After a 3 year hiatus, John Frusciante is back with his 12th solo record. Letur-Lefr, releasing on 16th/17th July 2012, is a 5-track EP from the ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist. Frusciante had shown commendable mastery of studio techniques in his last solo record, The Empyrean and carries on in the same vein with his 12th release. If you’ve heard tracks from The Empyrean, the use of analog synthesizers in his songs should not be new to you. Having said that, Letur-Lefr is nothing like its predecessor. The EP is filled with synth sounds and guitar tracks are, to be honest, a minority. Then again, that’s John Frusciante for you, always going for something new, ever-surprising.