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Letur-Lefr EP in July, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone LP in September!

Letur-Lefr cover art

Letur-Lefr cover art - click to enlarge

Just like you read a couple of days ago, JF is back and today more information on Letur-Lefr has been revealed, in conjuction with a new-ish official website and online store.

And, as if it's not enough, there's a wonderful letter from him and information on both Letur-Lefr EP and another, bigger piece to come later in the year, a LP titled PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone. This year is going to be a banquet for everyone who loves John's music!

Letur-Lefr was pushed a week back, so while Japanese friends will get to have and hold it a week earlier (4th July), it will be released on 16th and 17th July, depending on where you live. The album features a couple of guest MCs.

Here's the track listing:

  1. In Your Eyes
  2. 909 Day
  3. Glowe
  4. FM
  5. In My Light

PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone will be released on 24th/2th September (12th in Japan) and it was recorded in 2011. It's very different from Letur Lefr and there's only one guest artist. A link to pre-order it will be available in August.

PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone cover art - click to enlarge

PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone cover art - click to enlarge

All of the above will be preceded with the free download of the song named Walls and Doors, which is, according to the maestro himself, feels better when on its own; but it is more similar to the style of PBX.

Both of the albums feature JF playing all the instruments (hear that, paranoid commenters?) and he engineered everything as well. As previously hinted, in addition to all of the stated beforehand, he designed the cover art for both of the albums.

And how does the new music sound like? According to John himself, there's only a vague definition to it, which makes what Omar Rodriguez-Lopez said earlier sound rather accurate!

I consider my music to be Progressive Synth Pop, which says nothing about what it sounds like, but does describe my basic approach. I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments.

You can read more about all of this, together with the first letter from JF in almost 2.5 years on the official site. Letur-Lefr can be pre-ordered already, use this link for USA and deluxe bundle orders and this link for CD/vinyl orders for the rest of the world. Once you've preorder the EP through the official site, one of its songs, Glowe, will arrive to your inbox, free of charge. Make sure you check your spam and junk folders and enable links in your e-mail client.

COME PARTICIPATE IN THE UNOFFICIAL FANS' "MISSION": SCROBBLE GLOWE ON LAST.FM AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!

So, what do you expect from Letur-Lefr and PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone? Do you like Glowe? Do you like the artwork? Does an idea of progressive synth pop sound good? And, most importantly, are you excited? I know I am!

 

114 Reactions to Letur-Lefr EP in July, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone LP in September!

  1. o.b.gene says:

    Oh dear lord!!!

  2. John says:

    I am so happy now!

  3. Mizzu says:

    Perfect, imagine if he confirms some more and it becomes like 2004 all over again?

  4. JF4Life says:

    YES!!!

  5. Dave Carlson says:

    I tried to order but there is no shipping option to great britain!!!!!

    • Miro says:

      Yeah, such a shame! I hope the store gets updated so shipping to Europe will be available! I want the Deluxe package!!

      • Bertie says:

        There's a link on the right that says about International stores with a £ icon, redirects you to recordstore.co.uk

        You're welcome :)

  6. Sean Demey says:

    WOW I'm so happy and exited ;D

    (btw Mr. Frusciante has an official twitter account now :) @johnfrusciante)

    • Iva says:

      He's had it for quite a while now, since around his 42nd birthday.

      I'll whisper something so I don't get him mad if I say it out loud ;)
      *sssshusshhh let's hope you get into it ssssssh*

  7. iggy says:

    there is no shipping to Poland ;/

  8. Iva says:

    Friends, I just reported the order error to the management, if they're still awake, I assume they will get on it ASAP, if not, let's hold on until it's morning in the Pacific Time Zone!

  9. TL_ says:

    [youtube TFzKC8CJ_7A http://youtube.com/watch?v=TFzKC8CJ_7A youtube]

    • pehjott says:

      is this a preview or the complete track?
      sounds like it get's faded in,it's way too short---sorry for sounding unthankful :-(

  10. CLCmusic says:

    Dear webmaster-- please change the link for the pre-order. That's a link to a dev server. Please point traffic to http://johnfrusciante.com/letur-lefr for the pre-order link above.

  11. Colin says:

    My immediate reaction: YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  12. Alex says:

    I dont think its an error within John´s TopSpin accont. The website has its own International (http://www.recordstore.co.uk/) & Japan (http://www.awdrlr2.com/) store link. I guess the other order websites havent been updated yet...
    Just keep calm and wait a few more hours...

  13. Alex says:

    BTW, you havent posted the Tracklist yet:

    - 01 In Your Eyes
    - 02 909 Day
    - 03 Glowe
    - 04 FM
    - 05 In My Light

    • Iva says:

      Thanks, as I'm not going through the buying and order process, I thought it was not available yet.

  14. Jodi says:

    So so so excited! Please let them ship to more countries :(

  15. isaac says:

    How the fuck do you Pre order vinyl for Australia????? its simply not listed!??

    • Niek says:

      Try it on the site of recordstore. I had the same problem with shipping to the Netherlands

  16. Philipp says:

    Damn, I tried to order the High-Q WAV one but don't have a credit card, so I asked them about a paypal option…

    Is there any way to listen to Glowe?

    Thanks in advance!

  17. Iva says:

    EVERYONE: Apparently, Japanese, Aussies and Europeans are behind on their online stores, which should be updated shortly. Do not panic.

  18. Lisa says:

    LOVE Glowe, perfect combination of genres!

  19. Michal says:

    Ok guys, Vinyl and CD are avaiable to preorder in europe :)
    http://www.recordstore.co.uk/search.html?term=fru...

  20. Kelvin says:

    Ah the European one is up now: http://www.recordstore.co.uk/recordstore/recordst... but there isn't the deluxe pack option :(

  21. mamajiya says:

    i LOVE the cover!

  22. mark says:

    glowe reminds me somehow of Light from The Empyrean ;-)

  23. Low Jones says:

    I already received the eMail, so I just came here to express HOW F***ING AWESOME THIS IS!!!!! :D

  24. @Eliotus says:

    I want the deluxe pack in Europe :(

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  26. Nick says:

    Did you receive a link to download "The Glowe" song? I've pre-ordered a CD on Record Store, but there's nothing to download. I've received the order confirmation only.

    • Iva says:

      Did you check your spam folder? Did you enable links in your e-mail messages? That stuff is usually "guilty" of 90% of such problems.

    • Blasphemous Girl says:

      Same here. I'm from Sweden and placed my order 1 ½ hours ago.

  27. Heath says:

    It's only been about 10 minutes for me. I thought it would be instant, but it might be coming still. I'm from NZ though, got it through the recordstore site, is that why?

  28. oal says:

    Hey, Iva - couldn't you have split that news into fragments and posted them over the course of some weeks?
    Because that's just too much AWESOME on one day. - Seriously.

    Looking forward to both releases.
    I guess, PBX will be just amazing with JF playing all the instruments and electronically enhancing it. - "The Empyrean" had the better (best) cover, still. :-)

    Would love to listen to "Glowe". :-(

    • Iva says:

      Do you think I'm handling this any better than you? If I didn't have to reply to all these comments and help people out, I would be probably tossing my poor dog in the air right now and trying to do parkour or something. :D
      My recent post Dani na dokovima

  29. roel says:

    but isnt glowe up there in the comments? a youtube movie..

  30. Iva says:

    I have to hold this back for moderation, as I'm not sure if it's allowed and I wouldn't want anyone here to be in trouble. Sorry!
    My recent post Dani na dokovima

  31. ZoeEsther says:

    Just read the email and came straight here to see if you'd posted about it! So excited about this! Plus the weather is just gorgeous. This is a good day.

  32. Ben says:

    Ordered the EP on vinyl to UK but didn't get a link to Glowe, same for anyone else?

  33. erica says:

    this is honestly the best day of my life im in english supposed to be writing an essay but instead i'm having a heart attack because this is just so

  34. ids2012aat says:

    Anyone know the shipping fees of recordstore?
    I'm in Argentina btw.

  35. soomeoneeeeee says:

    Anyone know the shipping fees of recordstore?
    I'm in Argentina btw

  36. victor says:

    Does somebody know when "Walls and Doors" will be availible?

  37. june says:

    why did i get an email from topspin media? not that i mind getting mail that says 'john frusciante' as a sender, but i wonder how they got my address. hm.

    • Iva says:

      If you downloaded Here, Air at any given time from 2010 on, they have your e-mail address. And there was also a checkbox to tick, to confirm you agree with future promotions. ;)

  38. Lindsey says:

    woke up and saw an email from john's website, ahhh

  39. Lindsey says:

    oh my god i'm so excited! love glowe! and if it's indicative of letur lefr's style, and can totally see how it would be suitable for guest emcees.

  40. Lindsey says:

    nevermind, idiot me - didn't even realize glowe was FROM letur lefr; was thinking it was a bonus track sort of thing. :)

  41. Val says:

    Someone who has Glowe, what.cd it please!

  42. asdfg says:

    Wonderful news, but price of shipping is nearly $10 standard domestic? That's insane.

  43. Robin says:

    Loved Glowe - new but definitely has the John Frusciante sound. Can't wait for the CD to arrive!

  44. fabio says:

    i want to buy the cassete and the special bundle but they can´t ship to Europe....

  45. John says:

    If I could, I would fly to Japan on July 4. Instead I'll wait patiently... it'll be worth it.

  46. Flor Garrido says:

    Swahili Blonde meets Radiohead.

  47. fabio says:

    anyone from europe was able to order the deluxe package???

  48. orangevarld says:

    Great! What a good surpise to hear only a few day after learning about the EP that there will be a different and full album following, all of this in a few weeks! From hearing Glowe, I can say that I'll love the EP. About the cover, it the blue-orange makes me think to TROWFTD.

  49. the artwork is according to John's sensibility: something more than beautiful.

  50. CLCmusic says:

    The Deluxe (as well as all items not available in the international store) is now available in all territories except Japan from http://johnfrusciante.com/letur-lefr

  51. sander says:

    @ TL_ thanks for sharing. somehow i can't stop listening to this song. i just want to loop (:

  52. tomtom says:

    which shipping option do i have to elect for europe.
    the most expensive is 55 $ and the cheapest 25 $....
    do i get the order late with the cheap one?

    thanks for help :)

  53. jack says:

    oooh guest MC's. RZA better be one of them

  54. Victor says:

    Its a happy memorial day, I can see a little Swahili blonde thrown in there, I love it!

  55. Felipe says:

    I had a dream yesterday with something about having to decide between a RCHP's concert and a solo John's concert. I don't remember the end of it, but when I woke up this morning and have read a "Hallo People" from John, I really thought that I was still dreaming...

  56. Tom says:

    Just wondering if anyone has any information on the availability of the deluxe version on recordstore.co.uk? I know that the option for UK delivery is now available through the presale on johnfrusciante.com, but it seems wasteful to spend $50+ on international delivery if the deluxe version will eventually become available on recordstore.co.uk. Sorry for being fussy, I’m just itching to preorder. It's so great to hear about these new releases :D

  57. olivera says:

    i got that e-mail too. in the end it says his twitter adress is @johnfrusicante. allthough i don't see him as a twitter person, sharing his daily chores and stuff, i just wanted to know if this adress is correct or if it has a misspell in the last name (frusICante). i do't have twitter myself so i guess i can't check it out.

    • Felipe says:

      Man, for now this accont seems to be correct. Theres a message from him saying the same compliment "hello people" at least. But I cant assure you about if this is official or not. It seems to be. Anyone else can answer us about John`s Twitter pls??

  58. juanmarcos says:

    happy!!! el pseudo solo de glowe con sinte, es genial..JF en estado puro

  59. Nicolascrespo says:

    Wow!!! Great News!!! i'm following invisible movement for over a year now. This website is awesome!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMLqTUjH7ec - Glowe Frusciante
    Saludos desde Bolivia

  60. Brian says:

    This is going to be awesome. You all think he will really be posting via Twitter??

  61. Martin says:

    Does anybody if there's going to be an option to pay via paypal?

  62. Luca says:

    Oh man that is so great!!! but can someone tell me if PBX Funicular intaglio zone is his COMPLETE new Album or something else? :s

    • Iva says:

      Yes, it is. And it contains songs different from those on the Letur Lefr EP. Does it make more sense now?

      • Luca says:

        Oh thank you! .. I only wanted to know if "PBX Funicular intaglio zone" is his new album and not only another single op ep :), but now I know that it is his new album :)) thanks

  63. Tord Halvorsen says:

    Does the vinyl also come with a digital download?
    I'm so happy right now!

  64. jonny6767 says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intaglio_%28printmak...

    anyone else googled this???? tis cool.

  65. fam says:

    Best summer ever, BEST SUMMER EVER!!!!! YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS! From John's comments it sounds like the album is going to be one of his best as it heads in the progressive direction I was hoping he'd go and it's all him top to bottom. It seems like he put a lot of time, heart and soul in it so I'll appreciate and love it just for that. As disappointed as I was to see him leave his buds/RHCP I'm so happy it lead to this.

  66. june says:

    I gotta say I'm kinda surprise his twitter name was still available ;)

  67. Flower says:

    LOVE Glowe! Thanks John :)

  68. Flower says:

    LOVE Glowe! Thanks John :)

  69. Flower says:

    Sorry for the duplicates...I so wanted to express my joy to listen to this title! :)

  70. TheFinalSet says:

    I am so looking forward to this!!!

  71. kyle says:

    I might be wrong, but the lead part on Glowe sounds a bit like a fretless guitar. I remember seeing that video of the guy who put a fretless neck on one of John's strats, could this be its first appearence on record?

  72. Jorge says:

    I´m so happy about his new EP and his new album :)

  73. joe kenbok says:

    nioLE TURley nioLE FRusiante
    LETUR-LEFR

  74. mektoubz says:

    After a good 50 listens I have to say I have mixed emotions about Glowe. It's got that mash up sensbility with the obvious JF sound to it which is nice and different. But it just doesn't have that little extra something I've come expect from John...other than then the guitar progression there isn't too much to tell this apart from millions of similar tracks out there on Myspace of the similar genre.

    Hoping this is not a highlight of the EP or LP by any means. I've been severly addicted to John's music since TROWFTD and both of the coming release will likely be playing non stop for me in the next 6 months...but....I dunno.

  75. Mark. says:

    Now I know how people felt when Sergeant Pepper came out. Freaking AWESOME!!!! Thank you John.:)

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