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Acid Test
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September 8, 2017


If you’d told us as young teenagers that a Red Hot Chilli Peppers member would be releasing acid house records in 2017 we’d probably have laughed at you. John Frusciante has gone and done exactly that with this Trickfinger LP, and it’s half decent as well. Uplifting synths dance around in time to 303 squelches and tight drum programming that bring to mind the work of label-mate Donato Dozzy. Check ‘Hasan’ for some jacking melodic business that’ll sit nice in the mix. Not what we expected when we first saw this one!

The Trickfinger project was recorded 10 years ago with no intention of being released at the time, made purely for discovery and learning experience.

"In my opinion, making music with no intention of releasing it is the best thing a musician can do for his own development in this day and age. The Trickfinger LP was made in that mindset, and it was the beginning of a new musical life for me. When I hear it, it sounds like I am opening up doorways to new worlds, and I never have had that feeling listening to music I made for the purpose of releasing it and selling it.”

All the music was recorded live onto a CD burner, through a cheap mixer. John would sit on a chair, in his living room, surrounded by five to 15 machines, and just keep programming and jamming until the track was ready to be recorded. There were no overdubs – recorded all live.

Acid Test unearthed these recordings and John agreed to a release. Trickfinger II is the second part to the recordings made during the winter of 2007.

Digital Track List

  1. 1 Shift Sync 3:54 Buy
  2. 2 Ruche 5:03 Buy
  3. 3 Exclam 3:56 Buy
  4. 4 Hasan 4:23 Buy
  5. 5 Cuh 3:44 Buy
  6. 6 Stall 4:50 Buy


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