The former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist is far happier creating electronic music for his own ears.
In a recent interview with Electronic Beats, John Frusciante has revealed that has been making music with no intention of releasing it, admitting that he has “no audience” due to his decision to focus instead on making electronic and ambient music.
“For the last year and a half I made the decision to stop making music for anybody and with no intention of releasing it, which is what I was doing between 2008 and 2012,” Frusciante told EB. “I felt that if I took the public into consideration at all, I wasn’t going to grow and I wasn’t going to learn. Being an electronic musician meant I had to woodshed for a while, so I have a good few years worth of material from that period that’s never been released.”
“At this point, I have no audience. I make tracks and I don’t finish them or send them to anybody, and consequently I get to live with the music,” he added. “The music becomes the atmosphere that I’m living in. I either make really beautiful music that comes from classical, or I make music where the tempo is moving the whole time, and there’s no melodic or rhythmic center.”
Earlier this year Frusciante released an album of experimental acid house on Acid Test under the name Trickfinger – but according to the interview he had no intention of releasing it before it fell into the hands of label owner Oliver Bristow. [via Consequnce of Sound]