Inside of Emptiness

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Inside of Emptiness
Studio album by John Frusciante
Released October 26, 2004
Recorded March 8–13, 2004
Genre Art Rock, Indie Rock
Length 39:31
Label Record Collection
Producer John Frusciante
John Frusciante chronology
Inside of Emptiness
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (6.0/10) link

Inside of Emptiness is the seventh studio album by John Frusciante, released on October 26, 2004 on Record Collection, and is the fourth in a series of six releases, issued from June 2004 to February 2005. The album features contributions from Josh Klinghoffer and Omar Rodríguez-López.

Frusciante notes, "It's really powerful, but in a gentle way. There's a soothing quality. It has hard things on it, and even the soft things have a heaviness to them. The song "Scratches" is emotionally heavy to me, even though it's not distorted guitars and bashing drums. There's another song about a couple's baby dying. There's a lot of spontaneity and recklessness and not giving a fuck."[1]

The vinyl edition of the record saw a repressing from Record Collection on December 11, 2012. These reissued records are 180 gram and come with a download of choice between MP3 and WAV formats of the album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by John Frusciante

  1. "What I Saw" – 4:00
  2. "The World's Edge" – 2:34
  3. "Inside a Break" – 3:07
  4. "A Firm Kick" – 4:33
  5. "Look On" – 6:10
  6. "Emptiness" – 3:34
  7. "I'm Around" – 3:49
  8. "666" – 4:53
  9. "Interior Two" – 2:27
  10. "Scratches" – 4:19


  • John Frusciante – Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Keyboard, Bass on "The World's Edge" and "666", Producer, Design
  • Josh Klinghoffer – Drums, Bass, Keyboard, Backing Vocals, Guitar on "I'm Around", Guitar solos on "Inside A Break" and "Emptiness"
  • Omar Rodríguez-López – Lead Guitar on "666"
  • Ryan Hewitt – Engineer, Mixing
  • Kevin Dean – Assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – Mastering
  • Lola Montes – Photography
  • Mike Piscitelli – Design
  • Dave Lee – Equipment Technician


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