John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement

Letur-Lefr out today & a nice promo photograph

Letur-Lefr should now be available officially almost everywhere as of now, check this for more information. And enjoy it with your whole heart and an open mind.

Since nothing's ever been typical in this little universe, on the day of the album's release we get...what? A new photo. To those of you who do not look for photos in random places and snoop everywhere, this will be delightful; as you can also see the new tool of trade - a Yamaha SG we read about on the blog and some of the maestro's creative space.

JF at his studio, a week ago or so. Photo by Mike Piscitelli

Please, click the photo to go to the official site and then click on it over there to see it in its full size.


  • Mongolia

    It`s really interesting that he uses a Yamaha SG...And you can`t say that he doesnt play guitar on Letur Lefr...on every track there is guitar...and Letur is really great and geniously for people who accept music like music and not hopping for a new rock Frusciante album...

  • edwin morais

    Oh my god look at him :)) So beautiful stay strong John!! We Thank you soooo much!

  • Bahar Dadashova

    and i guess that's the guitar he bought recently :) (i haven't seen that guitar before)

  • Caroline

    Nice hair, a wedding ring, smoke, tidy studio and a cardigan. A wonderful portrait of an intellectual among musicians. LOVE!

  • Janko

    Seems to be a Yamaha SG 1500. Nice guitar.
    I wonder what amp he's using nowadays?

  • Minna

    Nice way to promote smoking... It's a shame we can't see the brand. πŸ˜€

    • Minna

      And this was a sarcastic comment. Just saying, so you know why you minus my comment, when you do. πŸ˜€

    • tom

      I think he used to smoke Camels back in the early 90s...

      • vaginal secretion

        he smoked marlboro reds back then

        • tom

          ...well, maybe he smoked Marlboro Reds AND Camels... πŸ˜‰
          In an interview with the Bikini Magazine in 1994 it says:
          "I turn my head and catch a skinny guy coming down the stairs. Bleached hair pulled back and some pale skin. A good shirt, blue I think. With a collar and a filterless Camel burning."

          • Minna

            And now let's all go buy them... πŸ˜€

  • pehjott

    Not so clever smoking in a studio, especially when using vintag gear...

    • Ryan Kimball

      and why is that a bad idea? depreciating the value of the gear? or some other reason?

    • Sean

      lol you've never watched Funky Monks then

  • Carlos A.

    Nice to see you again bro. Hope you come out soon with an video or something dude.

  • vinny

    i was looking at sgs earlier before while dabbling with john mcgeoch stuff. frusciante's a big fan of him so it's possible that's how he looked into getting an sg.

  • Untitled #14

    I've always been a Fender fanboy, but I have to say... that guitar is beautiful.

  • Deepak Bhatti

    Would anyone happen to know what monitor that is behind him?

  • edwin morais

    He's soo BEautiful! love this photo

  • Dani

    rare to see him with a nasty guitar

  • Alex

    I just went to my local record store to pick it up and the supplier ran out from all the pre orders and never even sent it to the store. I don't know how to wait any longer.

    • Iva

      Where was this?

      • Alex

        Grand Rapids Michigan, the guy working said he wouldn't receive his shipment until Friday at the soonest.

        • Iva

          Then it's the regular delay all of us related to the USA shipments are experiencing. I hope you'll get it today or on Monday. <3

          • Iva

            Any luck, Alex?

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  • jonny

    hope it gets people inspired to fuck with electronic music!!!! it's actually not super hard to make the beats on his EP, certainly no where near as hard as learning note for note zappa things, people should give it a try.

    pretty sure that's tracking software on the screen... it kinda looks like those software trackers of yore, but i haven't blazed one in ages. tasty stuff.

  • tyfo

    i see hes using renoise. must be venetian snares inflence for sure

  • Dani

    yamaha sg sucks

    • toni

      yes sucks his guitar

    • Ben Alexander

      yeah the guitar is pretty much an ugly gibson sg/les paul rip off.

      on a side note he's starting to look his age, and BTW kids smoking is bad, so are drugs hahaha

      • pehjott

        haha...there's a reason why the SG 1500/2000 where called "Gibson Killers" in the 70s/80s
        They have better wood, a complex construction for the longest sustain you could have wished for back then and their tone is more...wood-like,let's say closer to a hollow body guitar.
        The Yamaha SG's from the 70's and 80's are awesome guitars.And if you like him or not but even Santana played them back in the 70s....YAMAHA SG's don't suck.

        BTW: Yamaha used the term SG for their guitars before Gibson

        • Iva

          This is why I love it when you post comments - always necessary, always informative, always something new to learn, even for us non-musicians. :)

        • Ben Alexander

          would this be the same SG's made by Yamaha from 1965 and the same SG's made by Gibson from 1961?

          I said nothing about the sound or tone of the guitar just that it was a rip off, like most Japanese guitars, they take the look and configuration of other guitars, primarily Gibsons and Fenders and apply them to their own products. Yamaha did this with their motorcycles too, it's kind of what they did to being with. Look at an existing product and replicate but make it better, often the electronics.

  • Peter Grothe

    Do you keep staring at his photo hoping he'll say something to you? Me too.

  • Spaceman J

    Anybody know what his tshirt is? That a record cover?/someone we know?...... Great to see current photos but I also like the thought of him being closed away working like Van Gogh or Einstien or somethin...! Peace to everyone out there. Im in Australia and the amazon pre oreder wont come til the end of the month..

  • tim

    that shirt is a steve brule shirt from adult swim the tim and eric awesome show great job

  • dobio

    the ep is fuckin amazing!
    next level all the way.
    thank you john.
    can't stop listening over and dover again!!!!!

  • Dani

    I am a big fan of john frusciante guitar but that does not go with him. is very ugly and it seems to me, I'm not ignoring the guitar but I do not like anything that use that guitar

    • tom

      ehhhm... WHAT ?!?!

  • dylan

    an average EP. not too difficult to program in the beats used. it's the idea that is the difficult part.

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    • art

      Mierda es tu.
      Tu enculo cabron.

  • joancho

    john frusciante sucks as musician

    • Your name is too

      Stop typing comments

      • joancho

        fuck you bitch

  • smak

    the Yamaha thing comes from being really into the band Magazine and guitarist John McGeoch's work and sound ...

  • jack

    Oh my god he is wearing a Steve Brule t-shirt. Now I love him that much more

    • Iva

      I have to thank you for having said that, as it made me google it (I can't stand not knowing what something is once it's been mentioned) I found videos of Check It Out and spent the next couple of hours laughing. Good stuff. It reminds me of some of Kaufman's antics as well as of a bizarre show we had in old Yugoslavia before the split ("Top lista nadrealista"). Love, love, love absurd, what-the-fuck humour like this. Thank you. <3

  • Stephen

    Has anyone heard Flea's new music 'helen burns'?. when will john and himself make an electronia record together, i can hear it already!

    • adam

      yea, i think its better than johns.

      • art

        I think you don´t understand that in art there´s no better or worse.

        • Minna

          Maybe not in art, but in your heart...?

          Lovelovelove for Flea's EP! :)

          • art

            Personal taste is not objective.
            You should only say that you prefer something and not that it is better.
            I prefer John´s EP but it´s only my personal taste.
            Emotional perception is not objective - learn that!

    • Peter Grothe

      John and Flea definitely have a special way of communicating through music. I'm just so thrilled to see the musicians I loved as an adolescent still making great music. Getting older is a pleasure not a curse. Helen Burns is good.

    • fleasciante

      yup, for everyone who's interested, available here: ...definitely worth and the fact John and Flea got they EPs released within the same week is lovely, special week B)

      • Iva

        Yeesh, this website looks as if a 15-year-old made it in 2002. >_< Not that it matters in this discussion, but it's annoying.

        • fleasciante

          uhmm, who knows maybe it has similar background but it also offers Helen Burns FOC, so what more to ask for...from music school website:)

  • joanchifucker

    joancho mother is a nice fuck:*

  • thesnowdog

    Glowe alone was worth the $8.99.

  • yoda

    anyone get their deluxe yet??? mine hasn't shipped and emails to topspin haven't been answered. :(

  • yoda

    hey has anyone received their deluxe? mine hasn't shipped and no word from topspin. :(

    • Generic DJ

      I got mine, but the packaging was HORRIBLE. My deluxe package came in what seemed to be a mailer designed just for a record with the T-shirt, CD, and tape smashed into the box. The box had open ends, and the CD was absolutely smashed in by the pressure of everything else in transit. I already paid an arm and a leg for all that shit I would've gladly threw in a few more bucks for a sufficient package. Anyone else have any problems? [polldaddy 6414138 polldaddy]

      • Iva

        I think you could send feedback to Topspin about that, as it could help them improve their service. Seems that people are mostly having problems with their parcels not having been sent yet or delivery being slow (the later depends on mail services, not on the distributer); but nobody mentioned this yet!

    • Iva

      Hi Yoda,

      It would help a lot if you said two things:

      1) Where in the world you are.
      2) If you have contacted Topspin already.

      You can do the later using the e-mail in the footer of the previous messages they sent to you or by using the following link: ("Submit Request" in the top menu).
      My recent post Where was I?

  • Lucyfer

    The beard is gone! :)

  • yoda

    Hi Iva. I live in Bangkok right now. I've contacted topspin twice but have only received an automated reply. Shouldn't it have been shipped (not just acknowledged) by now? I paid for DHL shipping making this quite an expensive deluxe EP.

    • Iva

      I thought I replied to this, but it looks that I did not. I'm sorry, it somehow slipped by. Was there any progress in the meantime? Some people reported that their items are now on back-order, did that happen in your case, as well?

      • yoda

        Yeah I got an email that it's on back-order. I wonder why since I pre-ordered it. Still waiting until it ships.

        • Iva

          I got an answer, yay!

          Another batch of cassettes and T-shirts need to be re-made both as individual items and for bundles. Once this is done, you will be sent a notification that your parcel has been shipped. There was a huge demand, people are interested in Letur-Lefr a lot.
          My recent post Da ne gore dole spreda pozadi ovde tamo / Yes No Up Down Front Back Here There

  • Eloise

    Topspin is the worst. What a disappointment! I don't even want to order a new one. If anyone wishes to sell... drop a reply.

  • Eloise

    I contacted them via email multiple times. I ended up ordering a new one off ebay. Thank you Iva for offering to help. I no longer have time to waste with those dingbats. Take care, El

    • Iva

      I mean, what exactly happened? Did you not receive the parcel? Did you not get a shipping notification? Were you the person on the board who got wrong items, by a totally random artist? If the second out of these three is the case, you should've waited a bit more, not necessary to spend more money.

      And thanks for the compliment. :)

  • Eloise

    PS, I love your poem. :)

  • yoda

    Well my pre-order still hasn't shipped from topspin. a pre-order. the ep has been out for quite a while. can we please start some campaign to have john NOT use topspin for pbx? I spent over 70 dollars for letur-lefr and NOTHING.

  • sorana

    such a deep look... and his guitar.. but something is missing, i know that John gives a very nice view to every guitar that he appears with, but he certainly looks better whit his STRAT