Don't expect the Peppers here -- Frusciante's solo expedition was born out of his separation from the group. Reminiscent of the U.N.K.L.E. track that paired Radiohead's Thom Yorke with DJ Shadow's electronic beats and roaring guitar, Frusciante's latest effort has an eerie pitch to it, from the background synthesizers to the beat machines and the strange, echoing vocals.
Gone is the head-bobbing punk-funk of the Chili Peppers, replaced by a David Gray-like atmosphere that ruminates and reverberates complex feelings and sounds. Where Frusciante's vocals may sour, the guitar work soars (who buys a John Frusciante album for the vocals anyway?). Indeed, Frusciante's voice is his guitar. What emanates from his vocal chords is almost inconsequential, with his six-string work stretched to the limits in search of possible tones. From the choppy acoustic chords of "Representing" to the beautiful acoustic arpeggios of "Invisible Movement" and the pop-infused "Moments Have You," Frusciante gets to stretch his musical legs in ways he can't with the Chili Peppers.
Killin it. So damn sexy
ooooohhhh, I'm so excited!! I can't wait to see them together!
come on man you know you got a bromance. you probably still rock that OutKast…