Matches” running at several film festivals February
21, 2016 We're happy
to announce that the short movie "20 Matches", scored by
Chris, is now running in the first film festivals, with more already
confirmed that cannot be announced yet.
The current festival line-up is: Ashland Independent Film Festival in
Oregon, Pheonix Film Festival in Arizona and Victoria TX Indie Film
Fest in Texas.
Wirsig releases soundtrack EP for mystery short film “20 Matches” January 22,
motion picture soundtrack for the mysterious, creepy short film "20
Matches" by writer/director Mark Tapio Kines, about a serial killer in
Vienna, is released today. The music by Chris Wirsig underlines the
gloomy, confined atmosphere with a small chamber string ensemble and
electronics that blend to form a hybrid score, reminiscent of John
Carpenter’s work, but still firmly rooted in today’s sounds.
Tapio Kines about the music: “I chose Chris for this project because I
was interested in working with a composer who had a background in
electronic music. I wanted a score that could feel both menacing and
modern, with a dense texture and a sort of rhythm to it, while being
sparse and claustrophobic at the same time. That's a lot of different
ideas to ask for from one composer, especially for a short film, but
Chris and I got on the same page pretty fast, and my notes got fewer
and fewer. By the time he sent me the music for the end credits, I had
no notes at all. It was perfect. It was all perfect.”
Having recently relocated from San Francisco to Los Angeles,
composer/producer Chris Wirsig, creative head of the Electropop band
no:carrier and the Electronica/Ambient project Virtual Conformity, is
lending his unique dark hybrid style for scoring TV and movie projects,
with 20 Matches being the first movie score.
The soundtrack EP is available digitally and on limited edition CD from
iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores.
releases from Chris Wirsig and no:carrier December
10, 2015 Several
new releases are scheduled from Chris Wirsig and the electropop band
no:carrier for the next year already. First up will be the "20 Matches
Soundtrack" in January, including an alternative version of the score
produced exclusively for the soundtrack release. Spring will see a full
instrumental album, "The 13 Crystal Skulls", and later no:carrier will
release new material as well. So no rest
over the holidays as there's a lot cooking right now :-).
for mystery short movie "20 Matches" September
15, 2015 Chris
Wirsig has produced the full score for the
creepy mystery short movie "20 Matches" by writer/director Mark Tapio
Kines and Cassavafilms. The movie was shot only with the light of a lit
match while the protagonist tells the story of a serial killer in
Vienna. The score prominently features a string ensemble, piano and
electronic elements. The movie will be screened at several film
You can already watch the trailer here.
“Ghosts Of The West Coast” out now May 29, 2015 The songs
on “Ghosts Of The West Coast” show the American Dream gone wrong with a
stalking ex-boyfriend looking for his lost love at the end of the
summer (Don Henley’s “The Boys Of Summer”), the perils of fame and
showbiz (Belinda Carlisle’s “California”), lost dreams and fortunes
leading to homelessness (Tony Carey’s “Room With A View”), and again,
lost love (Irish traditional “She Moved Through The Fair”).
Apart from no:carrier’s Cynthia Wechselberger, who sings the somber
„She Moved Through The Fair“, the singers are: Melissa Harding
(„California“), who already worked with artists like Mötley Crüe,
Sixx.A.M. and 30 Seconds To Mars, Kalib DuArte („The Boys Of Summer“),
who is best known as the lead singer of Audio Terrorist, and Lauralee
Brown (“Room With A View”), a well-known singer/songwriter in the San
Francisco Bay Area.
“Ghosts Of The West Coast” set for release May 29 April 25,
upcoming cover songs EP from Electro Noire Pop band no:carrier is set
for worldwide release on May 29, 2015. The EP will be available
digitally on all platforms as well as special CD edition from the bands
Bandcamp shop. The EP will feature four unlikely
cover versions in no:carriers unique dark electronic style, as well as
four different singers: Apart from no:carrier’s Cynthia Wechselberger
the EP features Kalib DuArte, Melissa Harding and Lauralee Brown.
The songs are: “The Boys Of Summer” (Don Henley), “California” (Belinda
Carlisle), “Room With A View” (Tony Carey) and “She Moved Through The
Fair” (Irish Traditional).
to release cover song EP January 25,
Noire Pop band no:carrier will release a free four track cover song EP,
“Ghosts Of The West Coast” in spring. The EP will be available for free
digitally and as special CD edition. The band is also working on a new
album to be released later in 2015.
“Sound Showcase #2″ September
2014 After a
full year with new productions, some great references like the
soundtrack for the acclaimed iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ and the release
of no:carrier’s successful album “Wisdom & Failure” we finally
compiled a new Sound Showcase for you. Listen to the latest songs, soundtracks and cues here.
A CD edition will be available in two weeks.
videos from no:carrier at the Viper Room: Let Me Walk Alone and The
Robots (Kraftwerk) August 4,
2014 On their
tour of California and Nevada no:carrier also played at the legendary
Viper Room in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. Now there are two live videos
from that show: On is the original “Let Me Walk Alone” from their album
“Wisdom & Failure”, the other one a cover version of Kraftwerk’s
“The Robots” sung in German and English. Check them out:
Tribe 2 Soundtrack” now available June 9,
2014 Finally the three songs from the acclaimed
iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ are now available for download at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp,
CDBaby and other retailers. In the game a universe
sandbox meets real-time strategy and a pinch of tower defense and
Master of Orion. Depicted in the haunting Title Theme and the two
in-game songs for the outer galaxy where danger lurks and the home
galaxy with a more soothing, relaxing song.
live shows in California & Nevada, April/May April 12,
2014 With the new album “Wisdom & Failure”
coming out soon, no:carrier will hit US roads for the first time to
play five shows in California and Nevada. Here are the dates, most of
them are with free admission :-)
• April 21st, 7:00 pm – SAN RAFAEL, CA – Blue Moon Comics, 1560 4th St.
– free admission
• April 29th, 9:30 pm – LOS ANGELES/WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – The Viper
Room, 8852 West Sunset Blvd.
Album Release Party with special guest: cover designer Cassidy
• May 2nd, 9:00 pm – LAS VEGAS, NV – First Friday, Hub Stage, Casino
Center Blvd. – free admission
• May 4th, 6:00 pm – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – BrainWash, 1122 Folsom St. –
• May 5th, 7:00 pm – SAUSALITO, CA – Seahorse, 305 Harbor Dr. – free
Special guest: Lauralee Brown
“Wisdom & Failure” already available for pre-order including 4
immediately downloadable songs March 26,
upcoming album “Wisdom & Failure” – release date April 29th (May
2nd for Germany) – is now available as a digital pre-order on the
band’s Bandcamp page. If you pre-order it you can already download four
songs from the album, including a new one, “Let Me Walk Alone”. “We’re
really excited to get the new songs out, as they’re really special to
us, and we hope you’ll like them,” says the band. Listen and get the album here!
without regret: no:carrier release “Confession EP” – on iTunes, Amazon… February
on February 24th, 2014, the “Confession EP” brings three new songs that
show the bands’ variety. The title song “Confession“ deals with a
confession without regret or remorse: „I know what I have done wrong,
but can’t regret it or beg for forgiveness,” says Chris Wirsig while
singer Cynthia Wechselberger adds: “You confess your faults and then
leave – as you know that you can’t stay after this confession.”
Stylistically “Confession” dwells in the field of Synthpop/Electropop,
the second new song “Hero To A Fool” surprises with acoustic elements –
from tuba to clarinette – but still is electronic. “The lyrics are
socio-critical. Sadly we are really living in a time where the dumbest
man can look like a hero to a fool, as it is said in the song,” says
Chris. “A Bright Room” is the most experimental song of the three new
works. Feverish surrealistic lyrics just like from a dream (or
nightmare), angelic choirs, deep bass. A perfect soundtrack for the
next dark mystery thriller…
Nine Days’ Queen” – tragic lifestory in a captivating song December 9,
on a Sunday, destined to fall prey.” This line summarizes the life and
destiny of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for just nine days. She’s
the subject of our new single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that is available
digitally now – released (of course) on Sunday, December 8 – at iTunes,
Amazon, Bandcamp and others.
A tragic life story woven into a captivating song: “The Nine Days’
Queen” tells the story of Lady Jane Grey who was born into tumultuous,
dark times, became the Queen of England for nine days before being
dethroned by the real successor of King Edward VI. After several legal
struggles Lady Jane Grey was beheaded on February 12, 1554. Musically
no:carrier’s trademark dark Electro Noire Pop (already compared to the
likes of Kirlian Camera, Dead Can Dance, and as „Portishead meets
Depeche Mode“) mingles with medieval instruments and a small orchestra
to form a captivating blend of electronic sounds, beats and
instruments, with Cynthia’s great voice above all.
release schedule – leading up to new album “Wisdom & Failure” November
completely re-mixing the new songs the release schedule for new music
from no:carrier is finalized. The band will release a digital only
single and an EP leading up to the new album “Wisdom & Failure”
that will be released in May 2014. “It’s a tight schedule, but we’re
happy to finally get the new songs out to our fans and see how they
will like what we did this time”, says Chris Wirsig, main songwriter
and producer of the Electropop duo.
The planned releases are as follows:
“The Nine Days’ Queen” – December 8, 2013 – single release on iTunes,
Amazon, Bandcamp and others
“Confession” – February 2014 – ep release as CD and on iTunes, Amazon,
Bandcamp and others
“Wisdom & Failure” – May 2014 – album release as CD and on iTunes,
Amazon, Bandcamp and others
The album will be released as a CD in North America and Europe
inlcuding marketing and PR campaigns, and the band will support the
release with several live dates.
to release a song about Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days’ Queen August 12,
currently working on the final version of the upcoming no:carrier
single “The Nine Days’ Queen” that deals with the tragic life of Lady
Jane Grey, who reigned England for nine days. The music combines
medieval and acoustic instruments and sounds with harsher electronics
and synthesizers. And of course features Cynthia Wechselberger’s
Wirsig to produce music and sound fx for upcoming iPad game “Alien
Tribe 2″ August 3,
Wirsig is producing music and sound fx for the upcoming iPad game
“Alien Tribe 2″, that already garnered great reviews for its free trial
predecessor “Alien Tribe”. The music will feature a mix of electronic
“space” soundscapes and orchestral textures. More information to come
new single “Last Scene” out today June 5,
the 5 track single “Last Scene” by no:carrier is released. Quote the
press release: “The background stays dubious and no one knows exactly
what the protagonists have lived through. „Last Scene“ commemorates
past things that may better not have happened, but might have lead to
success. Anyway they can’t be changed, so all that is left is the
embittered-melancholic retrospect. Imbedded in electronic-swing beats,
carried by Cynthia’s voice – contemplative, angry, dunning.”
The single is available as 5 track download or limited CD at Bandcamp.
The Radio Mix of “Last Scene” is also available at iTunes, Amazon, and
production for “Last Scene” music video April 9,
post production for no:carrier’s upcoming music video “Last Scene” is
nearly finished. The video will be released together with the new
single of the same name, predecessor to the forthcoming album “Wisdom
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