Black Needle Noise is the latest project from producer and musician John Fryer, who has previous production credits with the likes of Depeche Mode, Dead Can Dance, Cocteau Twins, Nine Inch Nails, Love and Rockets and HIM.
His most recent release ‘SyStem Bi’ is a collaboration with Senegalese vocalist FAKEBA, and it brims with atmospheric, sharply-produced electronics, and powerful vocals which make the hairs on the back of listener’s necks rise up in awe.
Dakar-based FAKEBA sings in her native Wolof language, creating a fusion between genres and continents, “merging tradition with futurism”. This single is accompanied by a video by Gina Czarnecki, derived from her film Spintex, which encapsulates the multiple, interconnected daily rhythms of physicality and mortality.
‘System Bi’ is available to download from Bandcamp now.