Ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers Guitarist John Frusciante Reveals Electronic Project, Trickfinger

Image Courtesy of Record CollectionJohn Frusciante's post-Red Hot Chili Peppers projects have taken a decidedly different musical path than his old band, including collaborations with hip-hop duo Black Knights and seminal new wave band Duran Duran. Now, the ex-RHCP guitarist has announced his newest venture: Trickfinger, a  band focusing on the acid house genre of electronic music.

Trickfinger's self-titled debut album will be released on April 7, according to Resident Advisor. As a preview, Frusciante has released the opening track from Trickfinger, "After Below." You can listen to the track on SoundCloud.

Inside the Trickfinger record packaging, Frusciante is also including a letter that he wrote in 2012 explaining his foray into electronic music. "I had lost interest in traditional songwriting and I was excited about finding new methods for creating music," he writes. "I’d surround myself with machines, program one and then another and enjoy what was a fascinating process from beginning to end."

Meanwhile, RHCP drummer Chad Smith told Rolling Stone that Frusciante's old band is working on their new album, calling it "very different and unique." Chances are though that the album won't sound like acid house.

Here is the Trickfinger track list:

"After Below"
"Before Above"

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