roster features artists from all different genres,
with one thing in common: They make dark, edgy and
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
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)
soundscapes with a caustic edge (...) paired
well with each vocalist" (AXS)
Founded 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
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"
The 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 Väth
meets Autechre meets Future Sound Of London",
ranging between minimal techno, ambient and trip
Liza Marie B. Sparks "A star crossed
lover's dark fairytale ending"
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
Audio Terrorist Started
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
droning | foreboding | harsh
minimal piano to processed drums &
harsh synths in the vein of Trent
Reznor, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy listen