Enclosure (John Frusciante album)
|Studio album by John Frusciante solo|
|Released||April 8, 2014|
|Genre||Synthpop, lo-fi, experimental rock|
48:41 (Japanese release)
|John Frusciante solo chronology|
|John Frusciante chronology|
On February 18, 2014, Frusciante made the first song recorded for the album, "Scratch", a song written during The Empyrean sessions, available through his website as a free download.
Frusciante said of the album, "Enclosure, upon its completion, was the record which represented the achievement of all the musical goals I had been aiming at for the previous 5 years. It was recorded simultaneously with Black Knights' Medieval Chamber, and as different as the two albums appear to be, they represent one investigative creative thought process. What I learned from one fed directly into the other. Enclosure is presently my last word on the musical statement which began with PBX."
Release in space
On March 29, 2014, a copy of Enclosure was loaded onto an experimental Cube Satellite dubbed by Record Collection as Sat-JF14 and launched into space aboard an Interorbital Systems NEPTUNE Modular Rocket.
Beginning March 31, fans from around the world could download the free, custom-built Sat-JF14 mobile application which was meant to enable users to track the satellite movement in real time (the satellite, however, was likely only a simulation, as the rocket only reached an altitude of 310 km, or 192 miles, before safely falling to the ground ). When "Sat-JF14" "hovered" over a users’ geographic region, the Enclosure app would get unlocked, allowing users to listen to the album for free on any iOS or Android mobile device.
|Consequence of Sound||C-|
At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted mean rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 55, based on nine reviews, which indicates "mixed or average reviews."
All tracks written by John Frusciante.
|10.||"Vesiou (Japanese Bonus Track)"||4:18|
|11.||"Scratch (Japanese Bonus Track)"||6:26|
- John Frusciante – all instruments (guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, synthesizers, drum machine, sequencer, samples)
- John Frusciante – producer
- Anthony Zamora – studio manager
- John Frusciante and Julian Chavez - artwork
- Nabil - cover photo
- Meryl Slay - retouching
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- Geslani, Michelle (2014-02-19). "John Frusciante announces new album, Enclosure, streams "Scratch"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
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- "Enclosure - John Frusciante". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- Thomas, Fred. "Enclosure - John Frusciante". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- Hadusek, Jon. "Album Review: John Frusciante – Enclosure". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
- Lodder, Luiza (14 April 2014). "John Frusciante: Enclosure". No Ripchord. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
- Sullivan, Matt. "John Frusciante: Enclosure". American Songwriter. ForASong Media, LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2014.