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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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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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News:
Music for Kaspersky Lab's "Digital Companions" corporate video

September 14, 2016
Music from the Coe become our friends", a corporate video by leading security software company Kaspersky Lab.


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New Library Album:
“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 foreboding.
All songs are available in several mix-outs (instrumental, no drums, drums only...)

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News:
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.

Check out the album "The 13 Crystal Skulls":
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New Library Album:
“Rising Tension
- orchestral/electronic cues
August 1, 2016
Tension, suspense, adventure, crime...
Orchestral, electronic and hybrid cues that underline the drama.
The new album in our library delivers exactly that.

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New Library Album:
“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...

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New Library Album:
“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.

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New Blog Article:
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



New Blog Article:
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



New Release & 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 elements.

Full streaming of the album and more information at crystalskulls.chriswirsig.com
Available digitally and on CD at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and select record stores.

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News: “20 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.



New Release:
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.

Mark 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.




News:
Score 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 festivals soon.
You can already watch the trailer here.



New Release:
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.



New Release:
“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.




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