launches new solo album into space

Fans can hear former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist's record through an app linked to the NEPTUNE Modular Rocket

Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is streaming his new album via a satellite in space.

Frusciante’s latest solo effort ‘Enclosure’ was launched into space on March 29 via a Cube Satellite named Sat-JF14 on the NEPTUNE Modular Rocket, reports Billboard. Fans wanting to hear the album can download the Sat-JF14 app on an iOS or Android mobile device and then, when the satellite passes over their geographical location, the album is unlocked and can be heard.

The album will be available until April 7, when the transmission from the rocket ends. ‘Enclosure’ will then be available via traditional methods from April 8.

“This partnership with John Frusciante, Record Collection and Loducca represents a new chapter in our quest to further explore the cosmic relationship between science and art,” Randa Milliron, co-founder and CEO Interorbital Systems, the company that created the rocket, says. “‘Enclosure’ is a musical masterpiece and we’re thrilled to be able to utilise our proprietary space technology to facilitate this unprecedented form of space-enhanced distribution.”

The album will be available for download until April 7, when the transmission from the rocket ends. After then, ‘Enclosure’ will be widely available the next day.

Speaking about ‘Enclosure’, which is the follow-up to his 2012 effort ‘PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone’ and is his 11th studio album, Frusciante has said: “‘Enclosure’, upon its completion, was the record which represented the achievement of all the musical goals I had been aiming at for the previous five years.”

Frusciante has also formed Kimono Kult, a band with At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta‘s Omar Rodríguez-López. The band also features Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes and released their first EP earlier this year.