to the dark
music of Chris Wirsig - composer, songwriter and producer;
for his Electro Noire band no:carrier, the electronica/ambient project
Virtual Conformity, and several soundtrack works.
release new album "Broken Rainbow - Ballads for an Apocalyptic World" November
11, 2016 Today
no:carrier release their new album "Broken Rainbow" – sub-titled
"Ballads for an Apocalyptic World". The cover shows this 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,
The songs on "Broken Rainbow" range from the lead single's 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"). With the creepy cover version of Creedence Clearwater
Revival's "Bad Moon Rising", and "The Man Who Drew Cats", a
biographical song about Louis Wain, famous for his illustrations of
anthropomorphic cats, no:carrier again show a wide range of topics and
musical influences, and merge it with their signature Electro Noir
Album landing page with more information and full pre-listen: http://brokenrainbow.nocarriermusic.com
“Broken Rainbow” will be available digitally and on limited edition CD
from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other
Lab research video with Chris' music August 23,
new Kaspersky Lab video for a research about how digital devices have
become our best friends features new music from Chris. You'll find some
interesting revelations about our dependence on smartphones in the
music now also available from DA Music Management August 10,
of Chris' music is now also available from the DA Music Management library,
a cutting-edge artist development/business operations boutique firm
offering tracks for placement in all aspects of media. Chris is also
one of DA Music's house composers available for commissioned work. You
can find DA Music's library at damusic.sourceaudio.com.
13 Crystal Skulls” released to rave reviews 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.
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 releases 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.
releases from Chris Wirsig and no:carrier December
10, 2015 Several
new releases are scheduled from Chris Wirsig and the electropop band
no:carrier for the next year already. First up will be the "20 Matches
Soundtrack" in January, including an alternative version of the score
produced exclusively for the soundtrack release. Spring will see a full
instrumental album, "The 13 Crystal Skulls", and later no:carrier will
release new material as well. So no rest
over the holidays as there's a lot cooking right now :-).
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.
“Ghosts Of The West Coast” set for release May 29 April 25,
upcoming cover songs EP from Electro Noire Pop band no:carrier is set
for worldwide release on May 29, 2015. The EP will be available
digitally on all platforms as well as special CD edition from the bands
Bandcamp shop. The EP will feature four unlikely
cover versions in no:carriers unique dark electronic style, as well as
four different singers: Apart from no:carrier’s Cynthia Wechselberger
the EP features Kalib DuArte, Melissa Harding and Lauralee Brown.
The songs are: “The Boys Of Summer” (Don Henley), “California” (Belinda
Carlisle), “Room With A View” (Tony Carey) and “She Moved Through The
Fair” (Irish Traditional).