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Welcome to Counter Communications, where you find melancholy, creepy, edgy music - regardless of genre. Our composers and musicians are alchemists of angst, experts of edgy,  masters of melancholy, creators of creep. From cues, and instrumentals to songs, score and dark cover versions.

You can easily license our tracks through our one-stop boutique library or get custom music for your projects.

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"Bad 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.

Watch the video here...

“Bad Moon Rising” is available at iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores.

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New Library Album:
“Killing Noize
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.

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Blog: 5 Quick Mixing Tips – Frequencies, Panorama and Air
May 25, 2017
Mixing 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




New Library Album:
“Abstract Piano
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.

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New Blog Article:
5 effect plugins I can't live without (and why)

April 11, 2017
Everyone 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




New Library Album:
“Elekktro Creep
by Chris Wirsig
March 29, 2017
Creepy, 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.



New Blog Article:
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



News:
Chris Wirsig's music in "Mariah's World"

January 10, 2017
The 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.





News:
Title theme for "Nadya's Identity Files" produced by Chris Wirsig

November 24, 2016
"Nadya's 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.



New 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", "Alibis").

“Broken Rainbow” will be available digitally and on limited edition CD from iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp and other stores.

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News:
Music for Kaspersky Lab's "Digital Companions" corporate video

September 14, 2016
Music from the Counter Communications library builds tension in "Digital Companions: How smartphones have become our friends", a corporate video by leading security software company Kaspersky Lab.


Listen to more tension cues directly on our SourceAudio page.



New Library Album:
“Ghosts Of The West Coast
- Dark Cover Versions” by no:carrier
September 1, 2016
The songs on no:carrier's "Ghosts Of The West Coast" cover well-known hits in their unique, dark Electro Pop style. From Don Henley's "The Boys Of Summer", Belinda Carlisle's "California", Tony Carey's "Room With A View" and CCR's "Bad Moon Rising" to the Irish traditional "She Moved Through The Fair". Haunting, creepy and foreboding.
All songs are available in several mix-outs (instrumental, no drums, drums only...)

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News:
Music in "My Fighting Season"

August 16, 2017
The documentary series "My Fighting Season," first aired on the Audience Network, follows American soldiers in Afghanistan, with real footage captured from on the ground cameras. Songs from our album "The 13 Crystal Skulls" have been featured in three episodes.

Check out the album "The 13 Crystal Skulls":
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New Library Album:
“Rising Tension
- orchestral/electronic cues
August 1, 2016
Tension, suspense, adventure, crime...
Orchestral, electronic and hybrid cues that underline the drama.
The new album in our library delivers exactly that.

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New Library Album:
“Strange Things In The Night - Vol. 1
” - Creepy electronic/acoustic cues
August 1, 2016
Tension and suspense, things creeping around, otherworldly beings and much more...
That's the stuff of the tension cues found on our library album "Strange Things In The Night - Vol. 1": Electronic, acoustic and orchestral cues for horror, science fiction, crime, suspense, drama...

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New Library Album:
“Signals From... - Electronic Instrumentals”

July 29, 2016
The new addition to our music library features electronic instrumental songs in the vein of Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis. Of course infused with tension, darkness and suspense, hits and stings, and captivating original sounds and instruments.
Written and produced by Chris Wirsig, all songs are also available in several mix-outs, from no drums versions to no melody versions.

Listen and license directly from our SourceAudio page.



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latest library albums

Abstract Piano
avantgarde | drama | tension
unusual piano cues
listen & license


Elekktro Creep
creepy | emotive | edgy
harsh electronic cues
listen & license

Rising Tension
suspense | crime | adventure
orchestral & electronic cues
listen & license



Broken Rainbow
barren | hopeless | depression
songs | electropop | synthpop
listen & license

Ghosts / West Coast
lost loves | lost dreams
dark cover songs
electropop | alternative pop
listen & license




Strange Things In The Night - Vol. 1
horror | sci-fi | creepy | otherworldly
electronic, acoustic, orchestral
listen & license

Signals From...
emotion | tension
electronic instrumentals in the vein of Tangerine Dream,
JM Jarre, Vangelis...
listen & license


The 13 Crystal Skulls
nightmares | mystery | tension
dark ambient
acoustic/electronic hybrids
listen & license




latest video


latest releases

no:carrier
Broken Rainbow

darkwave | electropop | synthpop

   


Chris Wirsig/no:carrier
The 13 Crystal Skulls

dark ambientt
   

Chris Wirsig
20 Matches OST
original score
   

no:carrier
Ghosts / West Coast

dark cover songs
electropop | alternative pop

   



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