As promised, here are the scans of the previously discovered May 2014 issue of the Japanese Guitar Magazine.
The feature on John consists of sixteen pages, plus four pages of tabs. Enclosure is reviewed elsewhere in the magazine and it is one of the editor picks.
Click the thumbnails to go to the individual pages in the gallery or click here for the entire album. If doing the latter, remember to turn the page as there are two pages of thumbnails.
Kultura Program TV, April 4th 2014
There was an one-page article of John, paired with a quick review of Enclosure in the 4th April issue of Polish guide, Kultura Program TV. It appears that the author is not enthusiastic about the maestro’s new direction; but nevertheless Enclosure got 3 out of 5 stars.
Here are a couple of excerpts.
Who’s crazy enough to trade in a career in one of the most popular rock bands for making electronic music for their own enjoyment at home? That would be John Frusciante, who’s just released his 12th solo album, Enclosure.[…]
New album, titled “Enclosure” is a combination of experimental work – fast beats with rock maneuverings in “Shining Desert”; long guitar solo and metal riffs in “Sleep”; and typical electronic pieces with ‘broken’ rhythms in “Fanfare”; ’80s sounds in “Stage”; or hip-hop rhythm in “Excuses”. It often gets unpredictable, with complicated composition and unexpected sounds in “Run” and “Zone”.
You can read the entire article here.
Click on the thumbnail or here to have a look at the
*Many thanks to Karolina BanaÅ› for translating the Polish article.
If there is anything relevant in magazines, newspapers and on the web where you are – do not forget to share. You will be credited, as always. Also, if anybody is willing to give a try to translating at least some of the Japanese feature – that would be awesome. The community depends on volunteers.