Notes From the Underground

Black Needle Noise: Messages By Dreams feat. Attasalina — Echosynthetic

Our weekly Black Needle Noise adventures continue this week as we dive deeper and deeper into John Fryer’s BNN project. Messages By Dreams featuring amazing vocal work by Attasalina. If there’s anything that I’ve learned from my weekly Black Needle Noise work it’s this…I never know what to expect (which is very exciting, especially for someone who writes about music every single day) and I always leave impressed. He’s yet to let me down, nor have his many collaborators.

Messages By Dreams begins with the immediately arresting vocals of Attasalina, which are both velvety smooth and commanding. In short, she grabs your attention and doesn’t let go. Once Fryer’s score begins it gives these already impressive vocals a larger than life feel, further testament to his ability to take advantage of the talents of those he works with. The use of electrical current over the verse gave me chills! I love how distinctly different the verse and chorus are. The tone of the music gives the verse a feel of lost wandering, potentially dangerous in fact. Once you hit the chorus you’ve reached the peak of the hill you were climbing, the sun hits your face, and you know everything is going to be alright.

The ebb and flow of this track make Messages By Dreams an instant favorite. Fryer’s musical score feels like a musical representation of the lyrics, which compliments Attasalina’s vocal work in ways that most producers miss. You can snag this track right now over at the Black Needle Noise Bandcamp, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to follow the project on Facebook!

(original post on Echosynthetic)

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