John Frusciante has shared details of his double electronic music album ‘I’ and ‘II’.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist will release two versions of the record. “I” (pronounced “one”) includes seven tracks on vinyl, while “II” (pronounced “two”) includes more songs for CD and digital formats.
“I” has a bonus track that isn’t available on the CD/digital version, but there are fewer songs overall because “some tracks have sounds that can’t be pressed on vinyl.”
It is unclear whether “I” and “II” together form a double album, or whether each version is a double album on its own. The tracklist has yet to be announced.
“I” and “II” will arrive in early 2023 via Avenue 66, the Acid Test Records sub-label.
Frusciate said in a statement (via Don’t mix): “After a year and a half of writing and recording rock music, I needed to clear my head. I listened and created music where everything happened gradually, not suddenly.
“I would put patches on a Monomachine or Analog Four, listen to them, hear one sound change to another, after listening for a while I would make changes to the patch, gradually add elements and finally manipulate the sounds. “.
He continued, “The idea that music was a solitary sculpture in sound space was the main driving force. I was looking at pictures of sculptures and trying to create music that conveyed movement and stillness at the same time.
“I’ve been listening to this kind of music since I was 13 years old, but I felt it was impossible for me to make it because I thought it required a lot of restraint. Once I saw myself making this music, it was a no brainer.
“The music just wants to be there and doesn’t try to manipulate or grab the listener in any way. I think it works well if someone listens loudly and focuses on it, but it also works well in soft sounds and in the background.
Frusciante released his latest solo album, Maya, in 2020. “I” and “II” mark his 12th and 13th solo albums.
Meanwhile, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced a 2023 tour of North America, the UK and Europe, with support from The Strokes, Iggy Pop and more.
Returning in 2022 with two new albums – “Endless Love” and “Return Of The Dream Canteen”, the group will continue their global tour starting next March. in Vancouver, Canada.
North American dates continue until the end of May, with the band heading to the UK and Europe in June.
Tickets for all dates go on sale Friday, December 9 at 10am local time. Buy UK tickets here and Buy North American and European tickets here.