If Syd Barrett would still be around and doing records, probably he would play the things John Frusciante play. A brilliant, but sometimes disturbing game of motions and emotions beyond the horizon we generally dare to explore. Sometimes there is no line between madness and genius.
Drum’n’bass inspired drums, unleashed guitar solos and an always changing ambiance of space-rock and indie electronic music it’s the world that Frusciante build up and share with us.
“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” – said Frusciante.
“Shining Desert” shows exactly what “Enclosure” it’s all about: modern rhythms, minimalist electronics and improvised guitar solos. “Sleep” it’s dark and wicked, have something from the glamorous spirit of the 80’s, but it’s deeper and more mysterious, under the surface lot of things are going on and even more are left in the shadow unrevealed, but smoothly suggested. “Run” almost could be a Red Hot Chili Peppers track, the chorus have a huge hook and the song have an exciting groove, but still, it’s pretty twisted in and out, which it’s awesome! “Stage” bring back the 80’s smoothly, it actually might be a classic The Cars track or anything else from the indie-pop area. Simple, tasty and nice! “Fanfare” it’s like a space trip without the cosmonaut suite. It’s dangerous, but irresistible. A mixture of space-rock and adventurous exploration of rhythmic and sound. “Cinch” continue the journey, only the shades of sounds are getting a little bit darker, the grooves are more contorted and the sound it’s heavier, further intense. As the whole album, it’s very tripy! “Zone” calm down the tension, although the drum’n’bass type of drums are bringing some high energy up-beats into this temporary calm and sanity. Lovely mixture of different feelings and sounds! The closing part it’s pretty sick and intense. “Crowded” bring some more guitars to the surface and unleash some more brilliancy and madness. The drum’n’bass inspired drums, the experimental space-rock and electronic sounds with the Hendrix flavored guitars make an incredible and explosive combination. “Excuses” it’s a more settled, quieter song, it’s a nice final destination for a fever burned, 37:37 minute journey. The Japanese release have 48:36 minutes, including the previously free download release “Scratch”.
01 – Shining Desert
02 – Sleep
03 – Run
04 – Stage
05 – Fanfare
06 – Cinch
07 – Zone
08 – Crowded
09 – Excuses
10 – Vesiou (Japanese bonus track)
11 – Scratch (Japanese bonus track/free download)
Buy it or steal it, mandatory!!