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.
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.
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 :-).
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).
to release cover song EP January 25,
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.
“Sound Showcase #2″ September
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.
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:
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.