years Tangerine Dream - 5 albums you should listen
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... Continue reading
Album: “Electronica - Volume 1”
by Virtual Conformity September
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.
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
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. Listen and license directly from
our SourceAudio page.
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
Rising" - new video and single from no:carrier June
9, 2017 Ominous.
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.
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. Listen and license directly
from our SourceAudio page.
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
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. Listen and license directly from
our SourceAudio page.
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
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. Listen and license directly from
our SourceAudio page.
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
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.
Title theme for "Nadya's Identity Files" produced
by Chris Wirsig November
24, 2016 "Nadya's
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.
& Library Album:
no:carrier's "Broken Rainbow - Ballads for an
Apocalyptic World" November
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 stores.
“Ghosts Of The West Coast
- Dark Cover Versions”
by no:carrier September
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 foreboding.
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, 2017 The 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, 2016 Tension, suspense, adventure,
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
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
& Library Album:
“The 13 Crystal Skulls”
dark ambient instrumentals 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
running at several film festivals February
happy to announce that the short movie "20
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.
Chris Wirsig's soundtrack EP for mystery short
film “20 Matches” January
22, 2016 The 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.
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
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.
Score for mystery short movie "20 Matches" September
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 festivals soon.
You can already watch the trailer here.
no:carrier’s “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.
“Alien 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.