John Fryer (producer)

John Fryer
Born 1958
Years active 1980s – present
Associated acts This Mortal Coil, The Hope Blister, Love and Rockets, Fritz Fryer, DarkDriveClinic

John Fryer (born 1958) 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.


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.




As Producer



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

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