Maya (John Frusciante album)

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Maya
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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 23, 2020
Recorded2018
StudioJohn Frusciante's home studio, Los Angeles
Genre
Length40:56
LabelTimesig
ProducerJohn Frusciante
John Frusciante chronology
She Smiles Because She Presses the Button
(2020)
Maya
(2020)
SDM-LA8-441-114-211
(2021)
John Frusciante solo chronology
Foregrow
(2016)
Maya
(2020)
I and II
(2023)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
Clash8/10[3]
Exclaim!8/10[4]
Loud and Quiet6/10[5]
Pitchfork7.6/10[6]

Maya is the eleventh studio album by American musician John Frusciante, released on October 23, 2020 through Timesig, a label owned by Venetian Snares. The album was released as a digital album, on limited edition vinyl and compact disc, and is the first full-length instrumental electronic album for Frusciante to be released under his own name.[7] The LP went on to have another pressing on lilac purple vinyl in March 2021.

On August 31, 2020, "Amethblowl" was uploaded to Frusciante's Bandcamp page for streaming and as a pre-order bonus.

Background and recording[edit]

The album is dedicated to Frusciante's cat Maya, who died earlier in the year. Frusciante stated: "Maya was with me as I made music for 15 years, so I wanted to name it after her. She loved music, and with such a personal title, it didn't seem right to call myself Trickfinger, somehow, so it's by John Frusciante. I don't have that interest in singing or writing lyrics like I used to. The natural thing when I'm by myself now, is to just make music like the stuff being released this year. I really love the back and forth with machines and the computer."[8]

Track listing[edit]

Maya track listing
No.TitleLength
1."Brand E"4:52
2."Usbrup Pensul"4:24
3."Flying"3:43
4."Pleasure Explanation"4:15
5."Blind Aim"4:07
6."Reach Out"4:23
7."Amethblowl"4:40
8."Zillion"4:35
9."Anja Motherless"5:57
Total length:40:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "maya Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  2. ^ Simpson, Paul. "Maya - John Frusciante | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Copley, Laura (20 October 2020). "John Frusciante - Maya". Clash. Retrieved 23 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. ^ Keating, Daryl (20 October 2020). "'Maya' Blows John Frusciante's Previous Electronic Forays Out of the Water". Exclaim!. Retrieved 23 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Davidson, Robert. "John Frusciante – Maya – Album Review". Loud and Quiet. Retrieved 23 October 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "John Frusciante – Maya". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  7. ^ Richards, Will (1 September 2020). "John Frusciante announces new jungle-inspired album 'Maya', dedicated to his cat". NME.
  8. ^ "Maya | John Frusciante". Retrieved 22 October 2020 – via Bandcamp.