Posted May 13, 2016 by Mike Mineo in Tracks

Chris Wirsig / no:carrier – “The Lost Artifact”

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Apart from perhaps Halloween, there’s no better time to post the work of Chris Wirsig than on a Friday the 13th. The San Francisco-based classically trained musician combines over 15 years experience in music production with a personal fascination for the “13 Crystal Skulls” conspiracy and “mysterious atmospheres and dark places.” In general, his soundscapes resemble those of horror films, where a looming foreboding presents itself around every dark turn.¬†His newest release The 13 Crystal Skulls, under Chris Wirsing / no:carrier, features 13 instrumental tracks that will certainly appeal to fans of the dark ambient genre. From the jerking shrill keys and dark synth pads of opener “Overture” to the ¬†ghostly creaking of “Ghosts of the Aztecs” and cinematic soar of closer “The Lost Artifact”, it’s a very convincing output from a songwriter and producer who will certainly be sought out by horror movie directors.

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