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
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.
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
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
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.
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".
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."
Michael Engesser Michael
Engesser is a composer and music producer. Holding
a double degree in Film Scoring and Contemporary
Writing and Production from Berklee College of
Music and close to two decades worth of experience
in the industry, Michael is equally at home in the
world of film soundtracks and in the studio
recording and producing artists.
His works include soundtrack composition for
films and video games, album production and
arranging for live performances.
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
Guest Of Rapture Welcome
to the world of the Guest...
Carefully pieced together by the mind of a single
man, Guest of Rapture has carved out his niche of
electronic music with a sharp take on the
ever-expanding genre of EDM.
From a very early age, music was the outlet to
which he could interpret his world and manipulate
said ideals into an auditory experience that grips
and holds the listener from start to finish. Thus
giving the listener a peek into the mind of the
Guest. Using a unique method of blending genres,
Guest of Rapture has created a new type of musical
journey for the world.
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.
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