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Ex Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante Has A New EP  

Ex Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante Has A New EP

 
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July 15, 2013
 

Ex Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist and painter and solo artist John Frusciante has a new EP coming out, it's called Outsides on Aug. 27 via Record Collection and influences include "late 50s/early 60s free jazz and some 20th century classical," while completely staying away from rock or pop harmony. Check out the missive from Frusciante via his website below:


"Outsides consists of a 10 minute guitar solo and 2 abstract “out” pieces of music. Here I use the word out in the same sense as the term was used in free jazz. It’s a modern approach to the concepts of harmony found in some late 50s/early 60s free jazz and some 20th century classical. I don’t employ any aspects of rock or pop harmony, and that was basically the approach, just to make music that is not reliant on the center that, on PBX, was provided by my songwriting style. I consider this to be working along abstract lines. Making forward moving, full sounding music without resorting to any familiar musical relationships of harmony to serve as a basis has been a goal of mine for quite a while. Both songs have my style of drums and guitar solos, but nevertheless I think of them as my version of modern classical music. They started as just orchestra, but I go wherever music takes me, and I use any instrument to express my feelings, just as I use aspects of any style. For instance, on Shelf, despite the unconventional tonality of the section, I was surprised to find that a blues guitar solo worked well. Also, both songs have Acid sections." It goes on, read it in full at: http://johnfrusciante.com/article/outsides-ep

 

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