John Frusciante: il nuovo album

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L’iperattività discografica rimane sempre la stessa. Dopo aver annunciato il coinvolgimento attivo nel nuovo lavoro dei Duran Duran, dopo il progetto Kimono Kult e prima ancora essere tornato assieme ai Black Knights, John Frusciante un anno fa tornava con ‘Enclosure’ via Record Collection (seguito dell’EP ‘Outsides’). Ora il 44enne artista newyorchese ci regala un nuovo lavoro a nome Trickfinger. L’omonimo disco esce il 7 aprile via Acid Test. Alle spalle si lascia l’approccio rock per esplorare nuovi territori: “Frusciante’s desire to cede control to machines has paradoxically allowed him to present a singular take on elemental dance music, a brilliant and unexpected entry into Acid Test’s growing canon of modern, 303-focused dance music”. Il primo brano disponibile è ‘After Below‘. Frusciante spiega:

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…

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