John Frusciante / PROGRESSIVE/ ART/ PSYCHEDELIC

Automatic Writing – ATAXIA/ JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 2004


Ataxia (from Greek α- [used as a negative prefix] + -τάξις [order]: meaning “lack of order”) is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of coordination of muscle movements. Hm. For some reason, all I can think of is John Fru. and co. hinting at some chronic incontinence. And really, it opens this … Continue reading

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Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt – JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 1994


I hope I didn’t miss out on too much. You see, my regular headphones decided to pack up and leave town with my good music, so I’m stuck reviewing this album with the IPod’s earphones, officially the WORST listening tool ever inflicted upon mankind. And it doesn’t help that John Frusciante chose a dying cat … Continue reading

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Smile From The Streets You Hold – JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 1997


We’ve all heard of John Frusciante‘s heroin addiction. We’ve also heard of that album that he put out for “drug money”, which was an utter mess. Well, this is that album. And I’m not going to review it. This album cannot be reviewed in a conventional manner. Instead, I’ll ask you this. Can you imagine … Continue reading

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Curtains – JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 2004


Has someone got an axe? A pistol, perhaps? Or maybe just a wee castration device? I just wrote what I thought was a masterpiece of a review, and then mistakenly DELETED IT! Ok, gather yourself. I’ll be the writing all this over the top of my head, from what I remember of what I just … Continue reading

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A Sphere in the Heart of Silence – JOHN FRUSCIANTE AND JOSH KLINGHOFFER – 2004


A Sphere in the Heart of Silence. That’s just sooooo proggy sounding. And I believe Frusciante agrees with me. The whole first song is- in that most quintessentially proggy way- an instrumental built around that most quintessential of Prog instruments, the synthesizer. I believe this is a Moog in particular. But you needn’t care about … Continue reading

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Inside of Emptiness – JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 2004


This man is mad. Here’s to a completely chameleon like musician, if there ever was one. After the lush, keyboard-laden The Empyrean, the free-of-tomfoolery DC EP, and the clean guitar driven The Will to Death, we have Mr.Frusciante getting much more upbeat. Just think, the last two, this one, and three more full length albums … Continue reading

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DC EP – JOHN FRUSCIANTE – 2004


This is a mini-album, next in my series of John Frusciante‘s work, which I’m currently exploring. This is perhaps the most basic music he has ever produced, free of all extraneous production. It’s probably more challenging this way, as the artist cannot hide behind layers of instruments. Legions of people have tried to cover up … Continue reading