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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.

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"Halloween Horror" compilation album & "Twiddle Lee Dee" single commercially available in August and September
August 7, 2018
Counter Communication will bring two new releases on its commercial label Electric Heresy in August and September: The compilation album "Halloween Horror" features 25 songs with over 70 minutes playtime, all of them creating a tense, eerie, and often creepy atmosphere. The perfect soundtrack for fans of horror and fantasy, and great for this year's Halloween parties.

The album will be available from 8/17/2018 as CD, Download and Stream at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp and other outlets.

Visitors of ScareLA (8/25-26, Los Angeles Convention Center) can get the CD or Download at a special price only on the days of the convention.

Listen to the Halloween Horror playlist and license tracks directly from our SourceAudio page.


September will see the release of Liza Marie Spark's new single "Twiddle Lee Dee." This swagger, dark and emotive song captivates with its brooding synths and haunting vocals. Who are the shady characters coming and going? What is their aim? Can nothing be undone? As Liza sings, "Here come the judgement of a broken man, who ties the noose before the lawman can."

The single will be available from 9/21/2018 as Download and Stream at iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, Bandcamp and other outlets.

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New Library Album: "Dystopia Unfold"
August 1, 2018
Harsh, hybrid tension tracks for dystopian worlds. These epic electronic/orchestral cues won't let you take a breath for too long. Perfect for science fiction, crime, horror, challenges, tension - lots of stops, edit points and transitions dropping the bass.

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New Library Album: "Tribal Tension"
August 1, 2018
On the warpath - these tension cues feature tribal drums, chants and orchestral/electronic elements. Fitting score for desert tensions, jungle suspense and more.

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Playlist: Aliens and Ancient Cults

July 19, 2018
Emotive, tense and eerie soundtrack for everything alien, fantasy, science fiction, history, and adventure. From ancient ruins to far-away star systems - these songs take you on an exciting journey.

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New Library Album: "Pulsing Tension 2"
July 11, 2018
Dark atmospheres, stalkers in the night, tense emotions – these are the ingredients for the orchestral/electronic cues on “Pulsing Tension 2”. Pulsing, droning, suspense building synths mix with orchestral elements to form brooding, sometimes eerie, always tension focused and dramatic underscore pieces.

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New Library Album: "Dying Dreams - Dystsopian Electropop"
by Audio Terrorist

June 6, 2018
Modern Electropop/Electropunk with a rough, underground edge: On “Dying Dreams” San Francisco’s Audio Terrorist offer four Dark Electro tracks in the vein of Nine Inch Nails, Gary Numan, VNV Nation. From harsh to introspective – perfect music for dystopian times.

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New Library Album: "Hybrid Tension 2"

July 11, 2018
Harsh, dystopian, dangerous – with “Hybrid Tension 2”, composer Chris Wirsig delivers hybrid electronic/orchestral cues with a dystopian, end-times influenced sound. Perfect for trailers, action sequences, sci-fi, and tension scenes.

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New Library Album: "Asylum For Night People - 80's Dark Wave Underground" by Audio Terrorist
July 11, 2018
Original 80’s Electropop/Dark Wave, not just influenced, but the real thing: produced in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. Gloomy atmospheres, harsh synths and sinister club sounds make Audio Terrorist’s early works a perfect example for the birth of the Goth/Electro scene.

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New Library Album: "Sensing Danger"
June 6, 2018
High tension, anticipation and suspense - hybrid electronic/orchestral cues that keep viewers on the edge of their seats. Perfect for action, crime, documentaries and reality shows.

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New Library Album: "Twiddle Lee Dee" by Liza Marie Sparks
June 6, 2018
A dark and shady character, brooding synths and the haunting vocals of Liza Marie Sparks: "Here come the judgement of a broken man, who ties the noose before the lawman can."
Twiddle Lee Dee's swagger groove, dark and emotive vocals, and eerie sounds make it a perfect track for trailers and movies...

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New Library Album: "Pulsing Tension"

May 9, 2018
Pulsing and droning tension cues - electronic/orchestral sounds that keep the anticipation and suspense going.

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New Library Album: "Urban Creep" by Liza Marie Sparks
May 9, 2018
Hip Hop and Urban influenced tension cues - from agitated anticipation to eerie spectres.

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Blog: Moving halfway around the world to make music
April 17, 2018
Six years ago, on this day in April, we arrived in the United States with some suitcases, and with traveler checks to pay for our temporary apartment. It’s always a bittersweet experience to relocate to another part of the world, leaving family and friends, but it also gave me a new freedom. Being a freelancer again, I could finally focus on my music, develop my skills, and start to build a local network in the entertainment industry. And as I usually think more in musical terms, and rather remember what music was playing at what time in my life, here are my personal musical highlights from these past six years – the very personal part of the soundtrack of my life, it seems...
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New Library Album: "Brooding Synth Pop"
by Chris Wirsig
March 7, 2018
Rushing, edgy, brooding - dark Synthpop and EDM tracks, perfect for chase scenes, scientific underscore, and nervous breakdowns.

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Blog: My "Sad California" playlist - Part 2
 
March 12, 2018
California, the Golden State. Los Angeles, the city of dreams, where stars are made and fall again. A fascinating town – glamorous and seedy, full of aspiring entertainers, dazzling wannabes, and failed characters. And there are a lot of songs perfectly capturing this ambiguous nature. So, here’s the second part of the Sad California playlist...
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New Library Album: "Rising Tension 2"
by Chris Wirsig
March 7, 2018
Big orchestral cues for trailers, action, drama. Acoustic and hybrid tracks - heroic, triuimphant and dramatic. Plus some score cues, building from ominous scenes into big finales.

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New Library Album: "Electronica - Volume 2"
by Virtual Conformity
February 7, 2018
Electronic cues from acclaimed electronica project Virtual Conformity, in the vein of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London, Sven Vath - from experimental to ambient, always with a dark and brooding twist.

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Blog: My "Sad California" playlist - Part 1
January 18, 2018
When we decided to move from Germany to California, of course I immedately started to compile a “mix tape” for the occasion. And me being me, it of course tended to be more on the dark, sad, melancholy side...
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New Library Album: “Dark Ambient Drones
by Chris Wirsig
January 10, 2017
Dark and somber score pieces - droning, foreboding, harsh. These drones range from minimal piano to processed drums and harsh synths. Always emoting the darkest and most melancholy feelings, in the vein of scores by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, Mac Quayle and others.

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New Library Album:
“Lovesong (The Cure cover)
by no:carrier, Mills, Nadia S.
December 6, 2017
Mills, Nadia S., and Chris Wirsig of no:carrier bonded over a fondness for dark, dramatic styles of music, and teamed up for a special cover song: The Cure’s goth rock classic, “Lovesong,” gets reimagined in an epic, trailerized orchestral/electronic style – haunting, emotive, breathtaking. Capturing the melancholy of the original, it immerses the listener and builds to an epic, darkly beautiful finale.

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New Library Album:
“Starshot
- Electronic Instrumentals” by Chris Wirsig
December 6, 2017
For "Starshot," Chris Wirsig drew from the legacy of the Berlin School style and its artists who influenced him, from Tangerine Dream to Klaus Schulze. The album, dedicated to the late Edgar Froese, features music in the style of these artists - emotive and immersive. Also think current synth scores like in "Stranger Things" and other shows.

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New Library Album: “Chasing Tears by no:carrier & Scilla
November 1, 2017
Acclaimed electro pop artist no:carrier teamed up with outstanding vocalist Scilla to write six Trip Hop style songs. The songs are in the vein of Portishead, Massive Attack and Morcheeba, but with a modern flavor - dark, somber, emotive. From the upcoming lead single "Tomorrow's Sorrow," dealing with deep fears of regret and failure, to stories of breakups, emancipation and somber emotions.

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New Library Album: “Okkultika by Chris Wirsig
October 4, 2017
Macabre at its best: From a “Witch Dance” and the satanic “The Devil’s Mark” to the nightly terror of a “Sukkubus”, these 16 electronic/orchestral cues are the perfect soundtrack for every nightmare.

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latest library albums

Pulsing Tension 2
action | suspense | tension
brooding, eerie, always tension focused and dramatic
 listen & license


Dying Dreams:
Dystopian Electropop
dark | electronic | ebm
Electropop/Electropunk with a rough, underground edge
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Hybrid Tension 2
epic | hybrid | tension
hybrid electronic/orchestral
tension, action & trailer cues
 listen & license


Asylum For Night People:
80's Dark Wave Underground
original 80's | dark pop | wave
gloomy songs from the birth of
the Goth/Dark Wave scene
 listen & license


Sensing Danger
action | suspense | tension
hybrid electronic/orchestral cues
 listen & license


Twiddle Lee Dee
swagger | emotive | haunting
dark swagger electropop
 listen & license


Pulsing Tension
electronic | tense | pulsing
electronic/orchestral cues for anticipation and suspense
 listen & license


Urban Creep
tense | urban | anticipation
hip hop & urban influenced
tension cues
 listen & license


Brooding Synth Pop
electronic | tense | edgy
dark synth pop and edm for intense and nervous scenes
 listen & license


Rising Tension 2
orchestral | heroic | epic
big orchestral cues for trailers, action, drama
 listen & license


Electronica - Vol. 2
electronic | abstract | ambient
style of Autechre, Aphex Twin, Future Sound Of London
 listen & license


Dark Ambient Drones
droning | foreboding | harsh
minimal piano to processed drums & harsh synths in the vein of Trent Reznor, Dave Porter, Skinny Puppy
listen & license


Starshot - Electronic Instrumentals
emotive | building | epic
classic electronic music, style of Tangerine Dream, Stranger Things...
listen & license


Lovesong
epic | orchestral | tense
haunting, big building cover version of the goth rock classic
listen & license


Chasing Tears
trip hop | electronic jazz | dark
songs in the style of Portishead, Massive Attack, Morcheeba
listen & license


Okkultika
creepy | electronic | haunting
nightmarish electronic/orchestral tension and horror cues
listen & license

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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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