Inside of Emptiness

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Inside of Emptiness
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 26, 2004
RecordedMarch 8–13, 2004
GenreArt rock, indie rock
LabelRecord Collection
ProducerJohn Frusciante
John Frusciante chronology
Inside of Emptiness
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media(6.0/10) link

Inside of Emptiness is the sixth 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 tracks 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
7."I'm Around"3:49
9."Interior Two"2:27


  • John Frusciante – lead and backing vocals, guitar, synthesizer, keyboard, bass ("The World's Edge", "666"), production, design
  • Josh Klinghoffer – drums, bass, keyboard, backing vocals, guitar ("I'm Around"), guitar solo ("Inside a Break", "Emptiness")
  • Omar Rodríguez-López – lead guitar ("666")
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer, mixing
  • Kevin Dean – assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Lola Montes – photography
  • Mike Piscitelli – design
  • Dave Lee – equipment technician


  1. ^ "John Frusciante Is Your Music Concierge | John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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