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Our 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.

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no:carrier
"haunting and somber vibe (...) melancholic and bittersweet"
(Huffington Post)

"lush, melancholic 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 melancholy songs.

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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.

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Liza Marie B. Sparks
"A star crossed lover's dark fairytale ending"

Liza 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.

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Volker Barber
Volker Barber studied piano with Munich University Masterclass student Hildegard Stenda and at Peter Cornelius Conservatory, and studied at Berklee College of Music correspondence course and extensions at UCLA. With the Hired Help Band he won the German Academy Award Echo (equal to a Grammy), and then joined German top chart MOR Rockband Tokyo, opening for Meatloaf on his European tour. He also toured as keyboardist internationally with Jennifer Rush. He can be heard on hundreds of productions, working with artists such as Terence Trent D'Arby, Milli Vanilli, Rob & Fab, Boney M, Meatloaf, and Debbie Bonham.

His TV credits include the theme songs for the "Julius Caesar" TV series, and the Oliver Kahn TV show, he also contributed hours of music to over 170 Episodes of the ongoing German TV series "Verrückt nach Meer," and "Verrückt nach Fluss." His music can be heard on over 300 syndicated radio shows for Dove, Ferrari, Bayer, Shell, and he wrote music for Head, Adidas, Fresenius, Thomas Cook, Novartis and many others. On TV, his music appears regularly on NBC, FOX Sports, National Geographic, Animal Planet, MBL, German channels ARD, RTL, ZDF, as well as on Chinese CCTV, and other Asian networks.

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Benjamin Krause
Benjamin Krause is an Emmy-nominated composer born in Stuttgart, Germany, now based out of Los Angeles. He has contributed music to critically acclaimed films and TV shows such as Oscar-nominated documentary "Claude Lanzmann", PBS' "The Boys of '36", Netflix' "Voyeur" and National Geographic's "Hell on Earth".

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Jon Gary
Jon Gary is a composer and multi-instrumentalist, whose music has appeared on national television shows including "CSI: New Orleans," "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Today Show," "Counting Cars," "Income Property" and more.

In 2014, his music was featured in the film "Tell," starring Milo Ventimiglia, Jason Lee and Katee Sackoff. In addition, he has also written music for video games and the  documentary "The Little Firemen," which won Lisbon International Film Festival’s “Best Documentary Feature” award. Most recently, Jon composed music for the Warner Bros. Stage 13 episodic series "I Love Bekka and Lucy."

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Steven Buckner
Classical/Jazz Pianist and Composer Steven Buckner has always been inspired by others and world events when composing music. He has written music that has been placed on film and television. He recently took home 4 awards at the 2018 Indie Music Channel awards ceremony. Currently Steven Buckner is residing in Los Angeles California with his family.

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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, Bauhaus and David Bowie to John Cage, Nine Inch Nails and Harry Partch.




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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 hop.

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latest library albums

Pleasure And Pain -
Classic Goth Rock
Harsh, hybrid tension tracks for dystopian worlds
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Pulsing Tension 3
Tension cues with tribal drums, chants and orchestral/
electronic elements
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Dystopia Unfold
Harsh, hybrid tension tracks for dystopian worlds
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Tribal Tension
Tension cues with tribal drums, chants and orchestral/
electronic elements
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Pulsing Tension 2
brooding, eerie, always tension focused and dramatic
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Dying Dreams:
Dystopian Electropop
Electropop/Electropunk with a rough, underground edge
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Hybrid Tension 2
hybrid electronic/orchestral
tension, action & trailer cues
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Asylum For Night People:
80's Dark Wave Underground
gloomy songs from the birth of
the Goth/Dark Wave scene
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Sensing Danger
hybrid electronic/orchestral cues
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Twiddle Lee Dee
dark swagger electropop
with haunting vocals
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Pulsing Tension
electronic/orchestral cues for anticipation and suspense
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Urban Creep
hip hop & urban influenced
tension cues
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Brooding Synth Pop
dark synth pop and edm for intense and nervous scenes
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Rising Tension 2
big orchestral cues for trailers, action, drama
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Electronica - Vol. 2
style of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London
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Dark Ambient Drones
minimal piano to processed drums & harsh synths in the vein of Trent Reznor, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy
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Starshot - Electronic Instrumentals
classic electronic music, style of Tangerine Dream, Stranger Things...
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Lovesong
haunting, big building cover version of the goth rock classic
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Chasing Tears
songs in the style of Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba
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Okkultika
nightmarish electronic/orchestral tension and horror cues
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latest releases

no:carrier & Scilla
Chasing Tears
trip hop | electro jazz
     


Chris Wirsig
Starshot

electronic | instrumental
     


no:carrier, Mills, Nadia S
Lovesong

epic | orchestral | Cure cover
     


no:carrier
Bad Moon Rising

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

     

Chris Wirsig
Signals From...

electronic | instrumental

     


no:carrier
Broken Rainbow

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

     



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