Stellar New Album From Legendary Producer John Fryer (Black Needle Noise)
Join Fryer explores the deepest, darkest parts of human existence alongside possible rays of hope and creates moments that will both set the listener on edge as well as lull them in with hypnotic ease. His new album 'Lost in Reflections' is a kaleidoscope of musical treasures, where each track is a new and colorful facet of John Fryer's genius.
Black Needle Noise has unveiled the new video for ‘And Nothing Remains’ with Ana Breton. Legendary artist-producer John Fryer, the mastermind behind this project, recently reconnected with Ana Breton of NYC-based shoegaze outfit Dead Leaf Echo, to create this haunting track. They had earlier worked together in 2013, when Fryer mixed Dead Leaf Echo’s first album ‘Thought and Language’.
This new video follows up the recently released ‘Neon Noir’ with Dr. Strangefryer, which matched 80s-style synthpop with retro-fitted video colorama graphics courtesy of Alisa Akay.
These are among 11 solid tracks featuring on the new Black Needle Noise album ‘Lost in Reflections’. Now based in L.A., John Fryer continues his legacy as founder of seminal 4AD band This Mortal Coil by dishing up his trademark goodness and lush atmospheres with layered richness, experimental tones, effects and melodies.
As one of the most innovative sonic architects of our age. His musical imprint is massive, having shaped the sound of bands from Nine Inch Nails and Cocteau Twins to HIM and Depeche Mode. He is also one of just two masterminds behind This Mortal Coil (along with Ivo Watts-Russell – not only producing, but also keyboards, strings and synthesizer sequencing).
John Fryer started his career in 1979 at London’s Blackwing Studios (London) and soon began working with seminal bands on the 4AD, Mute, Rough Trade and Beggars Banquet record labels, including Depeche Mode, The Wolfgang Press and Cocteau Twins. His achievement in helping develop the latter’s pioneering ethereal and ambient sound ultimately led Watts-Russell to recruit Fryer as his partner for This Mortal Coil.
He’s produced many other groundbreaking artists, including Love and Rockets, Swans, HIM, Cradle of Filth, Clan of Xymox, Nitzer Ebb, Dead Can Dance, Yaz (Yazoo), Xmal Deutschland, Fields of the Nephilim, De/Vision, Stabbing Westward, Jesus Jones, Swallow, M|A|R|R|S (A.R.Kane & Colourbox), Kristin Hersh and many others. He also produced the soundtracks to films such as Seven, Clerks, Johnny Mnemonic, Mortal Kombat, Faust and Resident Evil: Apocalypse.
A sense of expectation about his music has never left him – expectations he has exceeded on this new album, his collaboration with numerous artists resulting in stunning output in 'Lost In Reflections', a collection of 11 tracks featuring Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Delirium), Mimi Page (Delirium), Jennie Vee (also bassist in Hole), Ana Breton (Dead Leaf Echo), Omniflux (Puscifer), Kendra Frost (Kite Base), Andrea Kerr (Colt), Sivert Hoyem, ZiaLand and Dr. Strangefryer.
This album is a continuation or extension of the first Black Needle Noise album ‘Before The Tears Came’ (2016), which featured Jarboe (Swans), Elena Alice Fossi (Kirlian Camera and Spectra Paris), and Ledfoot, among others.