to the dark
music of Chris Wirsig - composer, songwriter and producer;
for his Electro Noire band no:carrier, the electronica/ambient project
Virtual Conformity, and several soundtrack works.
by no:carrier & Scilla at Counter Communications November 1, 2017 Co-written
by Chris and Scilla Hess, produced by Chris and released under their
artist names no:carrier & Scilla, "Chasing Tears" features six Trip
Hop style songs in the vein of
Portishead, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, but with a modern flavor -
dark, somber, emotive. From the upcoming lead single "Tomorrow's
Sorrow," dealing with deep fears of regret and failure, to stories of
breakups, emancipation and somber emotions. Commercial release to follow in 2018!
“Okkultika” at Counter Communications October 4, 2017 Macabre
at its best: From a “Witch Dance” and the satanic “The Devil’s Mark” to
the nightly terror of a “Sukkubus”, these 16 electronic/orchestral cues
are the perfect soundtrack for every nightmare.
50 years Tangerine Dream - 5 albums you should listen to September 29,
I never tire to mention, I’m a big fan of the German electronic band
Tangerine Dream and am heavily influenced by their work. Founded 50
years ago today and having released far over 100 albums, soundtracks
and compilations, it’s hard to choose only a few favorites. And
although I’m doomed to fail, I’ll try anyway and present five Tangerine
Dreams albums you should listen to... Continue reading
Interview at ReviewFix.com August 16, 2017 I've recently been interviewd by ReviewFix.com, talking about the music library, upcoming releases and dark music in general.
at Counter Communications August 3, 2017 Orchestra
and electronics - from creepy to epic and big dramatic builds. "Hybrid
Tension" offers cues for trailers and drama, mixing orchestral pieces
with harsh synthetic sounds.
at Counter Communications July 6, 2017 The
dark and tense side of Electro and Synthpop. "Synthetic Tension" brings
you eerie, quirky and fright-infused instrumental songs and cues, from
Science-Fiction to Action to Horror. Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
5 Reasons why I seldom listen to radio June 22,
Ga Ga… Radio can be very cool to listen to, but on the other hand I
never liked it as much as listening to full albums or concerts. And
there are a few reasons for that. So here’s my little rant about
commercial radio… Continue reading
Moon Rising" - new video and single from no:carrier June 9, 2017 Ominous.
Eerie. Shadowy. With a vibey take on the Creedence Clearwater Revival
hit “Bad Moon Rising,” no:carrier makes its new single and accompanying
video disquieting and unforgettable.
at Counter Communications June 7, 2017 Metallic,
droning, creepy, noisy. Edgy electronic cues in the tradition of the
most respected Industrial and Noise artists - think Throbbing Gristle,
Merzbow, Cabaret Voltaire... All in easy-to-use, building cues, and
always with unusual sound design and modern elements. Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
5 Quick Mixing Tips – Frequencies, Panorama and Air May 25,
music is quite often a thing of personal taste – while some like to
have crispy highs (and loud HiHats and Cymbals), others prefer a more
bassy sound. But why is it still a bit muddy or muffled (or too tinny)?
Here are five quick tips that can help your mix… Continue reading
at Counter Communications May 3, 2017 "Abstract
Piano" features 13 piano cues between avantgarde, drama, tension and
horror. Enriched with cello and viola, plus subtle synths in some
cases, these cues go for dramatic romance as well as foreboding fear. Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
5 effect plugins I can't live without (and why) April 11,
has his favorite instruments, plugins and production tools, that can
range from pretty basic stuff to weird things that just make the
difference. So Chris wrote about five of the effect plugins that he
uses all the time (not totally weird ones) and basically can’t live
without… Continue reading
at Counter Communications March 29,
emotive, edgy electronic cues, that's what Elekktro Creep will bring to
your projects. Hunters stalking their victims, creatures creeping
through dark alleys, and dramatic outbreaks in dark laboratories (just
a few hints on the scenes these cues would work perfectly). All cues
available in several mix-outs and readily licensable. Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
5 songs everyone recognizes but don't know the artist March 14,
2017 Don’t you hate that: You know the song you’re just hearing
but can’t remember the title or who the artist is. Well, you’re not
alone – and there’s a big amount of songs that most people recognize,
but don’t know the title, let alone the artist’s name. “Popcorn”
probably is the perfect example: Everyone knows the bouncy melody, but
who can honestly say, who recorded it? Some might know the version by
Hot Butter – but that’s not the original… Continue reading
Wirsig's music in "Mariah's World" January 10,
successful reality tv series "Mariah's World" featured music Chris
Wirsig produced especially for the project. The show originally aired
on E! starting December 4, 2016, with broadcasts worldwide to follow.
theme for "Nadya's Identity Files" produced by Chris Wirsig November
Identity Files," a talkshow about identity in all forms, hosted by
Nadya Rousseau, now has a new title theme. The electronic instrumental,
written and produced by Chris Wirsig, perfectly captures the shows
topic, playing with different sounds. "Nadya's Identity Files" can be
seen live on WCOBM every Tuesday at 11am, or watched
later on demand.
"Broken Rainbow - Ballads for an Apocalyptic World" November
11, 2016 The cover shows the end-time
vision with a sightless, dressed-up girl holding a dark crow amidst a
barren landscape, oblivious of the destruction around her. Only a
little glimpse of hope can be seen in the form of an, albeit fading,
rainbow. The songs on "Broken Rainbow" range from the topic of
depression and addiction ("Your Heroin") to the important role alleged
villains often play in fostering what is good ("Holy Judas"), and the
depths of human behavior ("Little Death", "The Day I Met You",
“Broken Rainbow” will be available
digitally and on limited edition CD
from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other
for Kaspersky Lab's "Digital Companions" corporate video September
from the Counter Communications library builds tension in "Digital
Companions: How smartphones have become our friends", a corporate video
by leading security software company Kaspersky Lab.
Of The West Coast
- Dark Cover Versions”
at Counter Communications September
1, 2016 The songs on no:carrier's "Ghosts Of The West Coast" cover
well-known hits in their unique, dark Electro Pop style. From Don
Henley's "The Boys Of Summer", Belinda Carlisle's "California", Tony
Carey's "Room With A View" and CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" to the Irish
traditional "She Moved Through The Fair". Haunting, creepy and
All songs are available in several mix-outs (instrumental, no drums,
drums only...) Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
in "My Fighting Season" August 16,
documentary series "My Fighting Season," first aired on the Audience
Network, follows American soldiers in Afghanistan, with real footage
captured from on the ground cameras. Songs from our album "The 13
Crystal Skulls" have been featured in three episodes.
- orchestral/electronic cues
at Counter Communications August 1,
suspense, adventure, crime...
Orchestral, electronic and hybrid cues that underline the drama.
The new album in our library delivers exactly that. Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
Things In The Night - Vol. 1”
- Creepy electronic/acoustic cues
at Counter Communications August 1,
2016 Tension and suspense, things creeping around, otherworldly
beings and much more...
That's the stuff of the tension cues found on our library album
"Strange Things In The Night - Vol. 1": Electronic, acoustic and
orchestral cues for horror, science fiction, crime, suspense, drama... Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.
From... - Electronic Instrumentals”
at Counter Communications July 29,
2016 The new
addition to our music library features electronic instrumental songs in
the vein of Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Of course
infused with tension, darkness and suspense, hits and stings, and
captivating original sounds and instruments.
Written and produced by Chris Wirsig, all songs are also available in
several mix-outs, from no drums versions to no melody versions.
music now also available from DA Music Management August 10,
of Chris' music is now also available from the DA Music Management library,
a cutting-edge artist development/business operations boutique firm
offering tracks for placement in all aspects of media. Chris is also
one of DA Music's house composers available for commissioned work. You
can find DA Music's library at damusic.sourceaudio.com.
13 Crystal Skulls” released to rave reviews May 13, 2016 Today the
new dark ambient instrumental album by Chris Wirsig & no:carrier
was officially released after already garnering lots of great reviews
from the likes of Huffington Post, Brutal Resonance, Daily News
Service, ShockYa and others. The music
reflects the lore of adventure, mystery and occult topics surrounding
the supposedly Mesoamerican artifacts, the Crystal Skulls, with
Wirsig’s unique blend of acoustic and electronic elements.
Full streaming of the album and more information at crystalskulls.chriswirsig.com
Available digitally and on CD at iTunes, Amazon,
Bandcamp and select record stores.