After leaving Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009, John Frusciante, the groups ex-lead guitarist, decided to devote himself to electronic music.

Although he has released a smorgasbord of long plays and single releases, Frusciante is relaunching under a new name with a new self-titled 8 track album; Trickfinger. Due for release April 6th, the acid house tracks would appear to feature minimal production with clean styling and gorgeous melodies, based on the premiere release “After Below.” Check it out for stream on Absurd Recordings and read into Trickfinger’s transformation from rock legend to underground acid house producer below.

“I started being serious about following my dream to make electronic music, and to be my own engineer, five years ago. For the 10 years prior to that, I had been playing guitar along with a wide range of different types of programmed synthesizer and sample-based music, emulating what I heard as best as I could. I found that the languages machines forced programmers to think in had caused them to discover a new musical vocabulary…

In 2007, I started to learn how to program all the instruments we associate with acid house music and some other hardware. For about seven months I didn’t record anything. Then I started recording, playing 10 or so synced machines through a small mixer into a CD burner. This was all experimental acid house, my skills at making rock music playing no part in it whatsoever. I had lost interest in traditional songwriting and I was excited about finding new methods for creating music. I’d surround myself with machines, program one and then another and enjoy what was a fascinating process from beginning to end…”

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