Frusciante insists his Trickfinger album release in April (15) was a mistake and he intends to spend the rest of his career experimenting with music, instead of reaching for chart positions.

He tells Electronic Beats, "For the last year and a half I made the decision to stop making music for anybody and with no intention of releasing it, which is what I was doing between 2008 and 2012.

"I felt that if I took the public into consideration at all, I wasn't going to grow and I wasn't going to learn. Being an electronic musician meant I had to woodshed for a while, so I have a good few years' worth of material from that period that's never been released.

"I've been making really abstract music out of samples. I don't have any preconceived idea of what I'm going to do going into it, I just let the samples guide me, and gradually add in synthesisers and drum machines to it to round it out."

The guitarist, who appears on Duran Duran's new album, adds, "At this point I have no audience. I make tracks and I don't finish them or send them to anybody, and consequently I get to live with the music. The music becomes the atmosphere that I'm living in. I either make really beautiful music that comes from classical (music), or I make music where the tempo is moving the whole time, and there's no melodic or rhythmic centre. It's just disorienting music that's falling apart."