John Frusciante has personally confirmed via his official website that he’ll be releasing two new projects in 2012! First up is his five track EP, Letur-Lefr which will be released in July and then later in September he’ll release an LP titled PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone.
Frusciante performs vocals, instruments and is the sound engineer on both projects, and has even extended his creativity to painting the artwork for both albums. Letur-Lefr features a few of John’s friends on vocals, and PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will feature a guest vocalist on one of the tracks.
Here’s an excerpt from John’s message about his two new projects…
“I consider my music to be Progressive Synth Pop, which says nothing about what it sounds like, but does describe my basic approach. I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments.
The tracks on Letur-Lefr are from 2010 and PBX was made in 2011. Letur is a compilation, a selected portion of music I made that year while PBX was conceived as an album, the songs having been recorded in succession. The records are very different from each other.”Letur-Lefr Tracklist
1. In Your Eyes
2. 909 Day
5. In My Light
Letur-Lefr will be released in Japan on July 4th, North America on July 17th, and worldwide on July 16th. You can pre-order the EP now on 180g Vinyl, CD, Cassette and in 32 bit, FLAC and MP3 digital formats on his official website. All pre-orders will receive an MP3 download of track three from the EP, titled “Glowe”.
Preview all Tracks from Letur-Lefr now! (30 Second previews)
YouTube 30 Second Previews
PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will be available for pre-order through John’s website in August and will be released in Japan on September 12th, North America on September 25th and worldwide on September 24th.
PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone Tracklist
2. Hear Say
4. Ratiug (Guitar spelt backwards)
10. Walls & Doors 29 [Japan Bonus Track]
11. Ratiug (acapella version) [Japan Bonus Track]
The album will be available in the same variety of formats as Letur-Lefr. Prior to the release of PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, “Walls and Doors 29″ will be made available to download for free from John’s website.
Although originally intended to be on PBX, John Frusciante decided the song was not for the album in its final form, “I always took it for granted that Walls and Doors would be part of the record, but as it turned out the record was better off without it.”
More good news is that John’s now on twitter, you can follow him on @johnfrusciante
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Thanks to Leni for his contribution to this article.