Life will always seem less than what it is, whilst in actuality it will always be more than what you wish it really was… just a thought?
I don’t know much about Frusciante, but i know his music. It’s whacked and obscure and untempo’d and messy – and i love it.
For those of you who can concentrate on one thing for a couple of hours without being distracted, you’ve got to give this album a listen. It’s like food-for-thought. It will bring up the most weird and confusing thoughts in your mind – completely unrelated to music… yet, i find it fascinating how he has shaped the sound on this album. It’s like everything i liked about the Chili Peppers in a sweaty, sealed jar.
At 26 tracks long, you really need to be dedicated to hearing this thing out the whole way through. It’s challenging… to say the least, but you’ve got to give it a chance. Some of the tracks can sound very ‘unappealing’ to begin with, but magic happens when dissonance thins out and becomes majestic when you least expect it.
So, the album is called ‘Niandra LaDes and Usually Just A T-Shirt’, by John Frusciante. It’s literally like nothing you’ve every heard before. And, just so you know if it doesn’t become apparent to you within the first 30 seconds of the album, he’s well and truly drug-fudged during the production of this album; which is quite thin and bleak.
Here’s a sneak peak. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziwk9UVBv5E