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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.

Check out the interview here...






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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New Library Album:
“Killing Noize
by Chris Wirsig
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.

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Blog: 5 Quick Mixing Tips – Frequencies, Panorama and Air
May 25, 2017
Mixing 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




New Library Album:
“Abstract Piano
by Chris Wirsig
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.

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New Blog Article:
5 effect plugins I can't live without (and why)

April 11, 2017
Everyone 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




New Library Album:
“Elekktro Creep
by Chris Wirsig
March 29, 2017
Creepy, 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.

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New Blog Article:
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



News:
Chris Wirsig's music in "Mariah's World"

January 10, 2017
The 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.





News:
Title theme for "Nadya's Identity Files" produced by Chris Wirsig

November 24, 2016
"Nadya's 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.



New Release & Library Album:
no:carrier's "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", "Alibis").

“Broken Rainbow” will be available digitally and on limited edition CD from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores.

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latest library albums

Okkultika
creepy | electronic | haunting
nightmarish tension cues
listen & license

Electronica - Vol. 1
electronic | abstract | ambient
style of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London
listen & license


Hybrid Tension
epic | trailer | action
orchestral/electronic cues
listen & license

Synthetic Tension
eerie | creepy | quriky
dark electro & synthpop
listen & license


Killing Noize
droning | creepy | noisy
industrial & electro noise cues
listen & license


Abstract Piano
avantgarde | drama | tension
unusual piano cues
listen & license



Elekktro Creep
creepy | emotive | edgy
harsh electronic cues
listen & license



Rising Tension
suspense | crime | adventure
orchestral & electronic cues
listen & license


Broken Rainbow
barren | hopeless | depression
songs | electropop | synthpop
listen & license



Ghosts / West Coast
lost loves | lost dreams
dark cover songs
electropop | alternative pop
listen & license


latest video


latest releases

no:carrier
Bad Moon Rising

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

   


Chris Wirsig
Signals From...

electronic | instrumental

   

no:carrier
Broken Rainbow

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

   

Chris Wirsig/no:carrier
The 13 Crystal Skulls

dark ambient
   


Chris Wirsig
20 Matches OST
original score
   

no:carrier
Ghosts / West Coast

dark cover songs
electropop | alternative pop

   




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