Letur Lefr is axe-wielding virtuosbro, John Frusciante’s, first solo effort since walking out on the Chili Peppers for the second time – the first time that he’s done so unimpaired by smack’s innate moreishness. 

John Frusciante – Glowe by maartenjanssen

The five track EP is set for release on July 17th or, if you never learnt self-restraint as a child (like us), you can download this teaser cut, Glowe, for free with a pre-order. It’s a sneak peek at Frusciante’s new creative tangent, self described as “progressive synth pop” and preludes his eleventh full-length album, the Italian text-speak tongue twister – PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone (out in September).

Post-Peppers, John started making un-danceable dance music alongside bearded breakologist, Aaron ‘Venetian Snares’ Funk, under the cute moniker Speed Dealer Moms. Their Planet Mu distributed EP, made on analogue 303s  and 808s, conjured images of an audiophile postcode war and outraged ageing RHCP fans who thought they were listening to broken fax machines.

PS. We get it. Not so deep in your wretched subconscious, you wish he was still bombing around the Sunset Strip with River Phoenix and some supermodels. Have you’ve ever watched  1993′s Stuff, Johnny Depp’s documentary about Frusciante, which he made with Butthole Surfers singer Gibby Haynes? If you enjoy queasy slow-motion, How Clean is Your House?, over-dubbed music, crack house interior design and thickly-snuffled poetry, check it out. It also features a Timothy Leary cameo and “flower-arrangement” (according to the end credits) by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell.