Trickfinger - She Smiles Because She Presses The Button


5/06/2020


Label: Avenue 66


On his third album as Trickfinger, John Frusciante makes the jump from Acid Test to its leftfield sub-label, Avenue 66, to unleash the full scope of his vision. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, the legendary, LA-based cult figure, presents his most diverse yet cohesive album to date. Frusciante has the melodic and programming chops to jump from style to style while sounding only like himself. "Amb" is the welcome middle-ground between Balearic and IDM while "Brise” with its quick syncopations and rhythmic groove provide a contrasting fabric. Elsewhere, JF caroms through electro and pastoral, "intelligent" ambient. The common thread through this quixotic journey are his trademark, timeless melodies. For years now, Frusciante has immersed himself in machines, learning tracker programs, synths and drum machines inside and out, applying the same, tireless approach he's exhibited throughout his career. On She Smiles Because She Presses The Button, this period of intense study leads intense creative liberation.

"A few weeks after releasing the Look Down, See Us EP and revealing that he’d be releasing another new album, John Frusciante has shared two new songs from it. The album, She Smiles Because She Presses the Button, will be released under the Trickfinger moniker. It will be released June 5 via Acid Test Records sub-label Avenue 66. The label announced the news in an Instagram post. Frusciante shared “Amb” and “Brise” from that, which you can hear on Bandcamp below. Last December, Frusciante unexpectedly rejoined the Red Hot Chili Peppers, forcing out longtime guitarist Josh Klinghoffer in the process." SPIN  
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