Music 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.
“Ghosts Of The West Coast
- Dark Cover Versions”
by no:carrier 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.
Music 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 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.
“Strange Things In The Night - Vol. 1”
- Creepy electronic/acoustic cues 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.
“Signals From... - Electronic Instrumentals” 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.
A case for presets - and creativity June 28,
2016 If you’re
discussing music and sound design – especially with a group of
synthesizer fans (or should I say “synth nuts”) – you often hear a
strong sentiment against the usage of presets. They say to avoid them
like the plague. But are presets really all-out evil?… Continue reading
Make room for your singer in the mix June 10,
2016 So you’ve
recorded great vocal takes, edited them and now you’re mixing your
song, but the vocals won’t shine out as much as you’d like them to. No
problem, but it’s not just about frequencies… Continue reading
Release & Library Album:
13 Crystal Skulls”
dark ambient instrumentals May 13, 2016 Today
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.
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's 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.
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.
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.