A Sphere in the Heart of Silence

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A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 23, 2004
RecordedApril 9 –11, 2004
GenreElectronic rock, glitch, industrial, experimental rock, art rock
LabelRecord Collection
ProducerJohn Frusciante, Josh Klinghoffer
John Frusciante chronology
Inside of Emptiness
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
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A Sphere in the Heart of Silence is a collaborative studio album by John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer, released on November 23, 2004 on Record Collection. The fifth in a series of six releases Frusciante issued, from June 2004 to February 2005, the album is composed mainly of electronica-based material.

Frusciante notes, "It's electronic music, but much more raw. We recorded this the same way we did Inside of Emptiness - with all the out-of-control qualities that I've been building toward with my style of playing and recording - but we used electronic instruments. There are some techno things with punk-rock-type screaming vocals. It's only a seven-song album, but it's, like thirty-eight minutes long."[4]

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 are written by John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer.

2."The Afterglow"5:19
5."At Your Enemies"4:23
6."Surrogate People"5:20
7."My Life"1:35
Total length:37:39


  • John Frusciante – programming, white noise, guitar, lead vocals (on "The Afterglow", "Walls", and "My Life"), backing vocals, vocal treatments, synthetic strings, drum treatments, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, bass, piano, producer, design
  • Josh Klinghoffer – arp string ensemble, guitar, bass, synthesizers, drum loops, drums, lead vocals (on "Communique", "At Your Enemies", and "Surrogate People"), backing vocals, one note synth, piano, producer
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Reynolds – assistant
  • Jason Gossman – assistant
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Lola Montes Schnabel – photography
  • Mike Piscitelli – design
  • Dave Lee – equipment technician


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  2. ^ Sinacola, Dom. "John Frusciante and Josh Klinghoffer – A Sphere in the Heart of Silence". Cokemachineglow. Archived from the original on 13 May 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  3. ^ Ackroyd, Stephen. "John Frusciante - Sphere In The Heart Of Silence". DIY Magazine. Archived from the original on 24 December 2004. Retrieved 29 August 2019.
  4. ^ "John Frusciante is Your Music Concierge | John Frusciante unofficial – Invisible Movement". Archived from the original on 2012-06-04. Retrieved 2012-02-25.