Welcome to Counter Communications, where
melancholy, creepy, edgy music - regardless of genre.Our
musicians are alchemists of angst, experts of edgy, masters of
melancholy, creators of creep. From cues, and instrumentals to songs,
and dark cover versions. You can easily license our tracks through
our one-stop boutique library or get custom music for your projects.
“Dark Ambient Drones”
by Chris Wirsig January 10,
and somber score pieces - droning, foreboding, harsh. These drones
range from minimal piano to processed drums and harsh synths. Always
emoting the darkest and most melancholy feelings, in the vein of scores
by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy, Throbbing
Gristle, Mac Quayle and others.
“Lovesong (The Cure cover)”
by no:carrier, Mills, Nadia S. December 6,
2017 Mills, Nadia S., and Chris Wirsig of no:carrier bonded
over a fondness for dark, dramatic styles of music, and teamed up for a
special cover song: The Cure’s goth rock classic, “Lovesong,” gets
reimagined in an epic, trailerized orchestral/electronic style –
haunting, emotive, breathtaking. Capturing the melancholy of the
original, it immerses the listener and builds to an epic, darkly
- Electronic Instrumentals”
by Chris Wirsig December 6,
"Starshot," Chris Wirsig drew from the legacy of the Berlin School
style and its artists who influenced him, from Tangerine Dream to Klaus
Schulze. The album, dedicated to the late Edgar Froese, features music
in the style of these artists - emotive and immersive. Also think
current synth scores like in "Stranger Things" and other shows.
by no:carrier & Scilla November 1,
electro pop artist no:carrier teamed up with outstanding vocalist
Scilla to write six Trip Hop style songs. The songs are in the vein of
Portishead, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, but with a modern flavor -
dark, somber, emotive. From the upcoming lead single "Tomorrow's
Sorrow," dealing with deep fears of regret and failure, to stories of
breakups, emancipation and somber emotions.
by Chris Wirsig October 4,
at its best: From a “Witch Dance” and the satanic “The Devil’s Mark” to
the nightly terror of a “Sukkubus”, these 16 electronic/orchestral cues
are the perfect soundtrack for every nightmare.
50 years Tangerine Dream - 5 albums you should listen to September
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
“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.
by Chris Wirsig August 3,
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.
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.
5 Reasons why I seldom listen to radio June 22,
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
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.
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.
5 Quick Mixing Tips – Frequencies, Panorama and Air May 25,
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
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.
5 effect plugins I can't live without (and why) April 11,
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
by Chris Wirsig March 29,
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.
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,
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
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.
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",
“Broken Rainbow” will be available digitally and on limited edition CD
from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other