Letur-Lefr

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Letur-Lefr
EP by John Frusciante solo
Released July 17th, 2012 (International)
July 16th, 2012 (Europe)
July 4th, 2012 (Japan)
Recorded 2010
Genre Electronica, experimental rock, hip-hop, progressive psytrance
Length 15:56
Label Record Collection
John Frusciante solo chronology
The Empyrean
(2009)
Letur-Lefr
(2012)
PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone
(2012)
John Frusciante chronology
Speed Dealer Moms EP
(2010)
Letur-Lefr
(2012)
PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone
(2012)

Letur-Lefr (pronunciation: /'lɛtɹ̩ 'lɛfɹ̩/) is an EP by John Frusciante, released on July 17, 2012 on Record Collection. It was released in multiple formats including 32-bit digital download and cassette.[1] The EP features Frusciante singing, playing all the instruments and engineering, as well as his wife performing backing vocals and a "few friends on vocals, mostly MC'ing".[2]

Frusciante said of this album and its follow-up, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, "I consider my music to be Progressive Synth Pop, which says nothing about what it sounds like, but does describe my basic approach. I combine aspects of many styles of music and create my own musical forms by way of electronic instruments. The tracks on Letur-Lefr were recorded in 2010 and PBX was recorded in 2011. Letur is a compilation, a selected portion of music I made that year while PBX was conceived as an album, the songs having been recorded in succession. The records are very different from each other."

Title[edit]

According to Frusciante, the EP's title "signifies the transition of two becoming one, notably symbolized by the first song on the album being the sequel to the album's last."[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by John Frusciante

No. Title Length
1. "In Your Eyes"   4:27
2. "909 Day"   2:24
3. "Glowe"   1:31
4. "FM"   3:42
5. "In My Light"   3:49

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

  • John Frusciante - vocals, backing vocals (stated as "female backing vocals" on booklet[5]), synthesizers, guitar, samples, drum machine
  • Nicole Turley - vocals (1)
  • RZA - vocals (2-5)
  • Leggezin Fin - vocals (2)
  • Masia One - vocals (2 and 3)
  • Kinetic 9 - vocals (2 and 4)
  • Rugged Monk - vocals (4)

Recording personnel[edit]

Artwork[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts (2012) Peak position
U.S. Billboard Top Heatseekers 10[6]
U.S. Billboard Top Independent Albums 38[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Letur Lefr EP in July, PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone LP in September!". invisible-movement.net. Retrieved 28 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://johnfrusciante.com
  3. ^ "Album Titles". JohnFrusciante.com. 16 June 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  4. ^ Thomas, Fred. "Letur-Lefr - John Frusciante". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 12 October 2012. 
  5. ^ "Letur-Lefr out in Japan, contributors revealed!" invisible-movement.net
  6. ^ "John Frusciante - Chart History". Billboard. 
  7. ^ "Letur-Lefr - John Frusciante | Awards". Allmusic.com.