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Curtains
Studio album by John Frusciante
Released February 1, 2005
Recorded May 8, 2004 – May 14 and May 19 – May 23
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock
Length 33:42
Label Record Collection
Producer John Frusciante
Professional reviews
John Frusciante chronology
A Sphere in the Heart of Silence
(2004)
Curtains
(2005)
The Empyrean
(2009)

Curtains is the ninth solo album by John Frusciante released on February 1, 2005 through Record Collection. It was the last record of a six album series Frusciante released, within the span of six months.

The album was mainly composed of acoustic guitar, in contrast to his previous collaboration with Josh Klinghoffer, A Sphere in the Heart of Silence, which was mostly electronic. Carla Azar (from the band Autolux) plays drums, Ken Wild plays upright bass, and Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, of The Mars Volta, makes various guest appearances on guitar. Frusciante plays all other instruments on the album. A video was made for "The Past Recedes", which was released exclusively on the Internet.

Track listing

All songs written by John Frusciante.

  1. "The Past Recedes" – 3:53
  2. "Lever Pulled" – 2:22
  3. "Anne" – 3:35
  4. "The Real" – 3:06
  5. "A Name" – 2:03
  6. "Control" – 4:29
  7. "Your Warning" – 3:33
  8. "Hope" – 1:56
  9. "Ascension" – 2:52
  10. "Time Tonight" – 3:12
  11. "Leap Your Bar" – 2:36

Personnel

  • John Frusciante – vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, electric bass, melodica, piano, string ensemble, mellotron, synthesizer, treatments, producer, design
  • Omar Rodriguez-Lopez – electric guitar on "Lever Pulled", electric guitar on "Anne"
  • Carla Azar – drums
  • Ken Wild – double bass
  • Didier Martín - production
  • Ryan Hewitt – engineer, mixing
  • Chris Holmes – additional mixing
  • Bernie Grundman – mastering
  • Lola Montes – photography
  • Mike Piscitelli – design
  • Dave Lee – equipment technician

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