Most of us know John Frusciante for his wicked guitar talent that he’s shown off during his time with the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He also dabbles in electronic music production as well, though. In 2020, he released his first solo electronic album dedicated to his dog, Maya.
Now, Frusciante has another new electronic body of work on his hands. The project is called . I : if you’re buying it on vinyl and : I I . on digital. There are two versions of the album because some sounds cannot be pressed onto vinyl, according to Frusciante. The vinyl version is shorter but contains one vinyl-only track. Both versions of the album will drop early next year, on February 3.
In the description of the album on Bandcamp, Frusciante writes:
After a year and a half writing and recording rock music, I needed to clear my head. I listened to and made music where things generally happen gradually rather than suddenly. I would set up patches on a Monomachine or Analog Four and listen to them, hearing one sound morph into others, making changes to a patch only after having listened for quite a while, gradually adding elements, and finally manipulating the sounds on the fly … The music seeks to just exist, and is not attempting to manipulate or grab the listener in any way. I believe it works well If one listens loud and focuses on it, but also works well at soft volumes and in the background.
You can pre-order the album here.