Enclosure (John Frusciante album)

Studio album by John Frusciante solo
Released April 8, 2014
Recorded 2012–2013
Genre Synthpop, lo-fi, experimental rock
Length 37:37
48:41 (Japanese release)
Label Record Collection
Producer John Frusciante
John Frusciante solo chronology
John Frusciante chronology
Hiding In The Light

Enclosure is the tenth solo album by John Frusciante released on April 8, 2014 (7 April in UK) on Record Collection.[1][2]

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.[3]


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."[4]

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 [5]). 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.[6]


Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
Consequence of SoundC-[9]
No Ripchord(6/10)[10]
American Songwriter[11]

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."[7]

Track listing

All tracks written by John Frusciante. 

No. Title Length
1. "Shining Desert"   4:46
2. "Sleep"   4:23
3. "Run"   2:15
4. "Stage"   3:09
5. "Fanfare"   4:50
6. "Cinch"   6:25
7. "Zone"   4:07
8. "Crowded"   3:47
9. "Excuses"   3:53
10. "Vesiou (Japanese Bonus Track)"   4:18
11. "Scratch (Japanese Bonus Track)"   6:26



Recording personnel



  1. "Johns new LP, Enclosure out April 8th + free mp3 of Scratch | John Frusciante unofficial Invisible Movement". invisible-movement.net. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  2. Hughes, Josiah (2014-02-19). "John Frusciante Announces 'Enclosure' Album". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  3. Geslani, Michelle (2014-02-19). "John Frusciante announces new album, Enclosure, streams "Scratch"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-03-01.
  4. "John Frusciante". johnfrusciante.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
  5. http://www.interorbital.com/interorbital_03302014_018.htm
  6. http://johnfrusciante.com/article/sat-jf14
  7. 1 2 "Enclosure - John Frusciante". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  8. Thomas, Fred. "Enclosure - John Frusciante". AllMusic. All Media Network, LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  9. Hadusek, Jon. "Album Review: John Frusciante – Enclosure". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved April 13, 2014.
  10. Lodder, Luiza (14 April 2014). "John Frusciante: Enclosure". No Ripchord. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  11. Sullivan, Matt. "John Frusciante: Enclosure". American Songwriter. ForASong Media, LLC. Retrieved 20 October 2014.
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