When I quit the band, over a year ago, we were on an indefinite hiatus. There was no drama or anger involved, and the other guys were very understanding. They are supportive of my doing whatever makes me happy and that goes both ways.To put it simply, my musical interests have led me in a different direction. Upon rejoining, and throughout my time in the band, I was very excited about exploring the musical possibilities inherent in a rock band, and doing so with those people in particular. A couple of years ago, I began to feel that same excitement again, but this time it was about making a different kind of music, alone, and being my own engineer.I really love the band and what we did. I understand and value that my work with them means a lot to many people, but I have to follow my interests. For me, art has never been something done out of a sense of duty. It is something I do because it is really fun, exciting, and interesting. Over the last 12 years, I have changed, as a person and artist, to such a degree that to do further work along the lines I did with the band would be to go against my own nature. There was no choice involved in this decision. I simply have to be what I am, and have to do what I must do.Sending love and gratitude to you all.:-)
Today, January 20th 2009, we are pleased to announce the worldwide digital release of The Empyrean, the new album from singer/songwriter John Frusciante. The Empyrean is now available through all major digital service providers including emusic, Itunes and Amazon. Next week, the 27th of January, marks the US physical release of The Empyrean on CD and vinyl formats.
To purchase The Empyrean, please click on the link below:
Thank you all for your continued dedication to the consumption of great art..
The Empyrean's US physical release date has been pushed to January 27th. There was an unavoidable manufacturing error at the duplication plant and as a result, everybody is going to have to wait another week to buy the physical version of John Frusciante's new album (Vinyl and CD). Digitally, you will be able to download The Empyrean on January 20th, as scheduled.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Record Collection