TOTW: John Frusciante_ Usburp Pensul

John Freuschiante may be best known as a guitarist in the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, but outside of this world arena touring act he has also had many side projects, covering many different genre.

On his album, Maya, he creates new music that feels authentically representative of 90s Jungle music. Chopping up breaks with a competency reflective of many of the greats of the genre, he wraps them around simple yet effective melodies.

I think the beginning of the record is the project at its strongest, with the opening two tracks being my highlights.

Usburp Pensul is the second track, and a more aggressive piece, chopping up one break with relentless abandon to create a high energy work. It keeps up that energy throughout its playtime without overstaying its welcome:


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