growing roster features artists from all different genres, with one
thing in common: They make dark, edgy and melancholy music.
Chris Wirsig "Wirsig takes the soul of sound
and uses it as a weapon" (Jaded Culture)
Composer, Songwriter, Producer of Dark Intense Soundscapes, from
Electro Pop to electronic/acoustic and epic orchestral score. Chris
Wirsig enjoyed classical training on piano and saxophone, studied
audio engineering at SAE Technology College and has more than 20 years
experience in music production. Apart from other projects he started
the acclaimed Electro Noire band no:carrier
in 1995 and the Electronica/Chill-Out project Virtual
Conformity in 2001.
His music can be heard in games like the acclaimed Top Ten iPad game
“Alien Tribe 2”, the short mystery movie "20 Matches" and in TV shows
on ABC, E!, Audience Network/DirecTV and others.
no:carrier "haunting and somber vibe (...) melancholic
and bittersweet" (Huffington Post)
"lush, melancholic soundscapes with a
caustic edge (...) paired well with each vocalist" (AXS)
in 1995, the Electro Noire Pop band no:carrier evolved from harsh EBM
tracks to Dark Wave/Electropop songs with the band's main singer
Cynthia Wechselberger and original member Chris Wirsig. Today the band
includes different singers, lending their unique vocals to the emotive,
often melancholy songs.
no:carrier & Scilla When
an acclaimed electro pop project get's together with an accomplished
jazz/pop artist to venture into Trip Hop, you can expect the result to
be captivating and emotive. That's what no:carrier & Scilla deliver
on their debut EP "Chasing Tears": Songs in the vein of Portishead,
Massive Attack and Morcheeba, but with a modern flavor - dark, somber,
emotive. From deep fears of regret and failure, to stories of breakups,
emancipation and somber emotions.
Virtual Conformity "Equality can only be reached in virtuality"
electronica project Virtual Conformity was founded by Chris Wirsig in
2001 and so far released two EPs and one full-length album. The
project's style can be described as "Sven Všth meets Autechre meets
Future Sound Of London", ranging between minimal techno, ambient and
Liza Marie B. Sparks "A star crossed lover's dark fairytale
Marie B. Sparks is a singer songwriter from Vallejo, California, who
came to music late in life using it to heal. As a child, Liza Marie
loved to write stories and poetry. When she found music, she naturally
combined the two. Hearing and seeing melodies all formulate all around
her. Liza Marie is inspired to continue and capture what she sees and
feels through music.
Liza Marie’s southern based roots give her storytelling songs a unique
perspective of modern telling and melodies. Liza Marie plays the
guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, piano and is learning cello.
Audio Terrorist Started
in 1984 as an experimental noise band, Audio Terrorist has been
releasing albums ranging from abstract to dance electronia for almost
three decades. Their influences range from Gary Numan and David Bowie
to John Cage and Harry Partch.
Coming to the
Counter Communications library soon!
Find their commercial releases on:
trip hop | electronic jazz | dark
songs in the style of Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba listen & license