John Frusciante is about to drop an acid techno album
Former RHCP guitarist, John Frusciante, presents Trickfinger II.
Sometimes life leads to a calling of unconceivable forms, like a world renowned guitarist entering the realm of electronic music, namely acid techno.
After dealing with the overwhelming experience of fame from being in the RHCP, Frusciante went down a dark and drug-fuelled path which led to him leaving the band.
After sobering up he eventually returned to the band, only to leave a second time.
He has released many solo albums and has always stayed true to his musical nature, which led him to classic dance and music machines.
In a 2015 feature with Resident Advisor, Frusciante explained how his Trickfinger alias developed, although the project was never meant to see the light of day.
“When I made that transition to making electronic music, I was reading a lot of Aleister Crowley and reading all these Thelema books, and it’s all about doing your will.”
“People around me thought I was doing my will because the people were screaming, and I’m playing the guitar, but I knew that I wasn’t.”
“I saw that ability in electronic music to, as a single person, create an entire piece of music.”
“In general, in society, it’s getting harder and harder for people to figure out how to be leaders, and I see electronic music as this area where you’re free to be master and leader and not have these kinds of complications that come up when it’s actual human beings that you’re having to lead.”
The evolution of Trickfinger came as Frusciante mastered a fleet of hardware synths and drum machine packs.
His upcoming LP was recorded to a CD burner with a cheap mixer, using no overdubs.
Trickfinger II is the follow-up to his 2015 release, Trickfinger and is set for release on the LA-based imprint ‘Acid Test.’
Trickfinger II will be released on September 8 and will be distributed worldwide by Wordandsound.
Listen to clips of the acid techno album by John Frusciante AKA Trickfinger.