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Welcome to Counter Communications, where you find melancholy, creepy, edgy music - regardless of genre. Our composers and musicians are alchemists of angst, experts of edgy,  masters of melancholy, creators of creep. From cues, and instrumentals to songs, score and dark cover versions.

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New Library Album: "Sensing Danger"
June 6, 2018
High tension, anticipation and suspense - hybrid electronic/orchestral cues that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Perfect for action, crime, documentaries and reality shows.

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New Library Album: "Twiddle Lee Dee" by Liza Marie Sparks
June 6, 2018
A dark and shady character, brooding synths and the haunting vocals of Liza Marie Sparks: "Here come the judgement of a broken man, who ties the noose before the lawman can."
Twiddle Lee Dee's swagger groove, dark and emotive vocals, and eerie sounds make it a perfect track for trailers and movies...

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New Library Album: "Pulsing Tension"

May 9, 2018
Pulsing and droning tension cues - electronic/orchestral sounds that keep the anticipation and suspense going.

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New Library Album: "Urban Creep" by Liza Marie Sparks
May 9, 2018
Hip Hop and Urban influenced tension cues - from agitated anticipation to eerie spectres.

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Blog: Moving halfway around the world to make music
April 17, 2018
Six years ago, on this day in April, we arrived in the United States with some suitcases, and with traveler checks to pay for our temporary apartment. It’s always a bittersweet experience to relocate to another part of the world, leaving family and friends, but it also gave me a new freedom. Being a freelancer again, I could finally focus on my music, develop my skills, and start to build a local network in the entertainment industry. And as I usually think more in musical terms, and rather remember what music was playing at what time in my life, here are my personal musical highlights from these past six years – the very personal part of the soundtrack of my life, it seems...
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New Library Album: "Brooding Synth Pop"
by Chris Wirsig
March 7, 2018
Rushing, edgy, brooding - dark Synthpop and EDM tracks, perfect for chase scenes, scientific underscore, and nervous breakdowns.

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Blog: My "Sad California" playlist - Part 2
 
March 12, 2018
California, the Golden State. Los Angeles, the city of dreams, where stars are made and fall again. A fascinating town – glamorous and seedy, full of aspiring entertainers, dazzling wannabes, and failed characters. And there are a lot of songs perfectly capturing this ambiguous nature. So, here’s the second part of the Sad California playlist...
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New Library Album: "Rising Tension 2"
by Chris Wirsig
March 7, 2018
Big orchestral cues for trailers, action, drama. Acoustic and hybrid tracks - heroic, triuimphant and dramatic. Plus some score cues, building from ominous scenes into big finales.

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New Library Album: "Electronica - Volume 2"
by Virtual Conformity
February 7, 2018
Electronic cues from acclaimed electronica project Virtual Conformity, in the vein of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London, Sven Vath - from experimental to ambient, always with a dark and brooding twist.

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Blog: My "Sad California" playlist - Part 1
January 18, 2018
When we decided to move from Germany to California, of course I immedately started to compile a “mix tape” for the occasion. And me being me, it of course tended to be more on the dark, sad, melancholy side...
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New Library Album: “Dark Ambient Drones
by Chris Wirsig
January 10, 2017
Dark and somber score pieces - droning, foreboding, harsh. These drones range from minimal piano to processed drums and harsh synths. Always emoting the darkest and most melancholy feelings, in the vein of scores by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, Mac Quayle and others.

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New Library Album:
“Lovesong (The Cure cover)
by no:carrier, Mills, Nadia S.
December 6, 2017
Mills, Nadia S., and Chris Wirsig of no:carrier bonded over a fondness for dark, dramatic styles of music, and teamed up for a special cover song: The Cure’s goth rock classic, “Lovesong,” gets reimagined in an epic, trailerized orchestral/electronic style – haunting, emotive, breathtaking. Capturing the melancholy of the original, it immerses the listener and builds to an epic, darkly beautiful finale.

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New Library Album:
“Starshot
- Electronic Instrumentals” by Chris Wirsig
December 6, 2017
For "Starshot," Chris Wirsig drew from the legacy of the Berlin School style and its artists who influenced him, from Tangerine Dream to Klaus Schulze. The album, dedicated to the late Edgar Froese, features music in the style of these artists - emotive and immersive. Also think current synth scores like in "Stranger Things" and other shows.

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New Library Album: “Chasing Tears by no:carrier & Scilla
November 1, 2017
Acclaimed electro pop artist no:carrier teamed up with outstanding vocalist Scilla to write six Trip Hop style songs. The songs are 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.

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New Library Album: “Okkultika by Chris Wirsig
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.

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Blog: 50 years Tangerine Dream - 5 albums you should listen to
September 29, 2017
As 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...
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New Library Album: “Electronica - Volume 1 by Virtual Conformity
September 13, 2017
Electronic cues from acclaimed electronica project Virtual Conformity, in the vein of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London, Sven Vath - from experimental to ambient, always with a dark and brooding twist.

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Interview with Chris Wirsig at ReviewFix.com
August 16, 2017
In a new interview at ReviewFix.com, Chris is talking about the music library, upcoming releases and dark music.

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New Library Album: “Hybrid Tension by Chris Wirsig
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.

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New Library Album: “Synthetic Tension by Chris Wirsig
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.

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Blog: 5 Reasons why I seldom listen to radio
June 22, 2017
Radio 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



"Bad 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.

Watch the video here...

“Bad Moon Rising” is available at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores.

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latest library albums

Pulsing Tension
electronic | tense | pulsing
electronic/orchestral cues for anticipation and suspense
 listen & license


Urban Creep
tense | urban | anticipation
hip hop & urban influenced
tension cues
 listen & license


Brooding Synth Pop
electronic | tense | edgy
dark synth pop and edm for intense and nervous scenes
 listen & license


Rising Tension 2
orchestral | heroic | epic
big orchestral cues for trailers, action, drama
 listen & license


Electronica - Vol. 2
electronic | abstract | ambient
style of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London
 listen & license


Dark Ambient Drones
droning | foreboding | harsh
minimal piano to processed drums & harsh synths in the vein of Trent Reznor, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy
listen & license


Starshot - Electronic Instrumentals
emotive | building | epic
classic electronic music, style of Tangerine Dream, Stranger Things...
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Lovesong
epic | orchestral | tense
haunting, big building cover version of the goth rock classic
listen & license


Chasing Tears
trip hop | electronic jazz | dark
songs in the style of Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba
listen & license


Okkultika
creepy | electronic | haunting
nightmarish electronic/orchestral tension and horror cues
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latest releases

no:carrier & Scilla
Chasing Tears
trip hop | electro jazz
     


Chris Wirsig
Starshot

electronic | instrumental
     


no:carrier, Mills, Nadia S
Lovesong

epic | orchestral | Cure cover
     


no:carrier
Bad Moon Rising

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

     

Chris Wirsig
Signals From...

electronic | instrumental

     


no:carrier
Broken Rainbow

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

     



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