It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest technologies in order to bring the benefits of modern science to those in the developing world.
On March 29th, 2014, ENCLOSURE was loaded onto an experimental Cube Satellite called Sat-JF14 and launched into space aboard an Interorbital Systems’ NEPTUNE Modular Rocket.
Beginning today, March 31st, fans from around the world can download the free, custom-built Sat-JF14 mobile application which will enable users to track Sat-JF14’s movement in real time. When Sat-JF14 hovers over a users’ geographic region, ENCLOSURE will be unlocked, allowing users to listen to the album for free on any iOS or Android mobile device. Sat - JF14 also supports an integrated social chat platform giving fans the ability to communicate with one another after listening to the music. The album preview will last until midnight on April 7th, at which point Sat-JF14 will cease transmission.
On April 8th, 2014, Record Collection will release ENCLOSURE, the 11th full-length album from John Frusciante.
Download the Sat-JF14 app and watch the instructional video below: www.johnfrusciante.com/sat-jf14
Sounds cool, but it has to be fake.
A Russian weightlifting technique poster featuring Andrey Demanov, Dmitry Lapikov and Alexey Yufkin (I think) hanging on the wall at the Chekhov, Russia training center.