John Fryer (producer)

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John Fryer
Years active 1980s – present
Associated acts This Mortal Coil, The Hope Blister, Love and Rockets, Fritz Fryer, DarkDriveClinic

John Fryer is an English record producer. Best known for his production work, he also branched out as a musician as one of only two constant members of This Mortal Coil (along with Ivo Watts-Russell), providing keyboards, strings and synthesizer sequencing for the band, and its offshoot, The Hope Blister.

Career[edit]

Starting out at Blackwing Studios in south London, Fryer's early career saw him working with seminal bands on the 4AD, Mute, Rough Trade and Beggars Banquet record labels, including Depeche Mode, Fad Gadget and Cocteau Twins. It was his work with the last band, helping to develop their pioneering ethereal and ambient sound, that led Watts-Russell to recruit Fryer as his musical and producing partner for This Mortal Coil.

Fryer is also known for his production work in the industrial rock genre, working with Nine Inch Nails, Stabbing Westward and Gravity Kills. He worked with Dope Stars Inc, the Italian industrial rock band, on their debut album, "://Neuromance".[1] He also produced, engineered and mixed The Schools' Spellemannspris (which won a Norwegian Grammy), and mixed the US breakthrough album for Jesus Jones, Doubt. More recently, Fryer has also started his own label, Something To Listen To.

In early 2010, Fryer began collaborating with Stripmall Architecture vocalist Rebecca Coseboom under the name Dark Drive Clinic.[2] The pair released their debut album, Noise in My Head, in October 2011.

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Noise In My Head (2011) — as DarkDriveClinic
  • Noise In My Head reMix Album Part 1 (2012) — as DarkDriveClinic

Producer[edit]

  • Fireside Favorites (1980) – Fad Gadget
  • Dome (1980) – Dome
  • Dome 2 (1980) – Dome
  • 3R4 (1980) – BC Gilbert / G Lewis
  • Dome 3 (1981) – Dome
  • Incontinent (1981) – Fad Gadget
  • Speak & Spell (1981) – Depeche Mode
  • Upstairs at Eric's (1982) – Yazoo
  • MZUI (1982) – BC Gilbert / G Lewis / Russell Mills
  • Head Over Heels (1983) – Cocteau Twins
  • Sunburst and Snowblind (1983) – Cocteau Twins
  • Fetisch (1983) – Xmal Deutschland
  • Or So It Seems (1983) – Duet Emmo
  • From The Promised Land (1984) – Play Dead
  • It'll End in Tears (1984) – This Mortal Coil
  • Tocsin (1984) – Xmal Deutschland
  • Ricochet Days (1984) – Modern English
  • This Way (1984) – Bruce Gilbert
  • Legendary Wolfgang Press and Other Tall Stories (1985) – The Wolfgang Press
  • Fad Gadget Singles (1985) – Frank Tovey
  • Clan of Xymox [Bonus Tracks] (1985) – Clan of Xymox
  • Fad Gadget Singles (1985) – Fad Gadget
  • Filigree & Shadow (1986) – This Mortal Coil
  • Standing Up Straight (1986) – The Wolfgang Press
  • Should the World Fail to Fall Apart (1986) – Peter Murphy
  • Hail (1986) – He Said
  • The Shivering Man (1986) – Bruce Gilbert
  • Children of God (1987) – Swans
  • Lonely Is an Eyesore (1987) – Various Artists
  • Pump Up The Volume (Remix) (1987) – M/A/R/R/S
  • Figure One Cuts (1987) – Minimal Compact
  • Medusa [Bonus Tracks] (1987) – Clan of Xymox
  • Three Times and Waving (1987) – Breathless
  • Raindancing (1987) – Alison Moyet
  • Dawnrazor (1987) – Fields of the Nephilim
  • This Way to the Shivering Man (1987) – Bruce Gilbert
  • 8 Time (1988) – BC Gilbert / G Lewis
  • Take Care (1988) – He Said
  • It's Beginning to and Back Again (1989) – Wire
  • One of Our Girls (1989) – A.C. Marias
  • Love and Rockets [Compilation] (1989) – Love and Rockets
  • Very Special Christmas (1989) – Various Artists
  • Words for Our Years (1989) – Hugh Harris
  • Clan of Xymox [Import] (1989) – Clan of Xymox
  • Love and Rockets (1989) – Love and Rockets
  • Pretty Hate Machine (1989) – Nine Inch Nails
  • Magic Seed (1990) – Easy
  • Indie Top 20, Vol. 9 (1990) – Various Artists
  • Livonia (1990) – His Name Is Alive
  • Chasing Promises (1990) – Breathless
  • Head Down (1990) – Moev
  • Singles Box 2 (1991) – Depeche Mode
  • England Made Me (1991) – Cath Carroll
  • The Drill (1991) – Wire
  • Doubt (1991) – Jesus Jones
  • Blood (1991) – This Mortal Coil
  • Hoodoo (1991) – Alison Moyet
  • Nettwerk Sampler, Vol. 3 (1991) – Various Artists
  • Whirlpool (1991) – Chapterhouse
  • Home Is in Your Head [Rykodisc] (1991) – His Name Is Alive
  • Singles Box 1 (1991) – Depeche Mode
  • familiar! (1991) – Invisible Limits
  • Resurrection (1992) – Play Dead
  • Storybook (1992) – The Beautiful
  • Blind (1992) – Sex Gang Children
  • Blow (1992) – Swallow
  • Ungod (1993) – Stabbing Westward
  • Mid-Eighties (1993) – Robert Wyatt
  • Tribute to Metallica [Bonus Tracks] (1993) – Die Krupps
  • First Flower (1993) – Play Dead
  • Cyber Core Compilation (1994) – Various Artists
  • Heartburst (1995) – Breathless
  • Sharks Patrol These Waters (1995) – Various Artists
  • Metalmorphosis of Die Krupps: 81–92 (1996) – Die Krupps
  • Sweet F.A. (1996) – Love and Rockets
  • Supersexy Swingin' Sounds (1996) – White Zombie
  • Plasticized (1997) – Pink Noise Test
  • Before X (1997) – Various Artists
  • Wither Blister Burn & Peel (1996) – Stabbing Westward
  • Gravity Kills (1996) – Gravity Kills
  • Children of God/World of Skin (1997) – Swans
  • Manipulated (1997) – Gravity Kills
  • Tiny Warnings (1997) – Radio Iodine
  • Telepathic Last Words (1998) – Course of Empire
  • Messiah Meets Progenitor (1998) – Messiah
  • Singles 81>85 (1998) – Depeche Mode
  • Words Become Worms (1998) – Love in Reverse
  • Messiah Meets Progenitor (1998) – Messiah
  • Singles 81>85 [Australia] (1998) – Depeche Mode
  • Singles Box, Vol. 3 [Import CD][Limited Edition] (1998) – Depeche Mode
  • Whilst Climbing Thieves Vie for Attention (1998) – P'O
  • Anakin (1998) – Various Artists
  • ...smile's ok (1998) – The Hope Blister
  • Speak & Spell [Bonus Tracks] (1998) – Depeche Mode
  • Singles Box, Vol. 2 [Import CD][Limited Edition] (1998) – Depeche Mode
  • Postpunk Chronicles: Left of the Dial (1999) – Various Artists
  • Underarms (1999) – The Hope Blister
  • Best of Yazoo (1999) – Yazoo
  • Dawnrazor [Bonus Track] (1999) – Fields of the Nephilim
  • Postpunk Chronicles: Left of the Dial (1999) – Various Artists
  • 1980's New Wave (1999) – Various Artists
  • From the Cradle to Enslave (1999) – Cradle of Filth
  • Acoustek (2000) – Instrumental
  • Dr. Wu 2000 (2000) – Various Artists
  • Corrode (2000) – Groundswell UK
  • Yclept (2000) – Dome
  • Midian (2000) – Cradle of Filth
  • Razorblade Romance (2000) – HIM
  • Complete Sex Gang Children (2000) – Sex Gang Children
  • Rough Trade Shops: 25 Years (2001) – Various Artists
  • Driving A Million (2001) – Gwenmars
  • Fall: The Complete Singles (2001) – Sex Gang Children
  • Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights [Bonus Tracks] (2001) – HIM
  • Raging Speedhorn [UK Bonus Tracks] (2001) – Raging Speedhorn
  • Believe in Nothing (2001) – Paradise Lost
  • Everything Is Beautiful: 1983–1995 (2001) – The Wolfgang Press
  • Modern Sound Files (2001) – Various Artists
  • Best of Fad Gadget (2001) – Fad Gadget
  • Ciao! 1989–1996 (2001) – Lush
  • The Single Collection (2002) – HIM
  • Lovecraft & Witch Hearts (2002) – Cradle of Filth
  • Never Enough: Best Of (Remastered) (2002) – Jesus Jones
  • Doubt [2002 Reissue] (2002) – Jesus Jones
  • Spring Hill Fair [Expanded] (2002) – The Go-Betweens
  • Love & Rockets / Swing Ep (Remastered) (Dlx Ed) (2002) – Love and Rockets
  • Spring Hill Fair (2002) – The Go-Betweens
  • Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights (2002) – HIM
  • Sorted!: The Best of Love and Rockets (2003) – Love and Rockets
  • Cradle of Fear / Various (2003) – Various Artists
  • Head Over Heels (2003) – Cocteau Twins
  • Essential Stabbing Westward (2003) – Stabbing Westward
  • Stars And Topsoil: A Collection 1982–1990 (Remastered) (2003) – Cocteau Twins
  • Feedback to the Future (2003) – Various Artists
  • This Is Electroclash / Various (2003) – Various Artists
  • Glass Bead Game (Eng) (2003) – Breathless
  • Mzui (2003) – Gilbert/Lewis/Mills
  • Head Over Heels (Remastered) (2003) – Cocteau Twins
  • And Love Said No: The Greatest Hits 1997-2004 (2004) – HIM
  • Singles Box 4 (2004) – Depeche Mode
  • MTV2 Headbangers Ball, Vol. 2 (2004) – Various Artists
  • Terra Incognita (2004) – NON
  • Singles Box 3 (2004) – Depeche Mode
  • Louder Than the Crowd (2004) – Various Artists
  • Remixes 81-04 (2004) – Depeche Mode
  • Remixes 81-04 (2005) – Depeche Mode
  • Hurry Home Early: The Songs of Warren Zevon (2005) – Various Artists
  • Conspiritus (2005) – Ewigkeit
  • Underarms & Sideways (2005) – The Hope Blister
  • Mystery of Faith (2005) – Jarboe
  • The Fool (2005) – Esoterica
  • Neuromance (2005) – Dope Stars Inc.
  • These Things Can't Hurt You Now So Throw Them in the Fire (2005) Colt
  • Cradle of Filth Box Set (2006) – Cradle of Filth
  • Lullabies to Violaine (2006) – Cocteau Twins
  • Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box / Various (2006) – Various Artists
  • Filthy Notes For Frozen Hearts (Bonus Tracks) (2006) – Lacrimas Profundere
  • Lullabies To Violaine: Singles & Extended Plays 1 (2006) – Cocteau Twins
  • Filthy Notes for Frozen Hearts (2006) – Lacrimas Profundere
  • Uneasy Listening Vol. 1 (2006) – HIM
  • Body of Work 1984–1997 [UK] (2006) – Nitzer Ebb
  • Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 [CD/DVD] (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • Lonely at the Top + Extras (2006) – Hermine
  • Spring Hill Fair [Bonus CD] (2006) – The Go-Betweens
  • Speak & Spell [Bonus Track] (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • 80's Dance Gold / Various (Rmst) (2006) – Various Artists
  • Broken Frame (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • Best of De/Vision (2006) – De/Vision
  • Body of Work 1984–1997 (Bonus Cd) (Rmxs) (2006) – Nitzer Ebb
  • Speak & Spell [Rhino US CD/DVD] (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • Best of Depeche Mode, Vol. 1 [CD/DVD] (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • Best Of (2006) – Depeche Mode
  • Tears, Love, Religion (2006) – Sundealers
  • Stain (2006) – Everything on Black
  • Espionage (2006) – The School
  • Press Fire To Continue (2006) – LICKY
  • Metodos Del Caso (2006) – Rabia Sorda
  • Rock & Science (2006) – Ranheim
  • From Brussels With Love / Various (Rmst) (2007) – Various Artists
  • Construction Time Again (W/DVD) (Rmst) (Dig) (2007) – Depeche Mode
  • Unison (2007) – Angels & Agony
  • Cold (2007) – Alucard
  • Three Cheers for the Newlydeads (2007) – Ashbury Heights
  • End of an Error (2007) – DeathBoy
  • The Sound of Crash (2007) – Din{A}Tod
  • Songs for the last view (2008) – Lacrimas Profundere
  • Morningstar in a Black Car (2008) – Ashbury Heights
  • Dark Romantism (2009) – Alucard
  • Noise Diary (2009) – Rabia Sorda
  • Social Experiment (2011) – Ronni Le Tekrø and Augustin Granados
  • Wars of the Roses (2011) – Ulver
  • Noise in My Head (2011) – Dark Drive Clinic
  • Escape (2011) – Orient Xpress
  • Weakness of the Beautiful Souls (2012) – Polaroid Kiss
  • The Veritable Path (2012) – Project Paperclip
  • Vaudeville (2012) – Bruno Ferrari (Czech new wave project)
  • Antidotum (2013) – Vanessa (Czech EBM/Industrial band)
  • New Frontiers (2014) – The Foreign Resort

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ DeathWish (19 May 2008). "Interview with Dope Stars Inc.". Vampire Freaks. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  2. ^ side-line.com (20 July 2010). "John Fryer launches new project DarkDriveClinic". Side-Line. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 

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