Published May 28, 2012Last week, John Frusciante broke a long period of silence when he announced an upcoming EP, Letur-Lefr, and now the ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist has already unveiled another solo album. Following the July 17 release date of Letur-Lefr, the full-length PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will arrive on September 25.
In an email to fans, Frusciante wrote that he self-recorded both releases, in addition to playing all of the instruments and singing the bulk of the songs. The EP reportedly includes a few guest vocalists who are "mostly MCing," while the full-length has one cameo. This could well be confirmed collaborator Truth Hurts.
Frusciante described the new material as "progressive synth pop" and explained, "I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments."
Perhaps, then, the new music will be similar to his 2001 electronic pop album To Record Only Water for Ten Days.
The two releases are reportedly "very different from each other." Letur-Lefr is a compilation of tunes written in 2010, while PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone was conceived as a complete album and recorded in 2011.
Both will be released on vinyl, CD, cassette and digitally. Expect the outtake "Walls and Doors" to come out sometime before the full-length.
Frusciante's email didn't confirm a record label, but we already knew that Letur-Lefr will be coming out through Record Collection Music, so PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will likely be released by the same label.
Pre-order Letur-Lefr here.