John Frusciante Releasing New Album 'Enclosure' in April, Streaming New Single

Check out "Scratch" and full details inside.

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Former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has officially announced the release of his new solo effort "Enclosure," confirming April 8 release via Record Collection.

The musician also opted to share a fresh tune with the fans. Titled "Scratch," the song was written during "The Empyrean" sessions and can be streamed below.

"'Enclosure,' upon its completion, was the record which represented the achievement of all the musical goals I had been aiming at for the previous five years," Frusciante noted in an official announcement.

"It was recorded simultaneously with Black Knights' 'Medieval Chamber,' and as different as the two albums appear to be, they represent one investigative creative thought process," the guitarist continued. "What I learned from one fed directly into the other. 'Enclosure' is presently my last word on the musical statement which began with 'PBX.'"

John has recently teamed up with Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez-Lopez for Kimono Kult project. The band had already streamed some fresh material, more info here.

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    Great he's back to stuff you could actually listen to. Seriously, this is great. Reminds me of Empyrean
    Did you even read the article??? It clearly stated that scratch was recorded during the empyrean session. Maybe that's why it sounds like that. It also stated Hus new album is an extension of PBX. So don't expect his new stuff to sound like that. I recall in one of his last few articles here he is quoted as saying he will never pick up a guitar again.
    Did you even read the article??? It clearly stated that scratch was written during the empyrean session. Not recorded.
    Source plz. He's said he won't play live, but nowhere has he said he won't touch guitar again. Even this experimental electronic stuff he's been doing in the last few years has guitar in it.
    It sounds like two completely different songs playing at the same time. The drums are a bit too random for me.
    he samples drums from other songs and improvs by jazz drummers like buddy rich
    Funk Monk
    If you think these drums are buddy rich samples, you are quite off. Buddy Rich makes these drum tracks sound like shit to be completely honest.
    i said jazz drummers like buddy rich. not him exactly. i dont know which samples are these exactly but they appeared on letur-lefr and pbx
    I like John Frusciante and I have no problem with artists experimenting But I sure wish He'd give this Avant-garde stuff a break and Just release a good rock album!
    If he wanted to release a rock album, he would. I respect that he makes the music he wants, not what everyone else want's. A real fan should go along for the ride instead of asking for the same formula repeated.
    It breaks my heart that this got the medal. In this day and age it is fantastic to see an artist like this Follow what he really wants to do/achieve...
    Yah same here. I'm glad he's experimenting and doing his own unique stuff, but I like the less experimental stuff personally. Like the Will to Death, i know this isn't a popular opinion, but it was my favorite solo album of his.
    Will to Death was amazing! As was Shadows & Empyrean. He's truly a talent! I respect everything he does but much like a lot of you, I prefer his guitar-based music over the experimental stuff. That's my two-cents worth anyways.. cheers
    I'm with you (y) thow i enjoy the more experimental side of he's solo work it's just not FUNKY
    i really liked this. pretty keen to hear what the rest of the album is going to sound like.
    I liked this a lot actually. I'm a huge fan of his solo work, and I'll admit I wasn't too keen on his last to LP's, but I think this track has found the perfect balance between the Empyrean and those two. I'm really looking forward to the album.
    I dig it. Kimono Kult wasn't for me, but whatever. This is going to be good, but I'm not real keen on the cover. I guess it doesn't matter though.
    He purposely is making music that doesn't follow classic time signatures found in rock and pop music. He has always stated that electronic music and hip hop is the most creatively free music he's ever made. So yes the drum loops are not on time at some points but it is done purposely. And he really doesn't give a **** if you like his music or not.
    I thank John for introducing me to the acid house genre, but I'm glad he realizes it's time to move on. I look forard to his future projects
    Cool, new Frusciante is always good news! I'm looking forward to hear the direction, he almost always manages to surprise. I would probably prefer a return to more rock oriented music, but if it's an extension of PBX it'll probably still be interesting enough.
    Good to hear johns back again. Didnt really like that EP a couple months ago but he sounds like hes back on form again
    I like John; I like the idea and the song itself; but some of these drum parts arent even in time and completely ruin this song. No doubt, it's creative; It just does not sound good.
    The drums are purposely random and not in time. He has a blog where he explains his reasoning on why he is using off tempo drum beats. The short answer is to piss people like you off who think that drums need to be in time lol.
    Rhythm is not indicated by what is played, but how 2 things are played against each other (heard or implied), but certainly not random. There's a real big difference between not in time, and playing (extremely) against the time. For the latter, look at a Frank Zappa score, or listen to some Al di Meolo. While I don't like Al di Meola that much for his music, he is a great example of playing extremely against time (again against time, not random )