Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante is set to release an acid house LP.
Frusciante will put out the eight-track record under the name Trickfinger, reports Dummy. “I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago,” commented Frusciante, who quit RHCP in 2008. “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…”.
The album is set for release on April 7. Listen to opening track ‘After Below’ below. The ‘Trickfinger’ tracklisting is as follows:
Meanwhile, Chad Smith of Frusciante’s old band Red Hot Chili Peppers recently confirmed that they will release a new album this year, labelling it “different and unique”.
The group released their last album ‘I’m with You’ in 2011, with the upcoming effort set to be their eleventh studio release to date. “The new album is shaping up good,” he said.
“We’ve got lots of songs, and we’re working with an unnamed producer who is really challenging us to find new ways to come up with new music. We’ve done the “guys get in the room and jam out songs, everybody playing together all at once” thing. And we wrote a bunch of songs that way. And we’re now going to try another method that will be really challenging for us and will bring new, exciting results for the band. We’ve written and recorded in a way that we’ve never done before, so the record is going great. We all have high hopes that it’s going to take off and we’re going to do something very different and unique for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.”
The band’s new album looks to be their first without long-time producer Rick Rubin since ‘Mother’s Milk’, which was released in 1989.