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to the dark music of Chris Wirsig - composer, songwriter and producer;
best known for his Electro Noire band no:carrier, the electronica/ambient project Virtual Conformity, and several soundtrack works.

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“The 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.

“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.

Chris Wirsig releases 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.

Upcoming 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 :-).

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.

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.

no:carrier’s “Ghosts Of The West Coast” set for release May 29
April 25, 2015
The 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).

no:carrier to release cover song EP
January 25, 2015
Electro Noire Pop band no:carrier will release a free four track cover song EP, “Ghosts Of The West Coast” in spring. The EP will be available for free digitally and as special CD edition. The band is also working on a new album to be released later in 2015.

New “Sound Showcase #2″
September 3, 2014
After a full year with new productions, some great references like the soundtrack for the acclaimed iPad game “Alien Tribe 2″ and the release of no:carrier’s successful album “Wisdom & Failure” we finally compiled a new Sound Showcase for you. Listen to the latest songs, soundtracks and cues here.
A CD edition will be available in two weeks.

Live videos from no:carrier at the Viper Room: Let Me Walk Alone and The Robots (Kraftwerk)
August 4, 2014
On their tour of California and Nevada no:carrier also played at the legendary Viper Room in Los Angeles/West Hollywood. Now there are two live videos from that show: On is the original “Let Me Walk Alone” from their album “Wisdom & Failure”, the other one a cover version of Kraftwerk’s “The Robots” sung in German and English. Check them out:


“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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